14th January 2019

We started the term with lots of exciting activities based around the story “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson.

We used stick puppets to act out the story in our small world area, dressed up in the role play Gruffalo’s cave and even had Gruffalo crumble and scrambled snakes in the sensory area.

The children are learning how to sign some simple words phrases which we will be encouraging them to use along with the spoken words. This week we learnt the sign for “please” and is demonstrated beautifully in this video.

We have learnt the signs for some of the question words we use each day in our “Big Question” time.

Who did the mouse meet in the Gruffalo story?”, “What does the Gruffalo look like?”, “Where did the mouse go in the story?” and “Why do you like this book?” We will repeat these action every time we use these question words.

Next week we are looking forward to starting our author study on the books by Nick Sharratt. We will be starting with “Pirate Pete” and are looking forward to lots of pirate themed activities.