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.
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.
Children were challenged to find the six cats in the picture.
Next, they designed their own cat headbands and roleplayed what they thought the cats in the story would get up to.
Nursery children were very excited to find a visitor in our garden – the very hungry caterpillar!
Children gathered leaves and fruit to create a habitat to keep our new friend safe.
We can’t wait to watch his transformation. What do you think he’ll turn into?
Children were asked to listen to a sound clip of a storm at sea and here are some of their responses:
“I think it’s dark”
“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.
We’ve been reading ‘The smartest giant in town’ by Julia Donaldson. A warm tale about a friendly giant named George, with an even bigger heart. Just like George, our children have been taking care of one another and our learning environment to earn their kindness crowns.
The children have enjoyed taking ownership of their environment. They’ve been using litter pickers to ensure any rubbish ends up in the bin!
In nursery, we’ve been learning all about the smartest giant in town. The children have enjoyed sharing this story and together we created a map of George’s feelings throughout the story.
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?
These salt dough Christmas tree decorations make fun keepsakes, as children use their fingerprints to press a fairy light design in the dough.
These salt dough Christmas decorations can be treasured for years to come.