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W/C Monday 16th October 2017

W/C Monday 16th October 2017


We will continue to look forward to getting to know all of the children over the next few weeks while completing our Baseline Assessments. 


During our Baseline Assessments the children will be observed within the indoor and outdoor classroom across four areas of the curriculum: 

-Personal and Social Development

-Language, Literacy & Communication

-Mathematical Development 

-Physical Development 


Our focus story this week is The Gruffalo. There will be lots of experiences and activites on offer to the children based around the story within the Nursery classroom.

After listening to the story, the children will have the opportunity to explore and manipulate air drying clay to create their very own Gruffalo characters. In our cooking sessions the children will follow simple instructions to cook "Gruffalo crumble" and within the small world area the children will be encouraged to retell the story in their own words with puppets. After our trip, the children will sequence the story using pictures and photographs and within the creative area there will be lots of opportunity to paint the charcaters. 

Within our outdoor area the children will be encouraged to go on a Gruffalo hunt as well as experiment with large scale mark making to draw the characters from the story.