The story of the Three Little Pigs has been popular – last week we read this story at the children’s request, so this week we have extended this further by setting up a story scene within our tuff tray. Some children acted the story out, first building our straw house, and then huffing and puffing to blow the house down! Others simply enjoyed playing with the animals and added lions, tigers and elephants too! We also used chalks to create our own masterpieces within the tuff tray.
The children are still feeling inspired by the autumnal leaves falling. Our trees are almost bare now – so the children have been sweeping and collecting leaves all week. We observed some lovely team work to collect leaves on Wednesday – with children working together to fill their wheelbarrows and pots and collect the leaves together within a large wooden planter in the garden.
Feeling inspired by the leaves, we tried a new printing technique at the craft table. We bound together a bundle of cotton buds and used these to print a leaf like image on to a trunk.
We’ve been busy getting ready for our nativity, practicing our songs every day – the children are getting more confident with the words, but please remember to sing these at home too!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: Road safety is so important; take a walk with your child and discuss how to cross a road – finding a safe place and making sure they always safely hold a hand. Look for road signs and see whether you can identify shapes, numbers or colours. Look at all the different vehicles on the road; cars, bikes, buses, vans – can you count them?