Sssssssnakes, length and trains

This week we have continued our theme of trains throughout the classroom with the children enjoying cutting and sticking their own train tracks and introducing our new story...

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This week we have continued our theme of trains throughout the classroom with the children enjoying cutting and sticking their own train tracks and introducing our new story ‘I Like Trains’. This story can be enjoyed at home by following this link: https://youtu.be/H9q2443ImrM?si=zFQK9oisrxXJDxQ4 

  

 

We have found fun new ways to use the blue barrels, including using them as logs so that we can pretend to be ‘5 little speckled frogs’ jumping into the pond… What an amazing way to learn about numbers! 

 

In phonics this week, we have been looking at long and short sounds, exploring the sound ‘s’. Miss Wilson had 4 different sized snakes and we made an ‘s’ sound as long as each one – some were short and some were really long! 

Can you make a long ‘ssssssss’? Can you make a short ‘ss’?  

 

We have been exploring length further in our classroom this week by measuring different objects in our classroom and seeing which ones are long, short, longer than, shorter than and the longest/shortest of all. Meadows have done really well at using a long ruler to measure objects and read the numbers shown. I wonder what is the longest/shortest thing in your house? 

 

A gentle reminder to make sure your child has the following: 

  • named waterproof trousers and coats for rainy days 
  • named hats and sun cream for hot and sunny days 

(Suncream needs to be applied by you before arriving to nursery. We can supervise and model a second application of suncream after lunch, but children will need to do this by themselves. Please, teach them at home how to squeeze or spray the cream and apply it themselves.) 

 

After a short but sweet week, we wish you a lovely weekend! 

Nursery Team.