Tiny Acorns arrive at Oak View Academy
This week we welcomed the arrival of many new little Acorns to join the Acorn Preschool – and we have been so pleased with how quickly they have settled in. The usual tears and tiredness did occur (and that was just the teachers!), especially with some children staying for 30 hours of fun!
The children have learnt new routines to help them when they are in school, including listening for the jingly bells at tidy up time, showing good sitting (with legs crossed) when on the carpet and washing their hands before having their snack.
The Acorns have loved exploring their new classroom and all that it has for them to play with, both inside and outside. The children have played with jigsaws, play dough, painting, sand and water. We have explored through climbing, throwing, kicking, catching, balancing and making music too. The nursery rhyme of the week was Humpty Dumpty, which we used to reinforce the language of behind, on, in front and under. We have also enjoyed reading the book ‘Happy Dog Sad Dog’ which introduced us to lots of early opposite language concepts e.g. cold, hot; hairy, bald; big, little; clean, dirty; awake, asleep; lots of dogs and no dogs. These are great early concepts to develop the children’s understanding through play experiences – see how you can involve them when playing at home too.
On Tuesdays, the Acorn children will be enjoying a PE session with James from ‘Bee Active’(no specialist equipment or clothing is required). James will come to meet the Acorns this coming week in the classroom environment so that they can become familiar with him. It will also help James to learn their names.
An interest expressed by some of the children has been about diggers, so next week we will be focusing our learning through this theme.
As part of our positive praise system, we choose a ‘Star of the Day’ each day. This child will sit in a special chair, wear the special gold medal and will be first in line or to get their snack. We endeavor to send a positive message home to inform the parents of this child too.
Stars of the Day for this week were Mia, Alfie, Iris and Caleb – well done to you all.
Mrs Woodall, Mrs Williams, Mrs Owen and I (Mrs Alford) would like to take this chance to welcome all the families of Acorn preschool children to Oak View Academy. We look forward to getting to know you and your child over the coming year.