The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The children have been so interested in this old but much-loved story which has been brought to life for them by watching the animated story version and also coincided with the release of the new movie.
Their responses have been amazing and they have been inspired to ‘write’ their own stories, labels and captions, draw story maps, make character puppets, and build Mr McGregor’s garden in the Block Area. We have also had healthy snacks of pitta pockets and wraps filled with lettuce and carrots (Peter Rabbit’s favourite treats!) and our bakers have baked “Bunny Biscuits” with a secret ingredient – carrots! They were delicious.
In some of our number activities this week the children enjoyed using ten frames to represent different quantities. This helps them to develop a sense of number by seeing the same quantity arranged in different ways.
Other children enjoyed counting buttons for Peter Rabbit’s coat, matching the quantity shown on one or two dice. We practised counting out objects from a larger group, combining two quantities to find a total and recognising the dot patterns on dice without counting the dots!
We had footballers, a rugby player, and a ballerina as we all dressed up for Sports Relief on Friday. One of the children told us he had come as a “sporter” – a term which caught on and had lots of the children telling us “I’m a sporter!”
Some of our ‘sporters’ took advantage of the goals which had been set up on the main school playground and had a penalty shoot-out. We obviously have some budding future footballers for our school squad! One of the children showed us how she did her exercises at home – jogging on the spot, star jumps and press-ups and we finished our nursery sports relief morning with a yoga session. What a fun day!