The Big Bad Wolf… or the Big Bad Pigs?

This week has been yet another fun-filled week in Reception as we built on our story from last week ‘The Three Little Pigs’, but this time, with a...

This week has been yet another fun-filled week in Reception as we built on our story from last week ‘The Three Little Pigs’, but this time, with a twist. We discussed whether the ‘baddie’ in the story was really the wolf or whether the pigs’ choices meant that they too were not the ‘good guys’. The children enjoyed role playing the different characters and responding to a very worried phone call from Mother Pig.
In phonics we learnt not one but TWO trigraphs, ear and air and put them into words like hear, tear and hair and fun fair.
In maths we explored the concept of sharing through putting collections of objects into equal groups and problem solving how to make them equal when they were unfairly shared.
For next week we will be starting a new story that also features a wolf… Little Red Riding Hood. We will be writing letters to the wolf to ask him to stop causing mischief wherever he goes.

In Phonics we will be learning the sounds ‘ure’ as in sure and pure and er as in brother, sister, etc.
In Maths we are learning to subtract confidently single digit numbers.
Our challenges for next week are:
Red: Use our 3D cutting and folding techniques from the previous week’s challenge to make a 3D story world with different fairy tale characters in it.
Yellow: Writing our own fairy tale stories.
Blue: Making a picnic for Little Red Riding Hood, her Granny and the Woodcutter and making sure we share food equally between them.
Green: Drawing a map to Grandma’s house.
Purple: Design our dream home and label it.
Reminder: It is essential that your child has a hat if they want to play outside on sunny days. From Tuesday we will be operating a ‘no hat, no play’ policy.
Safeguarding: E-Safety
We begin all Computing lessons at our school with a focus on E-Safety, and check-in with children’s experiences of using the internet, apps and games. It has become apparent that some of our older children are aware of and discussing the popular game Fortnite.
Please see the news article below explaining the e-safety issues for why Fortnite (age rating of 12+) presents a risk in its content, voice and text chat functions and so is not appropriate for primary-aged children.

In light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features,” 

Ms Randall (NSPCC) said it was “vital” that parents talked to their children about the games they played and how they could avoid harm. 

The NSPCC said parents should:

  • let children know they could talk to them if upset or worried by anything they had seen online
  • familiarise themselves with what their children did online and understand why they liked particular apps or games
  • agree family rules on how to use apps, sites and games
  • use privacy settings and parental controls to keep children safe