Our class topic of All About Me has focussed this week on our sense of hearing. The children have been playing and experimenting with some of the instruments that we have in the Nursery. They have been listening to the sounds made by drums, triangles and tambourines, and then describing these. We have also listened to how many times the drum has been hit, and then taken it in turns to copy the pattern. This exercise is the early stage of our phonics learning. The next stage is to concentrate on the sounding of letters. You can listen to some of the children listening and learning to the sounds they hear around them in the podcast below.