Today in the Literacy area we have been investigating sounds and rhymes. We used the smartboard to take turns listening to the animal themed words and identifying the initial sounds that matched the pictures.
“I think it’s c because you say cat”
“Is it p for pig?”
“E sounds like egg, it’s not cheese”
The children decided they wanted to play more games so we will try Rhyming Bingo later to work on our turn taking and listening skills.
We have also been building farmyard pens for Baa Baa Black Sheep as it is our Rhyme of the Week. This is great practice for our fine motor skills, as well as giving lots of creative role playing opportunities.
“I did a triangle fence!”
“Mine will just be a normal fence!”
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
The children have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk and constructing their own beanstalk with the building blocks. They have been exploring numbers on the leaves of the beanstalk and are beginning to understand that they represent quantities. They are also beginning to recognise the numbers and sort them in order .
“The giant climbed to top”
“Fee Fi Fo Fum”
“I can make 10 blocks“
The toddlers enjoyed investigating the different coins, looking at their shape, size and colour.
Some of the children were able to match the 5p pieces in the tray.
“These ones match!” Some of the chilren noticed that the 2p coin matched some in the tray.