Miss Amy Giles
One of my favourite books to read is Stickman by Julia Donaldson, there is the fun element for the children with the different paths that Stick man goes on and the different elements of the weather and still get that happy ending of getting home to his family for Christmas. I've a large family all spread out now but the one time we always get together is Christmas so this story always makes me think of all my family.
One of my favourite children's books is Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes. I love all the stories about Alfie and Annie Rose but this is my favourite. It's a simple story about Alfie coming home from the shops with his mum and slamming the door shut with Alfie inside and mum and the keys on the outside. One thing I love about this book is the illustrations. They tell so much of the story not written in the words, like the window cleaner who gradually works his way up the street on each page and the people who come out of their houses to see what is going on. Shirley Hughes is a great author but an even better illustrator because her pictures tell so much more of the story.
My favourite story is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. This is my favourite book to read to my children. Every bedtime we snuggle down and share this story together. We all find that this is the perfect way to end the day.
EYFS Teaching assistant / Lunch cover
I like the books from the harry and the dinosaur collection, they remind me of reading with my sons when they were young. I like reading them to the children in nursery as they get so excited by the stories.
This half term is all fun fun fun! We will exploring fireworks night, Diwali, and then Christmas at the end of the term.
We will be continuing our inquiry based learning, taking the lead from the children's interests and incorporating in other areas of learning to give an exciting way to develop and secure our learning.
We will also start to explore phonic sounds, environmental sounds and developing our listening skills so that we are building our firm foundations to our future learning. We will be singing nursery rhymes, and learning some Christmas songs.
We will explore what firework night represents and where it came from, making some craft and following the children's questions to aid their development. We will also be looking at Diwali and what the festival means and how it is celebrated.