Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes


Our new topic is 'Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes' and we will be sharing and learning to retell 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Magic Porridge Pot'.  The children will be given multi-sensory experiences to help bring the stories alive such as using porridge oats to explore the capacity of different sized bowls.  We will taste breakfasts from around the world and talk about our likes and dislikes.  We will use our developing phonic skills to write for simple purposes such as captions for pictures, speech bubbles and labels for maps.


In Maths, we will be learning to count irregular arrangements of objects and pictures carefully, using strategies such as starting at the top and counting across in rows.  You could practise this at home with small toys on a tray.    We will also learn to identify and describe 3D shapes, such as cones, cylinders, cubes and spheres and to solve simple problems involving money.  It would be great if you could look at some real coins with your child and practise sorting them and counting out pennies to pay for items up to 10p or 20p.