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.
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).
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.
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.