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Monday 18th January 2021

Good morning everyone,


I hope you have had a good weekend.  This week in Nursery we are going to explore the story of 'The Billy Goats Gruff.'  This is one of my favourite traditional tales and I hope you will get to like it too.  


Feel free to complete some or all of the activities below.  You are doing a brilliant job of your home learning and you should all be really proud for your efforts.


Kind regards,


Mr Leese

Story Time - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Enjoy the story and then discuss the questions below.

I hope you liked the story.  Have a go at talking about these questions.


1) How many goats were there?  (3)


2) Why did the goats want to cross the bridge?  (To get to the sweet green grass on the other side.  They were hungry where they were).


3) Why were the goats afraid to cross the bridge?  (They knew that there was a mean wicked troll who lived under the bridge - talk about what the words 'mean' and 'wicked' mean).


4) What sound did the goats' hooves make on the bridge?  (trip trap trip trap)


5) How did the little billy goat and the medium-sized billy goat trick the troll?  (They told him to wait for their brother who was much bigger so there would be more to eat).


6) Which was your favourite part of the story and why?  (Various answers to this one, but encourage the children to say why).


Geraldine the Giraffe learns 'g'

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

I hope you enjoyed watching Geraldine learn the sound 'g'.  Have a go at writing the sound 'g' on a piece of paper.  The video below may help you. 



Lowercase Alphabet Letter g Learn to Read and Write

Learn to read and write the lowercase letter G with this fun and engaging letter formation video. Listen to the phonic sound the letter G makes over and over...

Can you help the goats get across the river?

The goats would like to make a raft (which is a bit like a boat) to sail across the river, but what should they make it from.  Have a go at the above experiment to find out.  Do not worry if you do not have all of the resources.  A similar activity would be to try different things to see if they float or sink instead of actually building the raft.  Have fun. 


We will be doing a similar activity at school next week and I will post some of the photographs when it is done.