Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Elmer – the colourful elephant

This week the Acorn Preschool children have explored the world of colour through the story ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. This story continued to support the children with correctly naming all the colours they could see on this colourful elephant.

As part of our language development focus, the children have explored the meaning of some vocabulary linked to the story. This included elephants tall,elephants short, elephants fat, elephants thin, elephants youngand elephants old. Try to use these words with your children at home to build on their understanding of the words and encourage them to start using them when they speak.


As we continued to explore colour, the Acorns enjoyed watching an experiment which showed them the formation of a rainbow on a plate. As we watched the rainbow forming, we sang our song from the previous week ‘The Rainbow Song.’ You can find a link on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ) to watch and sing this song with your child at home.


The children have also enjoyed making their own colourful elephants through combining materials and also througb painting. Our focus number at the moment has been number on 1 –and through watching the Number blocks short videos and practical activities in the Nursery, we are trying to secure the children’s concept of number.

EYFS Sponsored Toddle

On Thursday, to celebrate the many colours and patterns of the elephants on ‘Elmer’s Day’, the Acorn children came to school dressed in multi-coloured clothing.

This coincided with our EYFS Sponsored Toddle, which made for a really colourful parade.


Stars of the day this week were: Millie, Levi and Madison. Well done for all your hard work and good choices.