We have listened to the story Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, which links well to our Goldilocks measuring theme - "I love you as high as I can reach...as high as I can hop...right up to the moon".
Following on from our Goldilocks theme, we have used comparative language when measuring our friends with the large blocks. We ordered the three bears and estimated how many blocks we would need to measure each one, thinking about whether Mummy Bear would need more than Baby Bear and why.
Some of our Learning Through Play activities:
We have sorted money of different denominations amongst the hearts.
Making numbers with jewels, sticking the right number of buttons in play dough numbers and counting out raisins to match the dots.
We have decorated hearts while thinking about those we love and the reasons why we love them.
Next week is the half term holiday. The following week our theme will be Chinese New Year and we will be engaging in all sorts of themed activities including making Chinese money packets, using chopsticks, making Chinese dragons and much more besides.