The Nursery have been using the story of The Gruffalo to learn about sounds in the environment and to begin to link sounds to letter shapes. We followed the mouse character as he worked his way around the forest meeting all the animals who were threatening him and this led us on to thinking about the nature of friendships in our class - could we make friends with someone we thought might hurt us? We decided yes, we could, because it was much better to make friends than to make enemies and anyway, we didn't want to keep looking behind trees in the forest for any nasty surprises!
That led us on to investigating tree shapes and using mathematical language to describe a 2D outline. Our decision? Triangles are tricky!