The week became based around the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and the children acted out the story in their own words each day, taking it in turns to play the various roles. At snack time the children pretended to be bears and made and ate porridge which they loved or hated in equal numbers!!
We learned a new song this week called “When Goldilocks went to the house of the bear”. The song has actions linked to makaton signing and by the end of the week the children had become very good at remembering the signs as well as the words.
There were some interesting models made this week out of boxes and other materials. The model of Daddy bear can be seen in our gallery of pictures on this page.
Messy play is always good fun and this week it was a mixture of oats and water for pretend porridge, shaving foam sprayed onto a table to form letters of the alphabet, and the usual mix of glue and paint. The shaving foam idea was extended by the use of food colouring put into a pipette to drop onto the foam. Glitter and shampoo were added to created new exciting textures and consider new describing words.
One of the children decided that pressing buttons into paint would make a good pattern and he managed to produce some lovely pictures.
In the garden we made dens using blankets and boxes, played with the water wall, made pies in the mud kitchen and played lots of fun games.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home:
Why not try asking your child to make up a story which you can write out for them. It is great fun seeing what ideas they can come up with with a little prompting.
Try squirting a small amount of value shaving foam onto a plastic tray or maybe a plastic table outside. Using a finger to swirl around and maybe form letters of numbers is a great fun way to practise writing skills. (added bonus is that the surface becomes lovely and clean).