Acorn Preschool have a surprise visitor
This week in the Acorn Preschool we had a visit from Georgie, the school therapy dog. The children spent time thinking about how they should behave around an animal – they realized that they must be gentle and quiet around them. The Acorns explored how soft Georgie’s fur felt in their fingers.
This week the story focus has been ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ This story helps develop the children’s concepts of colour and is about familiar animals. The children have been learning the story with actions to help them remember it. See if you could find it on Youtube for the children to enjoy at home. Ask them to show you the actions they have learnt. To build on the colour focus, the children have worked with different collage materials to make the coloured animals from the story and have played colour matching games too. The song of the week was ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ – however we changed the colour of the sheep each time we sang this song.
In the Early years, we make every effort to go outside session. It is important that children are sent into school with waterproof and warm coats – as we do go outside in all weather conditions. Those children who are considered not to have an appropriate coat for the weather, will not be able to go outside.
The teachers in the Acorn Preschool are so impressed with how well the children have settled into the daily routine, with the end of the week finishing without any tears at all! As part of the expectations in Preschool, we have introduced the children to the consequences they will have if they do not make good choices. Children are encouraged using positive language of what they should do, and are reminded with visual pictures and hand gestures. If they do not follow this to make a good choice, they will have their picture moved onto the sad cloud and will be expected to have ‘time out’ for 3 mins with the sand timer. To help us with encouraging the children to follow these expectations in school, please use the same language about making ‘good choices’ or having ‘time out’ for making bad choices at home.
Stars of the day this week were Evie, Berfin, Finlay, Charlie and Jamie – well done to you all.
Please send in water bottles everyday with your child.
Please send in a change of clothes for your child – e.g. socks, trousers, pants – everyday, as Preschool children often have accidents or get over excited in the water tray! It is always nicer to put their own underwear and clothes on in these situations.