World Nursery Rhyme Week and lots of story telling with the Acorns!
This week the Acorn Preschool children have been altering the details of the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ to invent their own version about different animals who take a walk around, over and under the objects whilst being followed by another animal. The children used the known story language really well to create their own versions. They even drew maps or cut out and stuck down pictures to show the walk. Ask your child at home to retell the story of Rosie’s Walk and see if they can use the story language developed. Perhaps they might even draw a story map. (See previous Blog for the story map used to tell the story)
As part of World Nursery Rhyme week, all the children enjoyed singing some well known Nursery Rhymes (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Incy Wincy Spider, Row your Boat, 2 Little Dickie Birds) and also learning a new one too (Down in the Jungle). Thank you to all the parents who managed to support us in our Nursery Rhyme Stay and Play Session on Wednesday. It means so much to the children to share their fun and learning environment with their family members.
Continuing with the theme of walking, we enjoyed reading the story of ‘Walking through the Jungle’ as our book of the week. This introduced the children to lots of different animals and the sounds they make. Next week, we will be continuing with this and going on our very own jungle walk!
Every Tuesday the Acorn children explore movement through a PE session with James from ‘Bee Active’. Through this session they also work on developing their listening and attention skills, understanding and behaviours to follow instructions and expectations. The children are currently focusing on going over, under, through and around obstacles. This develops control of their large body movements and builds on their balance. These are both important for supporting your child as the prepare to become writers. Also to help with core strength, this week we have started to do a short ‘planking’ session everyday to encourage the children to hold up their own body weight. Encourage your child to walk along lines, walls, and obstacle courses to develop their balance skills. This will have a great impact on later academic skills.
Stars of the day this week were Evie and Larsson – well done to you both.
Parent Teacher meetings next week – if you have not secured a slot, please do so quickly.