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Week Beginning 30th April 2018

We follow Cornerstones curriculum content to follow a project each term. Our context for Learning this term is called 'Who lives in a rock pool?'


Which creatures live on the seashore? Why do crabs have shells? The children will get to explore these questions and more in thus project about the seashore and the plants and animals that live there.

For example; 

  • seashore plants and animals
  • pollution
  • features of the seashore
  • water safety
  • properties of natural materials
  • art using found materials



This week we will base our activities and tasks on the book 'A Home for a Hermit Crab' by Eric Carle.

There will be 2 focus tasks this week. The first will be within Mathematical Development where the children will look and record handling with money to pay for items in the role play toy shop. The second will be within Language, Literacy and Communication Development where the children will look at sequencing the story. The writing table will also include mark making opportunities such as making spiral patterns in a variety of materials.

Within the creative area, the children will have lots of opoortunites to paint what they would find in a rock pool, make shell prints in play dough and junk model a home for the `hermit Crab. Also, every week the children will have the opportunity to collect a variety of items found on the beach to contribute to a beach art piece of work. If you have collected anything from your visit to the beach we would love to have these.

On the writing table, there will be rainbow sand to mark make and blank books for the children to write their own fact books about sea creatures found in a rock pool.

Outside will include lots of sand play, building boats and rock pool from construction and exploring water play in a tiered level tuft tray full of small world sea creatures. 


Our daily carpet sessions will include; Phonics, Literacy, CLIC (Maths) and Welsh. During the week the children will also have opportunities to participate in Music, I.T, Cookery, Gardening, PE and Library sessions. Once a week we run a carousel whereby the children all engage with Guided Group Reading and also experience other activities including Dough Disco and Digit Dancing, a variety of activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills, story time and Write Dance.