Early Years

Maths- This week we have been looking at length. The children have been introduced to key vocabulary; ‘long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest’. We have discovered a trolls’ footprint in our sand tray and we practised estimating how many cubes long we thought it would be. The children measured the footprints successfully and we practised this skill throughout the week with different tasks.


Literacy- This week we have looked at the story of ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’. We found clues in our classroom that made us believe we had a troll in our classroom. A troll hunter wrote to our class and explained that we needed to make a special soup to get him down from the attic and make him go away. It had horrible ingredients in! The children decoded the words on the labels and we added the ingredients together. We have then written instructions of how to make our ‘troll soup’. Nursery children wrote a shopping list of what they would add to their own soups. 


Phonics- We have been recapping over set 2 sounds and have gone over some of the sounds that the children are finding a bit tricky, such as, ir, ou and or. Nursery have been applying their phonics to their writing and have been working hard at forming letters and name writing too.


Provision for All- This week we have enjoyed playing in the ‘Troll Café’, making lots of food for our friends. We have been completing challenges, such as, writing speech bubbles for the characters in our story and acting out he story in the small world area. The children were able to paint their troll pictures outside in the warm weather at the beginning of the week, and the next day we enjoyed some windy weather with fabrics, ribbons and materials. Observations have been uploaded onto Tapestry so please take a look at what we have been up to.

Reception/Early Years