Floating and Sinking with the Acorns
As it was Science Week for all children at Oak View Academy, the Acorns have focused on floating and sinking. They were fascinated to do some predicting of which objects would float and explaining their reasons. For 3-year-old children, they came up with some very thoughtful ideas around floating and sinking – including heavy things sinking, and air helping things to float!
As part of this week we have also focused on how we can keep our bodies healthy. The children were able to suggest lots of ways in which they keep healthy, including a focus on healthy and unhealthy food. Through playing board games, cutting and sticking healthy dinner plates the children have had great fun.
The children looked at how washing their hands properly can help them to stay healthy. We did undertake a hand washing activity, but we feel that the children would all benefit from some more support with fully understanding what is involved in hand washing. As the spread of illness seems to occur easily in the Nursery environment, this is one way in which we can help to prevent it.
On Friday we enjoyed the Creepy Crawly Show – where we got to see a cockroach, a barn owl, a leopard gecko, a tarantula, a tenrec (like a hedgehog creature), giant African land snails and some corn snakes. This was so much fun.
Our book of the week was ‘One Ted falls out of bed’ which builds on the knowledge of numbers 1-10 through a lovely story. The song of the week ‘5 currant buns’ has helped us with counting backwards from 5 to 1. We are supporting the children with counting forwards and backwards in 1s from 1-10 and back again – encourage them to do this at home.
Stars of the Day this week were: Millie, Aleeya, Skye, Caleb and Riley – well done to you all.