In literacy, we read the story and used our sounds to help the bears find Goldilocks by writing our own wanted posters. We received a letter from the police on Wednesday and they told us that people had seen our wanted posters and sent us pictures of where she had been spotted. We then wrote down where she had been seen and sent our writing to the bears to help them find Goldilocks.
On Friday, the bears sent us an email to say that Goldilocks had been in touch and was very sorry for everything she had done and wanted to make things better. The bears asked us for some ideas as they could not think of any. We said she could make more porridge, fix the furniture she broke, tidy up the mess she made, say sorry and make some chocolate cake. We then wrote our ideas down in a letter that we sent to the bears.
In phonics, we learnt the new sounds y, z, zz and qu. We practised blending and writing words containing these sounds. We read sentences on the board and we also wrote sentences to describe the pictures we could see on the board.
In maths, we looked at capacity. We had some empty bowls and we had to work out which ones would be for baby, mummy and daddy bear. We said that baby bear should have the bowl that contained the least amount of porridge. We decided that the best way to check the capacity of our bowls would be to fill them up and count the number of spoonfuls it took until they were full.
We then looked at using water and bottles. We had different sized containers and we had to predict and then test which bottles would hold the least and the most amount of water. Some of us were surprised at the results, as we found out that the tallest bottles didn’t always hold the most amount of water.
In topic, those of us who had wellies, went to the forest school area with Miss Allinson, and the rest of us looked at different types of bears. We spoke about which bears were our favourites and why. In our art topic lesson we looked at the techniques you need to make clay bowls. We spoke about which bowl we would like to make and why. We then made our bowls for either, baby, mummy or daddy bear.
In RE, we started our new topic of ‘Who made the wonderful world?’ We went through our special folders earlier on in the day with an adult and we chose a piece of work that was special to us. During the lesson, we sat in a circle and took turns to show each other our special piece of work and say why it was precious to us.
On Thursday, we took part in a space drama workshop. We were told that we had to go into space to perform a top secret mission. To prepare for this super important mission we practised breathing techniques, we got dressed into our spacesuits and practised walking in space. We were then ready to blast off! During our journey into space, we looked through our telescopes and binoculars to see what was out there, one child saw the moon. We sang a song about space and had lots of fun…BUT….we were not alone….we had to be careful of the cruel commander. Can you remember what we had to do when we saw him? In the end, we tricked him and ate all of his chocolate cake when he was not looking! Hooray!
This is some of what we did during our continuous provision.
We painted with forks to make bears and we also made Goldilocks. We used a variety of resources to make houses for the three bears; I am sure the bears would love to live in all of your great houses.
We used tweezers to pick up the numbered bears that had fallen into the porridge, we used pipettes and orange water to fill the dots, we cut out items from the story and some children ordered them. We also pegged different sized clothing onto the washing line.
We measured porridge using cups. We also filled up different shaped and sized containers to see which ones held the least and most amount of water. We used the vocabulary associated with capacity. We also weighed different objects.
We wrote on our new light box, we wrote about the story, we described Goldilocks, we wrote a police report on what we had discovered so far regarding the whereabouts of Goldilocks and we wrote alternative endings to the story. Some of us chose to write about our monsters from last week.
We practised our letter formation, added some objects to our porridge bowls and wrote the word on our spoons, we wrote down what we could see in the picture, we played match and spell, read words on spoons and key words on porridge bowls.
We found the hidden numbered bears around the classroom, we estimated how many bears were in the bowl of porridge and wrote our estimates down and we played a game with our friends, we took turns to roll the dice and the first one to make a tower using 20 cubes won.
We also did this: