Acorns get excited about Christmas!
The Acorn Preschool children have been excited this week about Christmas – reading the story ‘Dear Santa’. They explored the different reasons why Santa decided not to send the toys. This lead to the children cutting out pictures to create their own Christmas lists.
The children continued to explore the Christmas theme through their role play – with children dressing up as Santa. The children have been writing Christmas cards and creating holly wreaths. This involved getting a little messy!
Through playing with the ‘snow’ (shredded paper) and small world snowy animals, the children have continued to explore different landscapes. It has been lovely to explore what happens when the ‘snow’ sprinkles through fingers onto the tray.
On Wednesday, the Acorn children were taken on a visit to Tarvin Sands to meet some reindeer and enjoy a Christmas show. The children were very excited about this visit and it didn’t disappoint. The reindeer were so furry and slobbery (when they ate the reindeer food off our hands) and their antlers were HUGE! The children also enjoyed the show ‘A Christmas Miracle’.
We met many elves who kept us amused with candy canes, songs and dances and they even put on a show. Santa made an appearance in the middle of the show, and every child got the chance to say hello to Santa and to receive a little Christmas gift from him.
We were so proud of all of the Acorn children. They were well behaved, listened to instructions and, most importantly, had lots of fun!!
The rest of our time has been spent preparing for the EYFS Christmas play – Whoops-A-Daisy angel. The children have been busy going into the hall to perform. We did really well with the dress rehearsal on Friday, and can’t wait to share it with our friends and family on Monday.
Stars of the Day this week has been Bobby – well done.