25.11.22 Little Red Riding Hood

Blog 25.11.22

This week we have continued with your traditional tale focus and our focus story has been ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We have read the story lots of times and joined in with  retelling the story and also the wolf’s key narrative. We have learnt that traditional tales usually start with ‘once upon a time’ and finish with ‘the end’. Our role play area has been changed into Grandma’s cottage so we have been the different characters and have been retelling the story in our own words.

This week our rainbow challenges have been:

Literacy –read the initial sound/word from the story and match it with the picture

Maths – sorting representations of numbers 1-5

Fine motor – colour by number characters from the story to use in the role play area

Funky fingers – threading phonics beads to make words to match the pictures

Role play – take on the role of a character from the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and retell the story

Phonics – use the picture to write different CVC words

ICT – complete the jigsaw puzzle to make a scene from Little Red Riding Hood

In Disco Dough this week we have been practising pinching, slapping and squeezing by following the different instructions o the interactive screen. We have enjoyed learning a new ‘Squiggle While You Wiggle’ move called ‘move the hump’ to the Backstreet Boys song ‘Don’t go breaking my heart’.

The reception children have learnt 3 new sounds during Read Write Inc phonics; qu, ng and nk. They have been using the mnemonic rhymes to write them correctly and have also been practising to write words with these new sounds and those they already know. They have also learnt to recognise the words was and my. 

In maths the reception children have been continuing to recognise the numbers 4 and 5 and how these numbers can look different such as when represented by a tally, numberblock or on a dice. They have been using their red and yellow sided counters to find different combinations of how to make 4 and 5. This week we have enjoyed singing a different number song which can be found following this link; Numbers Song Let's Count 1-10 New Version - YouTube

The nursery children have been looking at repeating patterns and creating their own using different colours, shapes and everyday objects. They have been looking at rhyme and whether they can match different pictures together which sound the same.

On Monday we worked with NUFC and continued moving in different ways. Some children were chosen to be the ‘mini coach’ to help lead and explain the instructions. We also practised different types of throws and learned that a under arm throw is best for aiming and an over arm throw helps with distance and power.

We have also been writing out letters to Santa so that they are ready to post to Reindeer land next week. We have used sound mats to help us make sure we have formed all out letters correctly.    

Our rehearsals are well under way for our Christmas production of ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ and we look great as twinkling angels.

On Friday we received a special delivery from Company B of some of Little Red Riding Hood cakes which we enjoyed eating as a treat.

Next week we will be looking at the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and we once again will be adding different props into the forest cottage role play area.