It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Acorn Preschool children at Oak View Academy have been fascinated by the change in the seasons and have been exploring the themes of winter.


Jack Frost has captured the children’s imaginations by painting everything white! They have played in the ‘snow’ for sensory experiences in a number of ways – including the shredded paper and the cornflour gloop!

The children also spotted some strange footprints in the ‘snow’ (on the floor) in the classroom – are they from a polar bear? Are they from a reindeer?


Last Thursday, the Acorn children were taken on a visit to the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge to meet Santa and to feed his reindeer. The children were very excited about this visit and it didn’t disappoint. The reindeer were so furry and slobbery (when they ate the reindeer food off their hands) and their antlers were HUGE!


They met many elves, including Trixie, Candy and Tiny – who all everyone amused with songs and dances and they even put on a show! Santa made an appearance in the middle of the show, and every child got the chance to say hello to Santa and to receive a little Christmas gift from him.

The teaching term were so proud of all of the Acorn children. They were well behaved, listened to instructions and, most importantly, had lots of fun!!