Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Who’s been eating my porridge?

Nursery’s story of the week has been ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.


We have been learning the word ‘characters’ to describe the people in a story and joining in with the repetitive phrases as we have ‘read’ the story together.

We talked about the importance of having a healthy breakfast.  We made porridge but it was too hot and so we went for a walk,  looking for comfortable places to sit around our school, describing them as too hard, too soft or ‘just right’!  We found some soft and squashy cushions in our school library which were ‘just right’ for sitting and listening to a story! When we got back to Nursery the porridge was not too hot, and not too cold but ‘just perfect’!

Next week we will be further developing our understanding of  the concept of ‘opposites’ through the context of our story.

This week we have also been learning how to use paint so that all the lovely colours we have used can be seen and remembering to put the brushes back into the matching paint pots.   We have learned that we can use paint and paintbrushes to ‘draw’ pictures as well as using them for making lots of different marks, patterns and just enjoying the experience of spreading paint on paper.  The children have made some fantastic ‘bear’ paintings.

Next week we will be continuing to read the story together and becoming so familiar with it that the children will be able to re-tell it themselves, using lots of language and vocabulary from the book.