Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

A Squash And A Squeeze!


We’ve been focusing on the book ‘A Squash and A Squeeze’. The children helped collect all of the animals and props we would need in order to act out the story as we read it. We then read through the story and the children sat attentively, and enthusiastically helped act out the story. They listened carefully and added in the props as we got to the relevant part of the story.
This included ‘shoving out the pig’ and making the cow dance on the table! The children then decided we needed to add some other furniture to our house. They suggested things like a fireplace, a rug and a jug. These are all key elements to the story which showed how well the children had concentrated and used their listening skills. The children were then keen to re-read the story again using the new illustrations.
We then extended our play by painting some houses made of loo rolls and plant pots. Using paintbrushes and paint the children strengthed their fine motor skills, by decorating their houses. They enthusiastically named elements of their own real life houses, like windows and doors. This helped them to relate the story to real life and the world around them.
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday