Welcome to Acorn Class
This page will be regularly updated with news and work from our Foundation Stage class. Take a look to see how our children have been learning through play and engagement with the environment around them.
This week in Acorns we have been completing learning linked to the story of the Gruffalo. We have been creating our own labelled pictures of the characters in the story, ordering numbers in the woodland setting and learning about the creatures found in the text. Best of all we had our parents in to learn with us on Thursday afternoon and really enjoyed showing off what we had done. Look at the pictures below to see more.
This week Class Acorn have been learning cycling skills with an expert instructor. They have been riding balance bikes to work on their gross motor skills and stability. The children have been completing a range of fun activities including gliding through cones, steering round a slalom course, going over ramps and delivering the post to practise their braking skills. Mrs Jordan said she had noticed such an improvement in the children's skills across the week. Hopefully this has given the children great confidence to get on a bike and we would love to see lots of you cycling to school with your parents soon. Have a look at the pictures and videos below to see what the Acorns have been up to.
This week the Acorns have been learning how to keep healthy. They have been looking at food that is good for us, how exercise keeps us fit and even tried out some Yoga with an outside expert! Have a look at the learning we have been doing below including making healthy food faces and our very own exercise videos!
This week the Acorns have completed learning based on the book 'Pirates Love Underpants. Look at the photos below to find out what we have been doing!
We also completed lots of other pirate tasks such as writing to the pirates to tell them that we had found their treasure, making pirate hats and painting pirate pictures. We were so busy this week!
This week in Class Acorn the animal expert came to share his animals with us. We were really brave and held lots of the animals. We also learned lots of fun and interesting facts about the creatures. Look at the pictures below to see what we have learned about.
We completed lots of writing about our favourite jungle animals.
Below are some photos from our first half term in Class Acorn. We have all settled into school really well and have been doing amazing learning with Miss Mowday.
The children have been thinking about this half term's Christian value of Thankfulness and have recorded what they are thankful for in the video below.
What Class 1 have been learning this half-term.
Class 1 enjoyed learning the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. The children acted out the story in our role-play area and they described the characters and sequenced the story in their books. In maths we compared the sizes of the bears and sorted bears according to size. We also had fun making and decorating bear biscuits in 3 different sizes.
The children really enjoyed learning about events in the past when they found out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and also why we have Remembrance Day. We also found out about why and how Hindus celebrate Diwali.
As part of our Understanding the World area of the curriculum we have been learning about Light and Dark. The children looked for sources of light in our school and out in the environment and took photographs with the ipad. They investigated various light sources in the dark tent.
We learnt about nocturnal animals that come out at night and looked at the story of Owl Babies. The children made owls out of pine cones and collected leaves, twigs and moss from outside to make nests for their owls.
We turned our role-play into a magic cave and the children became wizards making up good and bad spells. They wrote lists of what they were going to put into their spells, collected twigs, stones, leaves etc from outside and then made up their spells using some magic powder and liquid to make their spell bubble and fizz.
Click here to look at the first few days in Class 1.
Autumn/Harvest in Class 1
Class 1 went for a walk looking for signs of Autumn. We did some bark rubbing and collected leaves which we took back to the classroom and used them for leaf printing and leaf rubbings for our display.
The children have really enjoyed learning the Funnybones dance in their P.E lesson with Mrs Neal. They have been listening to Funnybones stories and made their own Funnybones skeletons.
Class 1 have done lots of work around the story of Handa's Surprise. We talked about the story being set in Africa and how it looked different from our country. We passed round all the fruits from the story to see how they felt and smelt and then we chopped them all up and all the children had the opportunity to taste all the fruits. Some were more adventurous than others whereas Jacob tried them all and found it very difficult to chose his favourite one!! We made a class tally chart and the children marked the fruit they liked the best and then used this to make their own tally charts.
We learnt the story so that the children could act it out in the Harvest Assembly, which they did very well including the accompaniment of African drums! The children tried to sequence the story and match the correct animal with the correct fruit on a large story map and then used this to create their own story map. We also found out where all the fruits came from and discovered that they were all from very hot countries and that is why they don't grow in this country. We matched the fruit with it's country on a large map of the world and the children have used this to stick the fruits on their own map. We have also read Handa's Hen by the same author and the children enjoyed this book too.
Inspiration Day to Warwick Castle
To start our new Foundation Stage and Key Stage One topic of 'Kings, Queens and Castles' , Class 1 and 2 visited Warwick Castle on 13th January.
Click on the file below to find out what Class 1 got up to!
Click on the file below to find out what Class 1 got up to!