This week in the Acorn Preschool, the children have been exploring describing position through the wonderful story book – ‘Where’s Spot?’. This is a simple book which develops the children’s understanding of positional language – including behind, in, inside and under. The children have been playing hide and seek with Spot the dog and finding him in different places.
The children are continuing to focus on recognizing their names and identifying what the first sound is in their name. We have sent home some name cards this week and also each child has their own individual sound to put up somewhere at home. Wherever possible, draw your child’s attention to the sound and word, which is linked to the picture, provided. Encouraging your child to think of other words which start with the same sound can also help them to tune in to initial sounds. In school, we also introduce the child to the Jolly Phonic action for all of the sounds (these can be found through the link below). This then gives the children a sound, image and action to do when learning each letter sound. We find that this helps them best learn and remember the letter sounds.
Through some action art this week, the children have explored a technique started by Jackson Pollock – he used a flicking technique to create his masterpieces. The Acorn children really enjoyed doing the same, whilst outside, to decorate their Unicorns. The other children were so patient waiting for their turn to enter the messy zone too!
To build on the children’s fine motor skills, we have been creating bird feeders by threading cheerios onto string. A few cheerios did seem to not make it on to the bird feeder strings too…!
Sponsored Toddle – Thank you to all the families who managed to support us, and thanks for all the sponsorship money contributions that have already been returned. If there is any remaining Sponsor money at home, please return this to school, as we will be soon able to give you the grand total of funds raised by Acorn and Juniper children.
Stars of the day this week were Jack, Ollie, Skye, and Lyla – well done to you all.