Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
This is the book that the Acorn children have been reading this week. They have loved this text to help them explore all the different colours around them. With purple cat, blue horse, white dog and black sheep, bringing the story to life, the children now enjoy joining in with parts of this story. Our song of the week, ‘The Rainbow Song’ also developed the children’s understanding about the names of the many colours they see.
To help with our colour knowledge the children have also explored colourful paint, and dancing with scarves. We will continue with our exploration of colour next week, with a science experiment when we make our own rainbow, and with children going on a colour hunt around the school.
One of the routines we have been working well at this week is the morning routine at carpet time. The children love to join in with the ‘Hello song’, before we sing the days of the week song and explore the day’s date. We also focus on what the weather is doing. Routines help to make the children feel safe and secure in knowing what will happen.
In all the routines, opportunities are found to develop the children’s sense of number and counting and also their listening for sounds (phonics). To support your child with this at home, you can encourage them to count as they climb stairs, eat sweets, jump along the path or listen to you clap. When focusing on encouraging listening to sounds, see if the children can explore sounds with their mouths by saying them in funny voices, or different volumes, or even thinking of other words, which start with the same sound. We have great fun making our voices slide up and down when saying different sounds or words.
As it was rainy this week, the children also explored playing in the rain with umbrella’s. Please remember to send your child in with a waterproof coat as we will play out in all weather.
Stars of the day this week were Dylan, Alexia, Isla, Dominic and Lillia – well done to you all for your good choices.