Nursery Showstopper 09.02.18

Once again, there are a number of Showstopping children this week in Nursery. In the Beginning of Week group, some of our girls have been working hard at creating their very own story maps. Orla, Arabella and Hannah have used the story map templates to create their own versions of our Dear Sea Life story. They were able to use their story maps to verbally tell the story to an adult. Incredible work, girls!

At the end of the week, some of our boys have been shape hunting! Brody, Luka, William and Max managed to find 2D shapes in our Nursery garden – including circles, triangles, rectangles and squares! Keep up the enthusiasm, boys!

Nursery Showstopper 02.02.18

We have a few showstoppers in Nursery this week. To begin with, we have the ENTIRE Beginning of Week group of children for their contribution to our story “Dear Sea Life” this week. This half-term we have been learning the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and the children have been able to use our story map to tell it independently. We knew it so well that we then innovated the story, changing certain parts to make our own! All of the children helped come up with different animals who live in the sea, along with some fantastic describing words like “splashy” and “floaty”. Click the link bellow to see our “Dear Sea Life” story map below:

‘Dear Sea Life’

Also deserving of a showstopper this week is Lilah Clarke. She used her knowledge of Dear Zoo to create her very own story map using the template that Miss Freebairn had made. She could follow the story map to tell the story out loud. See it here:


A third showstopper goes to Scarlett Shingler for some brilliant number work AND writing this week. She was able to represent the numbers 1-6 using different marks and drawings on paper. On the back, she wrote her full name – first, middle AND last names (with only a teeny tiny bit of help to write her surname):

Reception Showstopper

Fiona demonstrated her love of map-making whilst playing in the outdoor area.  She drew features linked to our story of the week, ‘Goldilocks’.  We will be following Fiona’s map to find the three bears cottage!

Reception showstopper

The children in Reception are trying really hard to blend sounds and read words.  In our writing area we have created “Rainbow writing boxes”.  The children helped to set up the area by making their own sign.  The children love visiting the activity to have a go at new letters and words!  What an exciting way to read and write new letters and words.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme