This half term our topic is "Traditional Tales" and we will be reading such classics as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as well as "The Three Little Pigs".
We will be writing shopping lists as well as having a go at some culinary crafts such as making porridge. Once experts in the kitchen we may even have a go at writing the recipe so that other lucky folk can have a try at home!
What a shock! We came back after half term to find our home corner had been vandalised! Taped off by CSI Chorlton, the home corner chair was broken into pieces and porridge oats had been scoffed and spilled everywhere! After much investigation from our Nursery detectives, we came to the conclusion that this fit the modus operandi of none other than the infamous home invade, GOLDILOCKS!!
We have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three bears and have even made waned posters to help find Goldilocks. The children have also been comparing different sized bears and measuring them using cubes. We have enjoyed making bears or different shapes and sizes in the porridge-dough and had a go at making bear masks.
We have even changed the story to pancakes instead of porridge to coincide with Shrove Tuesday and our budding chefs are making pancakes with renowned Chorlton chef, Mrs Power! Yum yum!
As part of our story and to celebrate pancake day, we decided to change the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to include pancakes instead of porridge.
The children have been writing shopping lists for ingredients and Mrs Power bought everything we needed. The children helped to count out and measure ingredients before each taking a turn to whisk the batter. Mrs Power cooked the pancakes and wowed us all with her tossing talents! She managed to catch every single one!
We all tried different toppings and voted for which was our favorite with Jam being most popular. During continuous provision some children enjoyed making play dough pancakes and designing their own pancakes with lots of toppings. We even watched an awesome pancake day rap on cbeebies which you can watch here.
Check out the awesome pictures of our pancake fun!
For world book day all of the children enjoyed coming to school dressed as different book characters! We had everything from superheros, to princesses, to bunny rabbits and even a llama! Mr Joyce and Mrs Power even got into the spirit of things.
To celebrate world book day and in acknowledgement of International Women's Day on Friday 8th March, Reception joined us in our class and we read the story of Zog! In this story, Zog the dragon seeks help from Princess Pearl, a strong independent female who gives up her title to become a Doctor. After listening to the story we all had a turn at decorating our very own Princess Pearl as well as making our own crowns. Check out the pictures of our awesome activities and costumes!
We were fortunate enough to take care of the Year 2 Chicks for a morning. The children all enjoyed watching the chicks and everybody had the chance to stroke them.
We talked about where the chicks came from and why we need to be gentle with them as well as talking about what they eat and how to take care of them.
This week we took part in a Biffa recycling workshop. We all enjoyed looking at different types of materials and how to recycle them. We talked about the types of recycling bins that we have at home and what objects can go inside. We all played a game where we had to work out which items go in which bins.