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Friday 11th October 2019

posted 11 Oct 2019, 03:32 by Deputy Head

This week Acorns walked up the hill to All Saints Church with Mr Malleson helping us, we talked about some of the features of a church and talked about what would happen next week when we visit the church for our harvest assembly. Following on from our visit to the church where we looked at stained glass windows we made our own version in the classroom on our window, with all the children adding their handprints. In our maths lessons this week we have been learning how to find one more and next week we will be exploring how to find one less. In our phonics lessons we have learnt the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n and m, we are continuing to practise our blending skills. We have enjoyed our visits to the library on a Friday and the children have looked in books to find out about healthy eating, our topic for this week. 

Friday 27th September 2019

posted 27 Sep 2019, 08:41 by Deputy Head

Today we finished the day by going to the bake sale in the hall to support Macmillan, we had made some chocolate crispy cakes to help raise some money too. In our phonics lessons we have been thinking about segmenting and blending sounds with the help of Robbie the Robot and we got to jump the golden river! In our maths lessons we have been thinking about counting objects that have the same number and comparing their differences. We talked about how our friends can have similarities and differences to us and we know how to be a good friend. We spent our time in class worship thinking about how we can show kindness to one another.  

Friday 19th September

posted 23 Sep 2019, 23:44 by Deputy Head

This week Acorns have continued to be very busy exploring things for the first time. We have been to our first sharing assembly, our first library visit and we completed our first full time week. The children have all been fantastic and have taken each new thing in their stride. We particularly enjoyed our library visit on Friday and are looking forward to going again next week. In our PSED lesson this week we were talking about how we can make someone feel better if they are feeling sad, the children had lots of lovely ideas. In maths we were looking at different ways to group things and in our phonics sessions we were thinking about different noises and how they are made, along with exploring rhyme. 

Welcome to our new Acorns

posted 8 Sep 2019, 13:17 by Deputy Head

On Thursday and Friday we welcomed our new Acorns into school. They were all fantastic, we had no tears just lots of smiles as they got to know each other and their way around the school. We went to our first assembly, met the children in Oaks at playtime and went on a tour of the school. There are always a lot of new things to take in during the first few weeks of school but they all took it in their stride and I am looking forward to a brilliant year with them. 

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! 

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