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Bear Painting

Today this little boy painted a brilliant picture of Daddy Bear!

He was very engaged and motivated throughout this independent activity, and afterwards was keen to show and talk to one of his friends about what he had created.

“Look, Daddy Bear”.

“Eyes, ears. Brown”. 

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

Making Porridge

After reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we decided that today we would make some porridge – just like the bears do in the story!

We split into our Key Person groups and we followed instructions to make the porridge, they told us to add oats and milk and then mix together. Once the oats and milk were all mixed together Miss Carruthers then cooked the porridge on the hob.

After the porridge was cooked and shared out between our bowls, we found that just like Daddy Bear’s, it was much too HOT! As it was too hot, we decided to copy what the the bears did in the story and went for a walk to allow our porridge to cool.

During our walk, we wondered if Goldilocks may visit our classroom and eat our porridge all to herself, however, luckily we arrived back and saw that our porridge was still there.

Some of us then tasted the porridge, and as it had cooled down it was just right! We think Baby Bear himself would have loved to taste it too!

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning


Today in Nursery we have been looking at the features of bears. We looked at a photograph of a real life bear, and talked about what we could see.

#dg “It’s got two eyes”.

#ws “We have two eyes as well”. 

#gj “It’s got brown skin”. 

#rk “it’s got a nose”. 

#mma “It has a very big body”. 

#ls “four legs”.

Our discussion also involved comparing the bear to ourselves. We knew that we each had two eyes and two ears like the bear, however we walk on two legs – unlike the bear who walks on four!

After our discussion, we then went away to draw a picture of the bear and tried hard to include all of the key features that we had just talked about.

Here are some examples of the fantastic drawings:

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N.S. To learn about where bears live, is it the same place as we live?

Active Learning

“It’s my song book”

This afternoon, this little girl wanted to become a teacher.

She created a ‘song book’ using available resources from around the classroom, and used it to then sing along to one of her favourite songs. Before beginning her song, she imitated what she has seen her own teachers doing, and ensured that her audience had good looking and good listening.

The little girl confidently sang along to the song, and later used her prop as a story book, and recited repeated refrains from the story of the Three Little Pigs.

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Playing and Exploring

Stay and Play

Thank you to all parents and carers who attended our morning and afternoon reading themed Stay and Play! We hope that you now feel more informed about how children learn to read and write within the early years, and have more of an awareness of the upcoming topics that your child will be learning about. It was lovely to see the children reading for pleasure around the classroom with their favourite story books and talking enthusiastically about the story and characters within in.

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

The Three Little Pigs

Today in Nursery we began learning about our new top The Three Little Pigs. The objective of today’s lesson was to retell the story using repeated refrains.

After hearing the story, the children went off into the provision to have a go at retelling it through different means. Some children had a great time using the small world Three Little Pigs setting to recreate the story, adding in their own speech and props.

Here is a video of some morning Nursery children retelling the story:

Some afternoon children were very busy in the Construction Area building houses for the Three Little Pigs to live in. They decided that bricks were best material to use as just like in the story, the wolf would not be able to blow it down.

Here is a video of some afternoon children retelling the story:

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning