The Gingerbread Man
This week, Meadows have continued to enjoy another Traditional Tale – The Gingerbread Man.
We have learnt all about different root vegetables and enjoyed using our senses to describe real root ginger, sweet potatoes, carrots, red onions, radish, fennel and garlic. How many can you remember? We even planted some potatoes and also observed our ‘magic beans’ that we had previously planted, sprouting out!
There has been a lot of water play in the glorious sunshine too! Green leaves and Daisy flower soup, using the hosepipe to create puddles, finding out if dried Dandelions are waterproof in the rain and magic chalk mark-making using builders paintbrushes dipped in water.
Next week: Continue Theme of Traditional Tales
Focus Book: The Princess and the Frog
Feel free to listen to the story and become familiar with some of the key vocabulary that we will be focusing on next week.
Key Vocabulary: Frog, Princess, ball, Prince, Castle, wept, sad, happy, pool. Once upon a time…..
Teacher Led Group:
Design and create a hat to wear to the Queens Jubilee lunch celebrations.
PD EAD Speaking– being able to skip, hop, stand on one leg, leap like a frog and hold a pose for a game like musical statues. At home you could practice by: Playing musical statues, Hop Scotch, Lilly Pad-leaping frogs, aim and throw at a large target, catch a large ball, express and move your body to a rhythm.
Maths: linking numerals and amounts by feeding the correct amount of bugs to the number/spotty frog puppets. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-five-speckled-frogs-song
Literacy-Reading & Writing Phonics: Begin to identify some words with the same initial sounds: frog/fish Princess/Prince ball/bat Castle/cat wept/wet sad/sock happy/hungry pool/play
PSED & Listening & Attention– Discuss Focus Story-TP&TF tale, helping each other, respect, making promises and explain choices, linked to our school’s ‘Golden Agreements’- P4C- What is a promise/agreement. Should promises be made/broken? Is it OK to eat from someone else’s plate? How do you think the Frog felt?
Please ensure your child has a named sun hat and sun cream in school daily. There are many water bottles without clear names. Although we promote kind sharing we do not want children to drink from each other’s bottles, therefore, please help your child to identify their own bottles.
Dates for your Diary:
School closes for Half term break on Friday 27th May
Research Day Monday 6th June (School closed for children)
School opens Tuesday 7th June
Wishing our UCPS families a safe and wonderful weekend from the Nursery Team!