Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

The Odd Egg – the egg is cracking – but what could be in it?

This week in the Acorn Preschool the children have been looking at which animals lay eggs. They explored 2 birds nests – which helped inspire then to consider how birds eggs are protected high in the tree.  We were also thinking about what other animals might come out of an egg – and the children came up with a few suggestions about the animals it could be (mainly bird related).  After watching a BBC clip and Auntie Mabel ‘Come Outside – Eggs’, they soon realized that also crocodiles, birds, crabs, spiders were some of the other animals.

To help us with this theme, we read the story ‘The Odd Egg’ in which duck gets a bit of a surprise when the egg hatches, and he discovers a baby crocodile! The children were also supported with counting through using the small eggs in the Numicon.

On Thursday, the children enjoyed looking closely at a hen’s egg, predicting if it will float or sink, then seeing it when it is cracked open and raw, and finally noticing how it has changed after it had been cooked.

To develop the children’s physical skills, we spent much time creating large ‘runways’ to get the children up off the floor and using their balance. Inside, the children were encouraged to use their fine motor and co-ordination skills through cutting different materials.







The song of the week was ‘Humpty Dumpty’ – but with alternative words.  At the moment, we are focusing on developing the children’s understanding about rhyme and how words must sound the same to rhyme. To help with this, we have been singing a familiar nursery rhyme, but changing the words to make a new silly version.


Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall

eating his bananas

where do you think he put the skins

down the kings pyjamas!


The children love this song and would love to sing it some more with you at home.








The Acorn Preschool children loved celebrating World Book Day 2021 by dressing up as their favourite story characters.


Thank you to all the parents for sharing and listening to information about your individual child. It has been lovely to share in all the positive things that the children are able to do and to make suggestions on further ways you can help your child at home. We look forward to welcoming all the children back into Nursery next week.


Stars of the day this week were Daisy, Archie and Kaiden – well done to you all.