This half term, our traditional tale is Jack and the Beanstalk. Here are two versions of the story for you to watch and listen to together at home.
How are they the same and how are they different?
Can you tell the story to someone in your family?
We have another week of April left, so that’s plenty of time to learn two new Rhymes of the Month: Little Peter Rabbit (we saw him on some of your Easter bonnets); and our counting rhyme, Five Little Monkeys. Have fun singing them together.
Until April, our traditional tale is The Gingerbread Man.
We know the children are having a go at telling you the story and here is a version you can watch together.
Whilst you are at home, keep singing nursery rhymes and teach them to your family too. Our rhymes for March are ‘Miss Polly Had a Dolly‘ and, our counting rhyme, ‘Alice the Camel’.
We know some of our children are ready to try writing their name. Please use the phrases below to help them form all letters correctly; this is how we form them in Nursery and Reception at Bridgtown Primary School. (If your child is not yet ready to try copying letters, that is fine, just keep encouraging them to draw, paint, chalk etc for fun and give meanings to their marks.) Feel free to email Mrs McDonnell if you have any questions.
When talking about letter sounds with your child, please try to use only 'pure sounds'; for example, 'mmm' not 'muh'. Pure sounds make it easier for children to blend letter sounds into words when they start to read. Watch the video below for how to say letter sounds correctly and feel free to email Mrs McDonnell if you have any questions.