Owl Babies in Acorn Preschool
This week in the Acorn Preschool the children have explored the story ‘The Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell, focusing firstly on what we could do when we were babies. (If you would like to provide a baby photo of your child from when they were a baby, we would love to share these in the Preschool. Please use the same address as previously given for family photos.)
This story has really helped the children with developing their listening and attention at story time, as they have been able to join in with the words at key parts of the story. The children have also developed their understanding of the characters and the setting of the story.
The children have loved making a variety of owl related craft – including owl masks and painting pictures of owls using cotton buds as a paint brush. The children also continued to explore autumn leaves falling down through their art work.
We have been focusing on which children can recognise and find their name. We have encouraged them to look for familiar letter shapes, to count the letters in their name, noticing if their name is a long or short word. We are listening closely to the first sound in our names. All the children have been given a letter card with their initial letter sound to put up at home.
Next we will be asking if they can copy the first letter shapes they see. Next week we will provide a name card for all the children to take home – It would really help the children with recognising their own name if you would put this up somewhere in the house, so that they are regularly seeing their name in their surroundings.
On Tuesday the Acorns enjoyed their first trip to visit Rosie at Weaver House Dairy Farm. With the help of Brown Bear, we explored lots of different colours on the farm, and met 2 horses, 2 sheep, 2 pigs and 9 spotty piglets. We also enjoyed finding the tractor, hay bales, and the digger too. All the children were so well behaved, and a huge thank you to the many parent helpers who supported on this trip.
The children are being supported with developing their understanding of positional language through our music and dance sessions on a Friday. Waving colourful scarves in different places helps to build an understanding of under, behind, on top, next to, side, front, back, up, down, high and low. The children really enjoy having a good move to music too!
Stars of the day this week were Bobby, Alfie, Bobby-Joe and Skye – well done to you all.