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June 2019

posted 9 Jun 2019, 03:06 by Deputy Head

All the children came back into school after half term with stories to tell and excited to see their friends. This half term Acorns are going to be doing lots of mini topics, starting this week with learning about Kings and Queens. Acorns found out some information about Queen Elizabeth II and found out how castles have changed from the past to now. They made their own drawbridges in a transition activity with Year 1 on Thursday afternoon and explored how to make their drawbridge open and close. Acorns were very busy in literacy lessons this week planning and writing their own stories, something that they have really impressed us with! In maths sessions they looked at how to find out if a number was odd or even and will be going on to do some problem solving next week. 

March 2019

posted 25 Mar 2019, 00:55 by Deputy Head

Acorns have had a lovely, busy half term so far! We are learning through a topic called 'People who help us' and have had visits from both a nurse who came to share with us some of the things she does and showed us some of the equipment she uses in her job and also two members of the police service came and allowed us to try on their uniforms, whilst answering our questions. We had pancake day in school too, we all got to flip a pancake and then went to the 'cafe' to buy our pancakes with our own choice of topping. This linked in well with our maths work on money that week. This week coming we have a special afternoon tea planned for our Mum's to help celebrate Mother's Day and we will also be visited by Matilda and Logan with their Mummy, last time they came to see us Matilda was only 2weeks old so it will be interesting to see how much she has changed!

14th February 2019

posted 14 Feb 2019, 02:53 by Deputy Head

These last couple of weeks have been as busy as the start of the term was! Acorns have continued to learn their phase 3 sounds in phonics and have become really confident writing and reading the associated tricky words. We have learnt about Chinese New Year, tried to do some Chinese writing and learnt about the Chinese New Year Story. This week we have been exploring the story 'We are going on a bear hunt'. In our maths lessons we have been finding out about doubling and halving. We have looked at ways to find double or half of a number and we have begun to look at finding half of a shape. In our music lessons we have been finding out about rhythms and choosing our own movements to these rhythms. In gymnastics we have continued to develop our confidence in different rolls and ways of travelling. After half term we will be learning all about the people who help us, a topic that always enthuses the children.

January 2019

posted 24 Jan 2019, 01:08 by Deputy Head

This term Acorns have been very busy learning through a topic titled 'Explorers'. In the first week back we did lots of comparing between England and Ghana. We talked about what is the same and what is different about these two countries. In our phonics lessons we have continued to develop our confidence and knowledge of phase 3 sounds and have been learning lots of new digraphs. We have begun to develop our understanding of what a sentence might look like and features we should see within one. In our maths lessons this half term we are focusing mostly on number. We have learnt how to use singapore bars to help us solve addition problems and this week we are learning about subtraction. These past two weeks Acorns have focused on pirates as the theme within Explorers. The children went on a treasure hunt and found ingredients to make fairy cakes and did so very well, we have learnt about some pirate features such as a Jolly Roger flag and we have been finding out what floats and what sinks. In the coming weeks we will be finding out about how flight has changed over the years and learning more about Kenya - a country one of our pupils visited over Christmas. 

Friday 16th November

posted 18 Nov 2018, 10:13 by Deputy Head

Today, the children came in wearing a range of spotty and colourful outfits, all to help us support Children in Need. Throughout the day the children worked in mixed groups with other children throughout the school, they completed different activities with some making animations, some a giant Pudsey using pointillism and others keeping active and making hats using different media. All the children had great fun and learnt about and raised money for Children in Need. In the past few weeks Acorns have continued to learn new phonics sounds and have now learnt s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e and u. They have also been looking carefully at spotting tricky words such as 'the'. In maths Acorns have been busy measuring both length and weight, in the coming week they will be finding out about more and less or fewer than. The children made a fantastic collective piece of artwork for armistice day and they wore their handmade poppies with pride at the war memorial. This half term encourages the children to think about the differences in the past and the present whilst continuing to learn about our school values and the associated stories from the Bible. A busy few weeks already finished for the Acorns this half term!

Friday 5th October

posted 7 Oct 2018, 06:45 by Deputy Head

In the past two weeks Acorns have been focusing on friendships and pets. In art lessons the children have been painting pictures for a friend, they had to choose their colours and think about their design. In phonics they have been practising segmenting and blending sounds with the help of Robbie the Robot and this week they learnt the first three sounds s,a and t. All children visit the library each week and bring a book home to share, some children this week were also given a reading book to share at home. In maths the children have been learning about repeating patterns, the days of the week and positional language. As part of the pets theme Acorns set up their own vets outside, they enjoyed taking x-rays to look at the bones and applying bandages to help! Acorns also went for a walk up the hill to visit All Saints Church, they asked lots of questions and were lucky to be able to explore the church and even hear a bell ring. Fantastic behaviour from all the children, helping us to safely get up to the church, well done Acorns! 

Friday 21st September

posted 23 Sep 2018, 23:42 by Deputy Head

This week Acorns attended their first whole school sharing assembly, they enjoyed seeing what all the other classes have been busy learning about and it was really useful for them to see the Year 6 children being presented with their roles of responsibility. We look forward to working with our class leader and JRSO to help us all be safe and happy. This week Acorns have also been busy continuing to explore their understanding of number and numerals in maths, rhythm and rhyme in literacy and continuing to enjoy PE lessons where they have been focusing on finding different ways to travel and how to find space. Next week we will be thinking about our friends and what is similar and different about us. 

Friday 14th September

posted 16 Sep 2018, 05:51 by Deputy Head

This week Acorns stayed for lunch and then completed three full days of school. They enjoyed their first PE lessons and did really well getting changed, undoing tricky buttons and finding their socks again! In our phonics sessions this week we have been thinking about different sounds we can hear, we went on a listening walk around school and identified if sounds were loud or quiet. In our maths sessions we have been recognising numbers and learning ways to count objects accurately. We also had some visitors come in to see us this week, Logan who is 2 years old, his sister Matilda who is 2 weeks old and their parents came in so we could ask lots of questions to find out about the things they can do and how they are different. They are going to visit us every term so we can see how they change as they grow older. Next week we will continue to base our work around families, looking at how each family has similarities and differences. 

Friday 7th September

posted 7 Sep 2018, 08:54 by Deputy Head

Acorns have been in school for their first couple of mornings this week, they all did brilliantly and even sat in a whole school assembly and introduced themselves to all the other children! We have explored our new outdoor area and begun to learn each others names. We have sung some maths songs and done a little bit of counting round in our circles. Next week we will be continuing to learn all about ourselves and beginning to explore our families. We are looking forward to a full week next week, including staying for some lunchtimes, well done for a fantastic start, Acorns!

Monday 2nd July

posted 1 Jul 2018, 23:59 by Deputy Head

In the last couple of weeks Acorns have been busy practising their writing skills in lots of different scenarios, following on from our postcard writing we looked at how to plan and write our own story. We made a story map which had two problems and two solutions in it and then we used this to help us write our stories. Our stories all had a main character who was the mascot we designed, linking to the World Cup. We made clay models of our mascots and thought carefully about how we could make them stand up. In our maths lessons we have been learning how to show our understanding using the reasoning grids, on this grids we have to show a way to work out the calculation, draw a way, explain it and prove it. For our first try at using them we all did really well and thought of lots of different ways to show our learning. Towards the end of the week Acorns had a water afternoon, we changed into our swimming costumes, found some goggles and enjoyed lots of different activities which helped to keep us cool.  

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