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Acorns get excited about cold weather animals and visit the reindeer

The Acorn Preschool children have been excited this week by cold weather animals – reading the story ‘Say Hello to the Snowy Animals’. They explored husky dog, seal, whale, polar bear, puffin and snowy owl.


Through playing with the rice and small world snowy animals, the children have explored different landscapes. It has been lovely to explore what happens when the ‘snow’ sprinkles through fingers onto the tray. We also explored what it would feel like to have antlers of our own!



On Wednesday, the Acorn children were taken on a visit to the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge to meet the reindeer and also 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!

We met many elves, including Trixie, Candy and Tiny – they kept us amused with 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 – Snowman At Sunset. The children have been busy learning their words and the songs, and this week they have explored going into the hall to perform. We are trying our very best, and can’t wait to share it with our friends and family next week.

Stars of the Day this week has been Freya and Max – well done to you both.