Paw Patrol Pups to the Rescue
This week in the Acorn Preschool, the children have been thinking about people who help them. With this theme in mind, we looked to Paw Patrol to see who and how people can be helped. With Chase, Rubble and Marshall, we have spent a busy week enjoying this theme through role-play, dressing up and masks.
As many children have shown a particular interest in fire fighters, we spent much of the week with sirens sounding and rescues occurring, with cats stick up trees and fires all over the place. Using the ladder and hose, the children quickly came to the rescue. They even had to open the locks to free the trapped characters from Fireman Sam.
The children worked hard to create their own fire engine using a large box. They were encouraged to problem solve and think about what we could use to add the different features to our engine. They have also enjoyed making a fire collage using all the colours we could think of in a variety of materials and textures to make our fire as realistic as possible.
Story of the week was an oral storytelling with the characters ‘Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle’ who go for a walk but keep missing each other! This story has encouraged the children with spoken language and storytelling skills through use of repeated language and actions to support the order of events. Ask your child to tell you the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle, and see what fun and sound effects your child shares.
The children have been working on their letter formation when writing their names over the last few weeks, and this week we are seeing just how well they can now control a pencil to make their letter shapes. We have focused on forming the letters ‘e’ and ‘a’ this week, as many children have found these more challenging. You could continue the good work at home by encouraging them to write these letters (correctly) with chalk, water, crayon, paint – anything! It all helps the muscle memory remember the correct pattern of movement. The more fun and the messier the better. We would love to see photos of the different ways that the children are practising their letters at home.
In the maths area this week, the children have been looking at recognising and ordering numbers 1-10. Please could you encourage your child to recognise number are all around them when you are out and about – ask them to tell you what the numbers are that they can see. Many children have made their own number lines with these numbers, and most have brought them home. Encourage your child to point to numbers at random on the number line to check that they recognise them. To add challenge, ask them to point to one more/one less than a given number.
You can print off a copy of a number line using this link if your child has not brought one home. numicom number line 1-10
Stars of the Day this week were Daniel, Enes, Carter, Lissy and Lewis. Well done to you all.
Remember: Sports Day is on Monday afternoon at 1pm.