The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea. Noi’s father works hard as a fisherman, and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, he is excited and takes it home to care for it. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs.

Nursery storm collage

Storm sounds

We’ve been reading The storm whale by Benji Davies. Noi and his father live in a house by the sea. Noi’s father works hard as a fisherman, and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, he is excited and takes it home to care for it.

Children listened to storm sounds and had a go at using instruments to recreate a storm. They used rainmakers and ocean drums.

Drawing in response to music

Children were asked to listen to a sound clip of a storm at sea and here are some of their responses:

“It’s loud”

“I think it’s dark”

“It’s raining”

“The wind is blowing the grass”

“The waves are getting bigger and bigger”

After that, they were asked to draw what they thought it might look like

When asked what they had drawn, some of the responses included:

A rock, a field, a leaf, grass, water, whale and the rain.

All about the number 0

We’ve been learning all about the number 0 today.

Children were asked to identify the numeral 0 around our nursery setting. Then, they were challenged to go on a walk around nursery and return with 0 objects in their hands by the time the timer was up.

After that, children were called to recognise the numeral 0, show the teacher how they could use their hands to represent 0 and answer ‘how many’ style questions all about the number 0.

They’re all zero heroes!

Can your child spot their work?