It's beginning to look like Christmas! The children have enjoyed taking part in the Christmas activities during exploring time. They have been working hard to develop their mark-making skills by writing letters to Father Christmas and developing their scissor control by cutting out pictures to create a Christmas list.
This week we have also been making Christmas trees using 2D shapes, we have explored and spoken about key vocabulary such as: sides, corners, straight, round.
This week we have developed and continued our topic 'Can I have a dog?', the children were very excited to meet Kimba and his owner Nicola, who is visually impaired. Nicola spoke to the children and explained that Kimba is a special dog that helps her carry out her daily routines. Kimba is able to guide Nicola to the local shops by voice command, although she often finds that Kimba leads her into McDonalds for a tasty treat! Kimba was very calm and enjoyed meeting Acorn class and the children were able to have a cuddle with kimba at the end of the session.
Also this week:
Problem solving with Numicon
Name writing with chalk
This week Acorn class have continued to explore and develop their knowledge of caring for pets and other animals.
Catching and counting fish Building a hutch
Practising cutting skills
Role-play in the vet surgery Matching pets with their homes
Where's my mummy matching game
It has been an exciting week in Acorn class! We started our topic 'Can I have a dog?' with a visit from Jungle Jonathan, the children were able to have a hands on experience with a range of exotic animals.
Also this week:
Building homes for a pet Role-play in the vets surgery
Role-play mark making Animal footprints in paint
This week in Nursery we have been learning about Bonfire night, we discussed our experiences of Bonfire night and how to stay safe around fireworks. The children created a safety poster which is displayed on our 'What are we celebrating?' board.
Using ICT to support our learning Firework painting
We have also been learning about Diwali, the festival of light. we watched a short film about how children prepare for and celebrate Diwali. We have done lots of exciting activities in Acorn class to help us with our learning.
Using play dough to create a Diva light. Creating Rangoli patterns
Using shapes to create colourful patterns
29th October- 2nd November
'I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man thats me!'
This week we have been reading the story Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We have been doing lots of activities about Stick Man including painting with sticks, drawing our own Stick men and using the easy listeners to listen to the story independently.