Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
This is what the Acorn children have been reading this week. They have loved this text to help them explore all the different colours around them. With brown bear, read bird, green frog, yellow duck, purple cat, blue horse, white dog, goldfish and black sheep, bringing the story to life, the children now enjoy orally joining in with parts of this story. The fascination with Brown Bear also lead to the children enjoying some time inside bear caves!
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 or own rainbow, and with children going on a colour hunt around the school.
The windy weather added some excitement, where the children enjoyed playing with coloured ribbons in the wind and also tried to build a den to get some shelter. The children have also shown an interest in dogs, so the introduction of 2 dog leads allowed them to build on their imaginative role play.
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. 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.
Stars of the day this week were Jack, Riley, Skye, Lyla and Ollie – well done to you all for your good choices.
Please could I have all the Early Years Funding paperwork completed and returned by Tuesday next week.
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Finally, if anyone has an old iPhone (which does not work) that you would be willing to donate to the Nursery, we would very gratefully receive it.