We love baby animals!
This week the Acorn Preschool children have been learning about farm animals and their babies, in preparation for our trip to the farm on Wednesday. Our song of the week was ‘Old Macdonald’- but with a difference, saying the names of baby farm animals instead. This has broadened the children’s vocabulary to include lamb, kid, kitten, puppy, calf and foal. Use these words with your child as they talk more about the farm animals they see out and about. This will help them to secure the words and to be able to use them correctly.
Our book of the week ‘I Love Animals’ by Flora McDonnell – helped us with learning the new words for baby animals, and also the sounds the animals make. Children love making donkey sounds and also making the gobble sound of the turkey!
On Monday, the rain gave us the opportunity to play outside with the umbrellas. We tried a ‘sun dance’ but it didn’t work!
Whilst outside we have planted our potatoes as part of the ‘Grow Your Own Potatoes’ project for schools. The children were fantastic gardeners, helping to transfer the compost into the growing bags, planting the chitted potatoes into the compost and covering it over to protect them. We can’t wait to watch them grow!
On Thursday, the children were excited to invite more baby animals into the classroom – 2 puppies arrived. All the children thought that they were so cute!
On Friday, the Acorns got up close and personal with the chicks – we held them, and some even fell asleep in the warm hands of the Acorn children. These chickens now belong to us and will be staying with us whilst they grow bigger. Soon they will transfer to the rabbit hutch where they will have more freedom to move around. Once they are too big for us to keep, we will be taking them to Rosie’s farm where she will look after them.
Stars of the day this week were Max, Tristan and Harvey – well done to you all.