Donaldson’s Den!

As we love all the stories by Julia Donaldson so much, in the Hive we have made a Donaldson’s Den with all different story retelling and matching activities. We have our fabulous story spoons and small world characters, some talking tins and speech bubbles and some character matching and word building activities. It has been great fun to explore!


Book week in The Hive

We have enjoyed some of our favourite stories this week in The Hive. We have looked at different stories by Julia Donaldson and used the story spoons and the small world characters to retell the story.

Fiddly fingers, clever hands and strong bodies!

We practise lots of gross and fine motor skills in The Hive every day- here are some of us working hard with different fiddly bits and bobs to help strengthen our hands, wrists and fingers to gain control and coordination and some of us doing some great balancing and climbing in our sensory circuits to help improve our core strength.

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Winter investigations

We have enjoyed looking at different polar animals and making ice platforms for them in the water. We had some frozen penguins that were trapped in the ice and we had to help them to escape by melting it. We found our warm hands and breath worked well!

We have also loved our icy ‘igloo’ where we can look at wintery books, play with the polar animals and play matching games under the snowflakes.


Sharing stories

We have enjoyed listening to stories this week and sharing them with our friends. We particularly enjoy the

Gruffalo and have different books and games related to the story. We have used the small world characters from the story to match to pictures and begin to help with retelling the story.