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This half term our topic is 'Into the woods'. So far we have done lots of work on the story of 'We're going on a bear hunt'. Last week we started looking at the story of 'Goldilocks and the three bears'.


We made and tasted porridge, today we are going to think about our favourite breakfast.


Firstly make sure your child knows they eat breakfast in the morning. Ask your child what their favourite breakfast is and ask them to explain why. Ask them if there is anything they would like to try for breakfast. 

Draw a picture of your favourite breakfast. You can use the attached sheet or draw onto plain paper. Can your child identify the first sound they hear in their favourite cereal?

Tuesday 6th October 2020


Today we are going to create our own story map to go with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You will need some paper and some colours or just a pencil. Can you retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using pictures only. 


Send a picture of your finished story map to or upload it to tapestry! We would love to see your creations. 

                                                        Wednesday 7th October 

Today's topic challenge is all about sorting words. Which words would describe the characters in the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' story? Can you draw a picture of each of the characters in the story?




Now print off or ask a grown up to copy the describing words below. Can you choose which words would describe each of the characters? You could think about one character at a time, compare two characters or do all of the characters together.

Challenge: Can you think of more describing words?

Thursday 8th October 2020

Oh no! Goldilocks has run away from the bear's house without saying sorry and now they can't find her! Can you help the bears by making a poster of Goldilocks? Can you draw a picture of her and then write some words or a sentence to explain what she looks like?

If you tell your grown up what you want to write, then they can write it down for you to copy. For an extra challenge, see if you can tell them any of the sounds in the words yourself! Can you hear the sound at the beginning of the words? Can you hear any more sounds?

You can use the words you thought of yesterday and there is a 'wanted' poster template below if you want to use it.

Friday 9th October

In school we teach a lesson called PSHE, this stands for 'Personal, Social and Health Education' in this session we discuss lots of different topics thinking about ways the children can be happy, safe and healthy. 

Today we would like you to read the story 'Hands are not for hitting' (PDF below)

Ater you have read this story together talk about all the good things your hands can do eg painting, playing, washing, digging. The children can draw around their hand and draw things that they like to do with their hands. 


Monday 12th October 


This week we would have been looking at fairies and all things small! We would like you to create a house ideal for fairies that could live in your garden. You can use junk modelling like we would use in school. We would love to see your creativity so please send us your pictures by uploading to tapestry or sending to 



                                             Tuesday 13th October    



Shhhhhh! Today we have heard some very special news. Our caretaker has found a fairy in our Forest School. He found it hiding behind a tree. I wonder what it looks like? Could you have a go at drawing or painting it?

What questions would you ask it? You could use the question words 'who...' 'what...' 'where....' 'when....' to help you think of questions.

Remember to send us photographs of your lovely pictures to tapestry or our reception email. Perhaps a grown up could write down your ideas for questions to ask? Don't tell too many people though, we don't want to frighten the fairy away!



Wednesday 14th October


Today, we would like you to use your wonderful imaginations!


Let's pretend you have a visit from your Fairy Godmother. What would you wish for? Would it be something for your or for someone else? 

Draw a picture to show us what you would wish for and ask your grown up to write down your wish (or have a go at writing it yourself!)

Extra Challenge - Can you help us?


We would love to be able to add some little fairy doors to our Forest School Area. 

If any of our parents are super creative and able to make one then that would be amazing! Here are some examples:


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