This week the children have been learning about the suitability of building materials through the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ They have been exploring building materials and they have built houses out of straw, sticks and bricks. The children then pretended to be the big bad wolf and they used a hairdryer to blow the houses down. The children were very good at predicting that the brick house would not blow down. Daniel said ‘it is too strong to blow down!’
The children also became brick layers and they pretended to put cement in between their bricks when they were building brick walls. This proved to be trickier than it looks!
The children also collaged houses for the three little pigs. This activity took a lot of concentration and perseverance to complete.
Some children decided to make pigs out of play dough. The children are now getting very good at moulding and sculpting the play dough and their pigs look amazing.
Other children preferred to paint the three little pigs as well as the big bad wolf. The children were encouraged to really look at the pigs and the wolf before painting and they were encouraged to make sure that their paintings were as detailed as possible. We really like the pictures that they have painted. They show great progression from the start of Nursery.
Lots of children have been developing their story telling skills by using the puppets to re-enact the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story and by telling their friends stories of their own. Some children even retold the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ after they had cut out and sequenced the story through pictures. The children really enjoyed shouting out the repeated refrains, especially ‘Not by the hairs on my chinny, chin, chin!’