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Curwen Primary School


Spring 1 Update

The nursery children have been engaged listening to lots of traditional tales. They have been learning thorough cooking, interactive storytelling and dressing up.

This term we have been reading lots of Traditional Tales, such as The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children were able act out the story and repeat key vocabulary. The children are enjoying visiting the school library, they are able to choose their own book that they want to take home and share it with their families. The children visited their local library to get their library card with their families. We had an engaging musical story telling session from Jane where the children and adults joined in.

The children have developed their listening and attention skills so that they were able to listen to an interactive story through Now Press Play. This involved them listening carefully to the character they had to play, follow movements and instructions from what they heard about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They all had a go at wearing the head phones.

To promote independence and self-care the children have been making Gingerbread men. They were able to follow instructions to mix and stir the ingredients. The parents joined us to buy and decorate the gingerbread men. The money is going toward our visit to Discover next term.

To celebrate the children’s learning about traditional tales we had an open day where the children dressed up as their favourite traditional tale character. The parents stayed to join in with the activities and story time. By the end of the term the children were all familiar with the stories being able to recall what happened and sequencing pictures.

We have had some new children join us and the other children have welcomed them and been able to make new friends. They are learning to take turns and share toys with their special friends. We have been encouraging the children to start recognising their own names and we would like to thank the parents for contributing with this in the self-registration at the beginning of the sessions. We are using pictures to support this and the children enjoy this sense of ownership.

During this term we had some visitors for our EYFS world of work week. The children met the firefighters and sat in the fire engine. They also met the train drivers and learn about safety at the station.

It has been an exciting and entertaining term, the children social skills and self-confidence continue to grow and we look forward to working together next half term learning all about people and places.