“Someone’s been eating my porridge!” The fun to be had at Nursery

At Hatherop Castle School, the past two weeks have been filled with excitement and laughter as the children delved into the enchanting world of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” From porridge escapades to bear masks, the children have embarked on a captivating journey, merging learning and play in a harmonious blend.

The classic tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been at the heart of the school’s recent activities. The corridors echoed with giggles as children exclaimed, “Someone’s been eating my porridge!” or “Someone’s been sitting in my chair.” The timeless narrative became a source of inspiration for a myriad of engaging activities that left the little ones buzzing with enthusiasm.

One of the highlights has been the immersive role-playing sessions in the three bears’ house. Children scattered throughout the nursery grounds, transforming every nook and cranny into the bears’ dwelling. The magic unfolded as each child embraced a different role, re-enacting the story with boundless creativity. These imaginative escapades not only fostered a love for storytelling but also enhanced social and communication skills.

Mathematics took a playful twist as the students explored the concept of size through the lens of the Three Bears. “Is this bigger than baby bear?” became the question of the day, prompting lively discussions and hands-on comparisons. The children immersed themselves in the joy of learning, using language to describe and compare sizes in a tangible and memorable way.

Artistry found its place in the curriculum as well, with the children channeling their creative energy into a variety of projects. Bear masks adorned the classroom walls, painted pictures captured the essence of the story, and artistic expression flowed freely. The arts became a vehicle for storytelling, allowing the children to bring the characters and scenes to life in their own unique ways.

But the adventure didn’t stop there – the little chefs of Hatherop Castle School took on the challenge of making porridge. The aroma of warm oats wafted through the air as the children proudly stirred their concoctions. The excitement reached its peak when they sat down for a second snack, savoring the fruits of their labor with smiles of accomplishment.

In the realm of language and rhythm, the rhyme of the week, “Miss Polly had a Dolly,” added a musical note to the learning experience. The children’s ears tuned into various sounds, from knocks on doors to ringing telephones. The challenge was on to guess the source of the sounds, sparking curiosity and enhancing auditory discrimination skills. Clapping syllables in words became a fun and engaging exercise, showcasing the childrens’ linguistic prowess.

The past two weeks at Hatherop Castle School have been a testament to the power of storytelling and immersive learning. Through the magic of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the children have not only expanded their knowledge but have also fostered creativity, teamwork, and a love for exploration. As the echoes of laughter continue to resonate through the corridors, it’s clear that at Hatherop Castle School, every day is an adventure in learning.