Pre-school Weekly Round-up: There was an Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly!

In pre-school last week their chosen text was ‘There was an Old Lady’, a traditional tale that the children enjoyed learning about. 

They used their phonic knowledge to try to orally segment animal words, and match initial sounds such as cat and cow.  Concept Cat taught them a size concept, learning about the word ‘biggest’.  It helped them to make up their own stories, such as ‘The Old Lady who Swallowed a Giraffe!’

In maths last week the children made a link to their class book, ‘The Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly’, by counting legs on spiders; seeing if they could match the numeral to the correct number of legs.  The children also used the story pictures as counters to play a dice game, taking turns to post the pictures in a box.

Throughout last week all the children have been helping build some new platers: lining and filling them with soil.  They have carefully sewn some carrot and radish seeds, and are looking forward to learning how to care for them!

In Forest School last week the children learned about balancing: using this skill to climb trees and making their own see-saw. 

Pre-school finished the week with an RE session, thinking about Mary, as May is a special month for thinking about Jesus’ mother.  The children knew that we are in the season of Spring, and made some beautiful flowers to celebrate Mary.

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