Scramble nets at Forest School

Our Year 2 children had great fun in the scramble net at Forest School this week.  A scramble/climbing net is the perfect way to develop children’s hand-eye co-ordination while they play, and helps with building strength and balance, climbing ability, spatial awareness and problem solving skills. By incorporating climbing nets alongside other hand-eye coordination activities such as ball tossing, children can become much more confident and capable in sports, handwriting and other everyday activities.

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Year 2 Forest School

There was beautiful sunshine for Forest School yesterday, which was held on site at the top of the school field.  The Year 2 children had the opportunity to build a den, toast marshmallows and practise their balancing on the swing (with mixed results!).

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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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