Blog 23.09.21

Our book this week has been ‘Life Sized Animal Tracks’ by John Townsend.  It is a non-fiction book which has full size footprints of lots of different animals.  We took our shoes off and stood on the footprints to see if our feet were bigger or smaller than the animals footprints.  The elephant’s foot print was huge.  All of our footprints put together still weren’t as big the elephant’s footprint!  We have loved looking at this book throughout the week.  Mrs Cotton helped us do some sponge printing of animal footprints as well which was great fun!

This week nursery children have been doing ‘Squiggle while you Wiggle’.  They have been doing a great job of listening to instructions and drawing lines and dots.  The Reception children have continued with the sounds m, a, s and d and have been practising writing the letters using the correct formation.

We had a good time this week learning how to use different types of hole punches.  There is quite a skill involved which all the children, Nursery and Reception, were able to master.  Well done!

Outside this week we have been using the scooters and balance bikes which has been great fun.    We have also been solving problems in the water area including how to fill a kettle with a small spout.  One afternoon we went outside on the field and went on the play equipment.  Mrs Popay and Mrs Cotton were really impressed with how we could climb and balance.

One day we had some leaves in the tuff tray and we used crayons to do some leaf rubbing.  ‘It’s magic!’ exclaimed one of the Starfish when they had finished.   In maths this week the Reception children have been learning to sort in different ways and be able to talk about how they have sorted.

Our highlight this week was when Mr Easton came in to do music with us.  First of all we sang some songs to help us to understand fast and slow and then we used the shaker eggs.  We can’t wait for him to come back next week!

Next week our story will be ‘The Littlest Yak’ by Lu Fraser and Kate Hindley.  We will be following on with our footprints theme as the littlest yak makes footprints in the snow.