Thursday, 6 December 2018

Food from around the world

We have had an interesting two weeks discovering lots of new things about food!

In Literacy we read the story “Stone Soup”. This story highlighted the importance of working together and sharing with others. We pretended to make our own “Silly Soup” to the following rhyme:

We’re making lots of silly soup,

We’re making soup that’s silly,

We’re going to put it in the fridge,

Until it’s nice and chilly!

Our silly soup could only have ingredients that started with the “s” phoneme in it. It was a real concoction of – semolina, sausages, salt, spinach, sandwiches, satsumas and sunflower oil!

We found out about an Italian artist called Giuseppe Arcimboldo who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits and vegetables. Here are our own creations in Arcimboldo’s style.

The children have played rhythm games using Claves. They have learnt to repeat and respond to a rhythm tapped out on the claves.

In phonics we have introduced the children to different activities which focus on rhyming words. They have looked at pictures of Words that can be grouped together by a common sound, for example the "-at" family — cat, hat, sat etc. Rhyming is an important prerequisiteto reading! It helps children to develop their ability to hear, identify, and manipulate sounds in words. Why not practise some rhyming with your child at home? One person chooses a word and says, Can you think of a word that rhymes with cat? And the next person says a word or as many words as (s)he can that rhyme with that word. It can help if you model saying the given word with the rhyming word, so they stay on track with the rhyme (Cat, bat. Cat, hat. Cat, mat. . . ),

Here are some of the other things we have been doing...

We are of course, practising our songs for our EYFS Nativity Tableau. Perhaps you are being entertained with a song or two at home!

We hope to see some of you at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday,

Mrs Corcoran and the nursery team

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