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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Football success!

A huge well done to the Year 1 and 2 children who took part in a football competition last night and came 3rd out of ten teams!  This is an amazing achievement for a small school competing against much larger ones in the area.


Repeated patterns in the sun

Year 1 enjoyed the sunshine!










Our world

We have been learning about India.

A Friday afternoon

Little Acorns buddy up with Big Acorns for a ‘Finding Out’ session on Friday afternoons and it is a pleasure to observe as it provides plenty of opportunities for social and emotional development for all of the children as well as communication and language. This week they have been exploring the dentist surgery, the dining room, the mud kitchen and a fantastic new castle that was kindly donated to us. We had some great conversations in the dental surgery as they booked people in for their appointments and the children had lots of dental advice to give, especially how important it is to brush your teeth. Over in the mud kitchen they were cooking up a ‘delicious’ buffet. Not forgetting a quick round of Duck, Duck, Goose and the creation of a beautiful piece of artwork using paint, fruits, vegetables and hands! They were certainly kept busy!