Welcome to Class Acorns! We can not wait to see you all!
We hope you are all keeping well and are looking forward to joining Class Acorns in September as much as we are!
Good morning everyone.
Did you know that today is ‘Star Wars Day’? One of the Jedi’s codes is not to feel anger towards others. This can be hard, as we all get cross from time to time. It is also okay to feel angry about the wrongs in the world. This way, people act and do something to make the world a better place. Here is a website which helps us to understand the emotion of anger and how we can handle it.
It's been another busy half-term in Acorns and we have been particularly creative! The children have been busy developing their fine motor skills whilst painting, constructing and wrapping as well as making some wonderful Play-Doh creations.
We look forward to sharing them with you at the end of term.
We have already had a busy start to the year in Acorns. The children have settled in well to the class and school routines and expectations. It is lovely to see them so full of beans every day and eager to explore and share their thoughts.
We have already had busy start to the term in class Fletcher. It has been lovely to hear about all of the interesting activities you have been up to over the Easter holidays. The children have been full of beans!
Our enquiry this half-term is exploring what we can find in the garden during Spring. We have already hit the ground running by discussing what the children have seen over the holidays and looking at what is new in our outdoor area. This week we have been investigating plants and what they need to survive. We will be planting our own seeds in preparation for planting in the garden area. Any donations of soil, bark, seeds, plants, decorative pots will be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to turn our planters into a sensory area exploring taste, smell and touch; so we would gratefully accept any plants which could help with this. We will then be moving onto birds, nesting and mini-beasts.
Class Fletcher are very excited about our new enquiry, exploring what we can do with sticks! They have such wonderful imaginations and have already suggested an array of ideas from broomsticks to boats! We will be developing these thoughts into meaningful learning experiences, which nurture their understanding of the world as well as supporting their mathematical development.
We have already had such a busy term of learning in Class Fletcher. We have been looking closely at the celebrations and anniversaries which have occurred since half-term including: Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali and Remembrance. We have explored many poems and songs which have helped us understand these events and why we celebrate them. We have also expressed ourselves about these events through art and design.
What a super start to the year we have had in Class Fletcher!
All the children have settled in well and we have enjoyed talking about ourselves and the places we have visited over the summer. We are continuing to add to our 'where have you been, what have you seen' board in the classroom. If you visit anywhere over the coming weeks and weekends, please send any pictures or leaflets you have. This gives the children a chance to share their adventures with the rest of the class.
What a busy few weeks we have had. We have been working in our enquiry groups finding out about the changes which occur in autumn. The children have placed themselves into the enquiry groups: Nature in autumn, autumn celebrations, autumn weather, autumn clothes. The children have worked well together using a range of sources and information to find out about their line of enquiry, ready to share with the rest of the class. This week we are hoping to use the information we have aquired to write our own information texts ready to share with class Umansky at the end of the week.
We have also been busy in our numeracy learning. We have been working hard to understand the place value of numbers and read the numbers up to 20. Please conitnue to practise this at home with your child. You could do this by reading numbers on doors when you are walking, playing number games or reading scales when cooking.
We have had a busy couple of weeks since we returned from Easter. Some of the children have been having fun investigating the challenges a Moto GP rider would face and what we would have to do to become one! Others have been investigating animlas which live in extreme environments and which challenges they face.
Thank you for all of the lovely home learning which the children are continuing to bring in on a Monday morning. It is very obvious that they have enjoyed finding out and exploring our key questions during this enquiry.