Week commencing 13th March 2023 - Acorns 59
Welcome to this week’s blog post.
We have had a wonderful week exploring shapes.
Within our continuous provision of equipment and experiences on offer this week we have made sure there have been opportunities for the children to identify, recognise and experiment with shapes.
We have looked at some 3D shapes and were surprised to find out that some children already knew shape names such as cube and cone.
There has been shape puzzles, magnetic shapes, 3D shapes, shape sticky sheets and all sorts of fabulous things for the children to enjoy.
We made shapes with our fingers and then with our whole bodies, bending and stretching into funny shapes.
Mrs Young has taught the children a new song about their bodies.
“I love my body from my head to my toes,
I love my face – my eyes, my mouth, my nose.
I love the way I look, when I look into the mirror,
I stand a little closer just to see me clearer,
Who is that? It’s me!
I look as good as good can be”
We love singing at The Acorns and are building quite a large repertoire of familiar songs and rhymes. Its such a joy when we hear the children singing happily during their free play, unaware of our listening ears.
Does your child sing any Acorns songs at home? It would be great to know which songs are most familiar to them.
If you would like to learn some of our songs Mrs Franks would be happy to write out the lyrics for you.
It’s a very special day on Sunday so this week we have been also busy making cards – Mrs Irwin had some beautiful bright daffodils on the table and the children used green and yellow paint to make observational paintings.
We looked carefully at the flowers and talked about the different parts of a flower.
We learnt about the stem, the petals, the corona (trumpet part) and the central part which is called the stigma.
We wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Chloe’s Daddy is coming in next week to do some gardening with us – we are very excited.
We love planting at the Acorns and are excited to make a start on our vegetable patch after the Easter break.
We usually plant cucumbers, courgettes, tomatoes, strawberries, beans and carrots.
We have been planting bulbs and tending to them recently.
We know that roots grow downwards and shoots grow upwards.
The bulbs need sunshine, soil and water to help them grow.
If you have a special skill or interest and would like to come in to share it or even just to have a little play with us, please speak to Mrs Franks who will happily arrange a time for you to visit.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about our week.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you next week for more fun, games, learning and laughter.
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