Children in the Nursery School are busy exploring traditional stories during this half-term.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man have all been used as a springboard for discussion and fostering curiosity.
Acting out the tales enabled the girls to develop early storytelling skills through, for example, sequencing using picture cards. During the study of Goldilocks and the Three Bears real porridge was made which was appreciated by pupils and bears alike.
Girls matched bears with the same number, compared sizes and colours which honed their mathematical skills and they
went on a bear hunt in the Junior School’s expansive grounds.
The Nursery classroom puppet theatre was a perfect setting for the pupils to perform their own traditional story. Making the finger puppets was a particular delight.
Nursery teacher Mrs Dempster said ‘There are so many lovely traditional stories which are ideal to use as a basis for extended learning in the Nursery classroom. The stories fire the girls’ imaginations so they are keen to learn through lots of related activities such as number work, phonics, cookery, craft, outdoor activities and even some early drama through making their own puppet show’.