Let’s go fly a plane!
The Acorn Preschool children have been getting very excited about airplanes this week in the Nursery. They have been writing their tickets, creating planes and taking it in turns to fly to another country for their holidays. They even built runways to take off from!
The children have been drawing planes, constructing planes using junk materials and also playing with the small world planes too. Our book of the week was a fact book about planes, which helped the children to develop their vocabulary – the words learnt included wings, wheels, tail, jet engines, pilot, airport, runway, and control tower. They also explored what taking off and landing looks like. The song of the week was ‘Down at the Airport’ in which they loved pretending to fly their own plane.
Snow arrived at Oak View in the middle of the week – so the Acorn children were quick to get on their coats and warm clothing and to rush outside to explore. It was great fun catching the snowflakes on our tongues. Plus some clever engineering, team work and problem solving allowed the children to build a really tall tower!
The Acorn Preschool children finished the week with a visit to Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park. We had a great time going inside a Monarch plane to see what it is like and walking under the Concorde. We dressed up and pretended to be police, fire rescue and flight attendants. The children were also lucky enough to be able to go to the flight deck and pretend to be the pilot. We then went to watch the planes landing at the runway. We watched many other planes taking off and landing, and we were always so surprised how easy it looks for them to lift off the ground to fly.
The children were so well behaved and loved watching the planes. They even spent lots of time flying round themselves too.
This week the children have been building on their understanding of rhyme through singing rhyming songs and playing a rhyming pairs matching game – Slug in a Jug. We have had lots of cats in hats, bugs on mugs and bears on chairs! But the children are getting the hang of rhyme needing to sound the same. They have even been exploring making a nonsense rhyming word for their own names too!
Stars of the Day this week were Riley, Callum, Charlie and Evie. Well done to you all!