Category Archives: Literacy

The Teegar that Cam for his Tea!

As part of our Scottish activities, the children have been reading The Teegar that Cam for his Tea – the Scots version of The Tiger that Came to Tea. The children decided they wanted to make a shopping list of the teegar’s favourite foods as they have been learning all about Scottish food. We had lots of fun discussing the story and practicing our mark making.

“The tiger likes yellow bananas!”

“I’m drawing the tiger buying chocolate cake!”

“He needs healthy food like apples!”

“The tiger eats scones and milk.”

Tattie scones and fruit!”

Christmas Spelling!

In the literacy area today, the children have been practicing their spelling using the magnetic letters. The boys and girls discussed all the different Christmas words that we could think of and tried their hardest to find the letters to some of their favourite words!

”I can spell the word tree”
”I am looking for C for Cat”

”I am looking for R for Rudolph”



Our own Ada Twist!

The boys and girls decided today that they wanted to create their own life sized Ada Twist. They decided to draw around one of the other children and then using their observations from the pictures in the story they decided which colours they needed to use to decorate her.

Tomorrow we are going to discuss the different characteristics needed to be a Scientist and what type of person the children think Ada Twist would be.

”I need to use grey for her eyes”
”Ada has red polka dots on her dress”
”She has yellow gloves to keep her hands safe”

What’s that smell?

The boys and girls have been learning about and listening to the story ”Ada twist the scientist” and in this story Ada performs experiments.  Today we explored different smells.

The children used their sense of smell to smell inside each of the bags and then described what they thought it was. They were able to discuss why they did or didn’t like the smells.

”This one smells like a garden”
The boys and girls discussed the different smells that were in each numbered bag and we recorded their comments.
”This is number 1, it smells like sugar”
”I don’t like this smell”
”This one is nice, it smells like sweeties”

Witches Cauldron

After reading Room on the Broom the children were keen to add objects to our cauldron to make a magic potion. Some of the children collected sticks, leaves and grass from our outdoor playroom to add in.  Some of the children drew pictures to put on our cauldron for the wall. They have been exploring various rhyming words and have been making up their own silly spells too.

Room on the Broom

The children have been listening to Room on the Broom this week as part of Halloween. They have been discussing who their favourite characters are and why. They have also been discussing the different events that happen throughout the story. The children then decided they wanted to draw their favourite characters and try to write the word to match. Then they selected the characters from the ”witches cauldron” and chose the colours that they needed to use to draw them.

”The witches bow is yellow, she wears it in her hair”
”The bat can fly away from the dragon trying to eat it”
”I can draw the witches wand, it does magic with the potions”
”The bat is my favourite one, it’s black”