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Wk. beg. 14.06.21

This week we will be focusing on the traditional tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Click on the link below to hear the same story that we will be reading in class. 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Books Alive

Books Alive reads aloud the classic Norwegian fairy tale about 3 Goats crossing a bridge to get to the lush green meadow on the other side but are blocked by...

Personal, Social, Emotional Development.


We will explore water safety and consider ways to stay safe when out walking alongside the local canal and rivers in the area. We will explore ways to get help should someone fall in the water and what we can do to support them. 


We will also be revisiting the NSPCC, PANTS Campaign. We will sing along with Pantosaurus, design our own pants and remember the PANTS rules;


Privates are private,

Always remember your body belongs to you,

No means no,

Talk about secrets that upset you,

Speak up, someone can help. 

Physical Development, Gross Motor.


Each day we will complete short burst energy activities to keep us healthy and to improve our co-ordination. On Tuesday morning we will have our P.E. session. Please ensure children come dressed in appropriate clothing and suitable outdoor footwear such as trainers as this session will be delivered outdoors on the school playground or on the field. In the event of good weather please apply sun cream before arriving at Nursery and include a sun cap in your child's bag.


Physical Development, Fine Motor.


We will continue to develop our accuracy when using mark making tools with a focus this week on letter formation and copying our name using our name cards. We will practice large scale movements, then practice the same patterns on large sheets of paper as part of our Squiggle while you Wiggle routines. We will continue to develop our finger muscles through our Dough Disco movements. We will develop our hand/eye co-ordination by working with a steady hand when we roll and squeeze the dough to create a bridge to use with our small world play mats. 

Communication and Language; Word of the week, Over.


Practise the word 'over' by physically stepping over objects such as toys, puddles and cracks in the pavement.



Reading: We will continue to recognise our own names through using our name cards to construct our own names. We will name and discuss the characters in the text and the story settings as we read the book and as we re-enact the story in the role play area. The children will have access to their favourite stories as well as a rich collection of traditional stories that we will explore over the coming weeks.  

Writing: We will practice writing our own names and write on colourful troll shaped paper. Children will be able to choose to write their own message on the troll or copy some of the speech that the troll uses within the story. 



Our rhyme of the week is, London's Bridge Is Falling Down and will be sang by all children.

Older children moving into Reception Class in September will listen to an adult sounding out and blending a word and will identify what word has been blended using their listening skills, they will then be encouraged to sound out the words themselves. They will listen to their friends and identify who has spoken by listening to their voice and identify the direction that sounds have been played. 

Younger children remaining in nursery in September will add instruments to the story, selecting sounds that match images and words heard, such as trip, trap, trip, trap or munch, munch, munch and splash! They will send two sounds around the circle copying them in the correct sequence. 

Mathematics, Number.


Younger children remaining in Nursery in September will focus on numbers 0-6, counting forwards from 0-6, identifying these numbers on a dotty die, counting amounts and exploring different ways to separate two then three goats between two different grass pastures. They will represent these numbers through using their fingers and drawing pictures to match the amount.  

Older children moving into Reception Class in September will focus on numbers 0-10, counting forwards and backwards from 0-10, identifying numbers and exploring different ways to separate three then four goats between two different grass pastures. They will represent these numbers through drawing pictures and writing the numerals to match the amounts.  

Understanding the World.


We will be naming and looking at local rivers to Cookley, including the River Stour and River Seven. We will also watch video clips of the Seven Boar. We will look at and name famous bridges in the UK and use this knowledge to extend our own learning in our play. 

Expressive Arts and Design.


In the creative area we will create our own river and grassland pictures using paint and brushes then use blocks to create a bridge over the river. In the role play area and small world area we will act out the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff, using small world toys, character masks and stick puppets. In the construction area we will look at a variety of bridges then use loose parts to create our own bridges. 

Our rhyme of the week is, London Bridge Is Falling Down. Encourage your child to continue to practise the rhyme at home too. 

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