Having been inspired by the “Three Billy Goats Gruff” last week, the children helped to choose which story we should have for this week. “The Three Little Pigs” was a clear winner.
This gave us the opportunity to explore straw, sticks and bricks first hand. We took the opportunity to build using a range of interesting resources.
The sugar cube challenge went down very well with the children, they built walls and towers but then tried to blow them down. If it fell down easily, they tried again to see if they could make it stronger. We had some interesting approaches to it and it really gave the characteristics of perseverance and making links in their learning, that we have been encouraging, a chance to shine.
The warmer weather meant that most children chose to visit the outside area and enjoyed building dens and climbing as well as a bit of gardening to prepare for the beans to be planted so they can grow up out stick pyramid.
Our “Big Questions” this week included looking at the shapes we can see on different houses and also finding out about rhyming words such as huff and puff.
The children have been so fascinated by the “Big Bad Wolf” in the story that our next book choice is “Little Red Riding Hood” and we are already wondering if it is the same Wolf!