10 Spooky Skeletons and 10 Little Pumpkins
This week in the Acorn Preschool the children have been preoccupied with thoughts about Halloween. They have loved the story Ten Scary Skeletons and the song of the week “10 Little Pumpkins” which have supported them with saying counting numbers from 1-10. This song also helped the children with individually separating their fingers as they put each ‘little pumpkin’ up in the air. Helping young children to be able to focus on and move each individual finger will help them with developing their motor skills needed for writing.
In the writing area children used black pens to decorate pumpkins with a face. They also explored what a pumpkin looks and feels like inside. In the role-play area, the children dressed up in spooky costumes and used cauldrons with eye balls, bats and skeletons to make spells and potions. The children have loved making a variety of spooky inspired craft – including using red crayon for blood writing, ripping and sticking to make pumpkins and playing with spooky green slime in the play dough area.
Many of the children are exploring the wooden blocks to develop their construction skills. With stacking, balancing and bridging appearing in their models, the children are using problem solving skills, building resilience and refining hand eye coordination too.
On Wednesday, all of the Early Years children gathered together on the field, with family members too, to complete a 1 mile toddle. This event was so much fun, and the children loved sharing in this experience with everyone who was able to come. We have been delighted to raise over £700 to be spent on the EYFS. Thank you for the wonderful effort in gathering sponsorship.
On Friday, we finished the week, and half term, with a fabulous Halloween Party, complete with trick or treating, dancing and lots of yummy party food.
Stars of the day this week were Eva, Harvey, Kingston & Livia – well done to you all.
Wishing you all a restful half term holiday filled with laughter and family time. We look forward to welcoming you back in a week and hope that you all stay safe.