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Friday 13th May 2016

posted 13 May 2016, 06:41 by Deputy Head
Acorns have had another busy week and have started their new topic learning all about eggs and exploring whether they are alive or not. The children looked at the structure of an egg with particular focus on how delicate the eggshell is. The children had to work in pairs to protect their egg if it was dropped. The focus of this activity was to get the children to really think about the sorts of materials they could use and to encourage teamwork, listening and compromising with a partner. The children all did really well with only two eggs breaking! They all wrote a fantastic story retelling Jack and the Beanstalk, we couldn't believe how much fantastic writing they did. In maths this week we have been thinking about shapes and we have been practising our counting and number formation. In our understanding of the world lessons we have looked at animals and discussed which animals have eggs, this proved to be an interesting conversation with some children thinking polar bears had eggs! Hopefully we are now slightly more aware of the types of animals which have eggs and which animals don't. On Monday we will be receiving our duckling eggs, something the children are not yet aware of as we want to surprise them. Over the next two weeks we will be watching them hatch, learn how to swim and taking care of them by feeding them and helping to dry them after a swim. If the children are as excited on Monday as the adults are now we will be in for an excellent couple of weeks.