This month in nursery we have been focusing on traditional tales, in particular ‘The three little pigs’. Children have been enjoyed listening to the stories being read to them by an adult and have also joined in. To further embed our children’s learning we have been using pie Corbett’s story maps and have really enjoyed making up actions to the different parts of the story. Children have been using small world animals to retell the story with their peers in small groups.
Children have been singing songs during circle time and music lessons with Mrs Stoker. They have demonstrated excellent listening skills when they play ‘stop’ ‘start’ games, where children make music using shakers, triangles and drums and they take it in turns to say ‘stop’.
Nursery children have enjoyed mixing colours with their sponges as they make the 3 little pigs houses. They children are able to talk about the different materials the houses are made out of as they use junk modelling materials to make large houses using straw, stick and bricks.
Children are beginning to acquire the language skills to describe 2D properties as they make pictures using 2D shapes.
In Nursery we take great efforts in following the childrens’ interests, children enjoyed digging for treasure in the sand pit and were inspired by the book ‘tip tip dig dig’. We extended the childrens’ language by giving them words such as, ‘push, pull, roll, dig, lift’…
In Nursery we used the childrens’ interest of construction to relate back to the three little pigs story, where the children used their prior learning to build and use construction toys to make their own houses for the three little pigs.
This month we have been busy celebrating and learning about the Chinese New Year, this year being the year of the rat. We have been listening to the story of the animal race, where the 12 animals competed against each other. Children used puppets and small world animals to retell the story.
This term to broaden children’s experience we have been practising to write Chinese symbols for the 12 different animals, we really enjoyed making marks in different coloured sand. We also practised looking at numbers in Mandarin to match different numbers to the different objects.