Our Acorn room children have been focusing on developing positive relationships with their key workers and peers, ensuring all children feel nurtured, cared for, secure, safe and loved within our environment. We are supporting the children with the change in their routine and encouraging them to explore/engage in what our centre has to offer them.
Activities the children have chose to participate in and show enjoyment in are:
Water play, painting, shaving foam, play-dough, puzzles, running, exploring our courtyard , peek-a-boo in the tunnel, exploring our village, garden, bubbles, role play in our home area.
The children have been engaged in our excellent resources within our centre like our dinosaurs, cars, diggers, dolls and fruit.
Most children are choosing to participate in group time. This is a short period of time where we come together to read a story and sing songs.
Here is a comment from one of our little Acorns-
R.T-“nice and good and happy, house corner in the kitchen”.
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know our little Acorns and their families. We have been delighted with the feedback on their e.journals, it is an absolute pleasure
Alice, Elaine and Leonie
We have been very busy this week in our courtyard, we have continued using the block play to incorporate numeracy. Children have been creating ramps and watching to see where the car will stop, we then identify the number. This week we have added a recording chart where we are documenting how many cars land on which number.
We have also been exploring superhero’s and children have explored the different traits that can come with having superpowers. Children have had a keen interest in the masks, children have now been creating there own mask, we have been developing our fine motor control with scissors.
Fruit and veg
We have been exploring all our senses with different types of fruit and vegetables this week. The children expanded their vocabulary describing the textures such as “jaggy”, “squishy”, and “bumpy”, and had the opportunity to smell and taste some of the fruits. They then developed their fine motor skills through cutting, snapping and squashing the fruit and veg using a variety of tools. The children risk assessed the activity, learning how to cut safely using a knife.
We have had such a busy and fun filled week in our discovery area.😍We embraced the theme of superheroes and discovered that one of the most special powers a superhero possesses is kindness. We read a special story called ‘There’s a Superhero in your book’ by Tom Fletcher. Following on from this we have decided to create our own ‘Oakburn Kindness Charter’…The children had some wonderful ideas such as we should use kind hands in nursery and help our friends!❤️
The boys and girls have been looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ this week, counting all the food the caterpillar ate. We have explored numbers, sequences within the story, made our own butterflies using paint and folding our paper in half to create a symmetrical shape. One little boy said that he ‘loved making the butterfly’ 😁
“We have a butterfly”