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Cart Mill Coffee Shop

‘Here is your chocolate cake. I hope you lilke it.’

Over the last few weeks the children have been very busy preparing to open their own coffee shop. A group of children visited Costa Coffee to explore the kinds of things we would need. We had a  tasting test to see what kind of tea we would like to sell, and decided on blackcurrant and peppermint along with coffee and everybody’s favourite hot chocolate!

The children also wanted to make some yummy cakes to sell. We made these from a variety of art and craft materials and we all agreed they looked good enough to eat!

We have had great fun this week visitng our coffee shop and taking on the different roles of customers and waiters. We have been  taking orders in our notebooks, and serving drinks and food to our friends.

‘I will make your coffee nice and hot. The machine has sugar in it.’
‘ That will be £1 please.’
‘ I will take my coffee away to work.’
‘Mmmmm yummy hot chocolate.’
‘Here is your cake sir.’
‘I would like the pink cake.’

Sounds and rhymes!

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.

Jack and the Beanstalk

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”

                                         “Number 2”

                                                “Fee Fi Fo Fum”

                                                         “I can make 10 blocks