Little Acorns

August to October 2018

We have had such a busy term; we thought you might like to hear about our Learning Journey so far.

Although not quite as warm as in the summer holidays, we have had many opportunities to explore outside either in the Millennium Woods or the Nursery Playground.

The children enjoyed water play with some of their familiar toys in a different setting; the dolls all had a good wash too! In fact, the children enjoyed it so much that we brought the water theme back inside and had a Little Acorns Spa morning.

In the woods, we started on the Gold phase of the RSPB Challenge Awards. Our task was to investigate different leaves – Pine, Oak and Rowan. We used our senses to explore and the children used their hands and feet to make impressions of the leaves in clay during our outdoor art session.

The Nursery hosted the Jeans for Genes assembly. There were opportunities for the children to create their very own designer jeans in a collage competition and then everyone was invited to take part in a catwalk parade to show off their own denim outfits. It was lots of fun.

The book we are focussing on this term is ‘The Flumflum Tree’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have been very creative in our art sessions using a variety of resources to make spots (moozles), and they enjoyed a treasure hunt outside looking for props from the book. These included a pair of wooden spoons, a porridge bowl a skipping rope, a pack of chewing gum and of course the Flumflum Fruit.

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