Easter is on its way!
This week the Acorn Preschool children have been exploring what they know about Easter, and learning some new things too!
On Monday the children explored the story about Jesus and how he died on the cross at Easter. We supported the understanding of Easter through symbols such as crosses and Easter eggs, through our song of the week, which was ‘Hot Cross Buns’.
Our story of the week ‘Chicken Licken’ has helped the children with building on their ability to hear rhyming words through all the names: Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Goosey Loosey. You can help your children with their understanding about rhyming words by making funny rhymes with different names, e.g. Harry Larry, Sue Boo.
The children have been thinking about how chocolate melts when making Easter nests on Wednesday. They were very good at following instructions and taking turns to make the nests. The best bit came when we enjoyed eating our nests at story time.
The Acorn children are coming along so well with their writing, and are now producing recognisable letters for their name and other words. This week the focus has been on writing CVC words (consonant vowel consonant words) e.g. cat, bat, sun, log, hot, bin etc. Over the holidays you could encourage your child to listen to the sounds in these words – breaking them into each individual sound to support them with writing. Using a sound mat, the children are able to find and copy the letters if they are not sure of what they should look like. We are so proud of the children who have taken this challenge on this week and are starting to demonstrate some independence in being able to complete this on their own. We look forward to continuing this after the holidays.
Stars of the day this week were Alissa, Jason F, Jason P, Lola-Rose and Ethyn – well done to you all!
The staff at Acorn Preschool would like to wish all the Acorns and their families a very happy Easter holidays with lots of fun in the sun (fingers crossed!)