Honda’s Surprise – what a fruity week!
This week the Acorn Preschool children have explored the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which involves a young African girl taking some fruit to her friend in the next village, only to find a surprise when she gets there! The children loved playing the role of Handa as she goes on her walk, and being the animals who steal the fruit from her basket!
As the book focused on the theme of different fruit, we have spent the week exploring all different types of fruit. We have developed our vocabulary in naming and describing fruit and have taste tested each of the different fruits from the story. The children definitely liked the pineapple and mango the best. On Friday, all the children made fruit kebabs!
The children have exploring pastels this week, drawing pictures of fruit. The shop this week was selling lots of different fruit and vegetables too. As Handa loses fruit from her basket, this has helped us with developing our maths through working out how many left.
In the creative area the children have been amazed by the magic of creating fold-over butterfly painting. They love to see the colours created when the paint mixes together. This has tied in nicely with the arrival of 5 tiny caterpillars that arrived on Thursday. More about them next week… (Focus: The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
The song of the week was ‘I’m a little tea pot’ – practice this song with your child at home and see if they remember the words and actions.
Stars of the Day this week are Demi, Charlie, Aleeya-Rae and Evie – well done to you all.