We have enjoyed a variety of reading resources in Nursery this week. The children have particularly enjoyed reading the story 'Rain', linking it to the dark clouds in the sky outside. During free play, we have been encouraging the children to access the fiction and non-fiction books within the Reading Area more independently in order to encourage child-initiated discussion and to also allow opportunities for the children to show their interests. 


We have been encouraging the children to independently find their name cards from the board and practice writing onto available white boards. We have been looking at the letters in our names and thinking about the way that they are formed. We have had lots of fun drawing a representation of our faces and talking about our features. 

17.09.2018 - Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The children have been independently accessing the Golidlocks and The Three Bears storybook available within the Reading Area.


This week we have been using Goldilocks and The Three Bears as our main story during Key Worker activities. During Continuous, the children have been keen to explore the puppets and resources also available within the Reading Area, recreating the story by using their own words and actions. 


We have continued to focus on using our name cards to practice writing our names. Miss Quayle and Mrs Twiss now have their own name cards and have been using these to model to the children! We have focused on promoting the children's confidence in independently accessing the writing tools within the Continuous Provision and encouraging them to give discuss their pictures by giving meaning to their marks.

24.09.2018 - 3 Little Pigs

This week we have been using the traditional tale '3 Little Pigs' to support our Key Worker activities. We have enjoyed reading the story and singing the song (please see link below). We have been practicing the repeating patterns;

(The Big Bad Wolf) "Little pig, little pig, let me come in"

(Little Pigs) "Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin"

(The Big Bad Wolf) "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down"

We have also introduced a story area for you to access with your child on a daily basis. This can be found outside the Nursery shelter area. Please choose a book to take home with you and share with your child. Simply return the book in the morning/afternoon and choose a new one before you and your child leave.

We hope you enjoy!

01.10.2018 - The Leaf Man


This week we have been using the story The Leaf Man as our main focus.

We read the story and talked about what we could see, making made links to the changing weather around us outside and created our own leaf men. We linked our knowledge of the story to our other Key Worker activity where we went outside into our garden on an Autumn Walk. The children were also encouraged to mark-make about their findings and discuss what they had drawn.

08.10.2018 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

During our Key Worker activity we went outside to re-tell the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children took it in turns to be a goat and walk across the bridge. Each time a child shouted ...

"Who's that trip-trapping over my bridge?!"

The song that we have enjoyed singing together this week;

The children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Book Bus this week! We read a selection of stories together.

The Gingerbread Man

"Run, run as fast as you can,

You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man"

This week we have been reading the traditional tale 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have talked about the characters and sequences of events within the story and have carried the learning into our Continuous Provision classroom environment. The children have followed their own interest of making gingerbread men within the playdough area.

29.10.2018 - Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk.

We have had lots of fun reading the story and saying the repeated refrain '"Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum" together. We have been learning how to discuss the characters and sequence of events in the story and talked about the special objects that Jack took from the Giant. 

We have also been singing along to the song below;

05.11.2018 - We're Going on a Bearhunt

This week we have been reading We're Going on a Bearhunt with our friend Owlette. The children have been exploring the characters, settings and sequence events within the story. We have been choosing a character from the story and drawing our own representations of these. We have also been singing along using the repeated refrains with the Bearhunt author in the video below;

Here the children are in their Key Worker group with Mrs Twiss. The children's work was instantly displayed in our reading area following the activity in order for us to discuss within the continuous provision. 

07.01.2019 - Owlette's Christmas holiday

This week our Literacy focus was writing about our class owl's Christmas holidays. The children were encouraged to discuss what they could see in each photograph and the adult modelled making links to our own Christmas celebrations. The children wrote on the large paper in their Key Worker groups and were encouraged to discuss their marks.