Thanks Giving

Big Acorns celebrated Thanks Giving on Thursday last week. The children were presented with lots of different activities including play-doh turkeys, card making and place setting tags whilst there were baking and writing activities going on. The children thought carefully about what they are thankful for and wrote this down, which will be displayed in our classroom. Then the children worked together to make thanks giving rolls, pumpkin pie and cheese grit. At the end of the afternoon the Year 2 children performed their Thanks Giving play to the year 1 children and they enjoyed their delicious food! It all went down a treat!



















Celebrations Around the World

Big Acorns jetted off on an aeroplane on the last day of term to discover their new topic for next term. After running through the safety checks we were cleared for take off, landing at an unknown destination. The children then departed the plane to find a stash of hidden presents. Once safely back inside they excitedly opened their presents to discover pictures of different celebrations. Next term we will be travelling around the world to take part in different celebrations and holidays, including: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hannukah and finally Christmas! We can’t wait!

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The circus has been to town!

Big Acorns have had such an exciting first term! We have been super busy creating our own circus tents, using our knowledge about materials from our Science lessons. The children have also been cooking up a storm making custard pies and popping, flavouring and tasting popcorn. They used their popcorn tasting experience to create brilliant popcorn senses poems. Finally, we ended on a massive high as the children performed their circus skills (that they have been refining in their P.E sessions) to their parents and belting out ‘The Greatest Show’ for the whole of Brook to hear! Well done Big Acorns on a truly successful term. Roll on Term 2!

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Forest School

Little Acorns and Year 1 children were recently joined in the forest by someone special…Stickman! After being inspired by the story, the children decided to make their own version of Stickman using resources from the forest. Some of the children even took their Stickman home. As well as this, the children continued to have fun exploring the scramble net, adding to their dens from the previous week and creating mud sculptures (hedgehogs, dinosaurs, cows, pigs and goats).There was also lots of concentration, persevering and proud peacock moments with the fire lighting session, while lots of children perfected their sparks!


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Fun in the Forest

Little Acorns and Year 1 children have been continuing their forest school learning and  the children’s focus shifted from mud to den building and fire lighting. The children discovered some newly created dens in the forest and took it upon themselves to enhance and develop them as well as create their own or turn them into their very own spaceship! Also, with a keen interest in lighting the fire, a small group of children were intrigued by John’s demonstration of how to start a fire without matches, and two had quite the knack and were able to light a piece of cotton wool on fire. Forest school was finished off with a special treat of toasting marshmallows and using the talking stick to share their best bits. Another amazing week and still more to come.

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