Big Acorns- Beegu Learning

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This term, Big Acorns have been learning about a yellow alien called Beegu, who crashed on Earth and needed our help finding her way home! Beegu herself came to visit us at school and answered all our questions about her planet. We found out that she loves jelly and we were shocked to learn that aliens like toothpaste in their sandwiches! We made a space rocket to help Beegu return home.

The children received a letter from Beegu, asking them to make some space jelly sandwiches for her birthday party. After making our unusual sandwiches, we had a go at writing instructions so Beegu knew how to make them too. 

The children had lots of fun with their book this term, they were very engaged and excited to learn more about their new alien friend!

Exploring Pumpkins!

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This week, Big Acorns have been exploring the 5 different pumpkins from our class pumpkin patch! The children used a magnifying glass to inspect the pumpkins and noticed the different colours, sizes and patterns. We made predictions on what the inside of each one would look like, before opening them up and exploring them for ourselves! The children enjoyed searching for the seeds and comparing them. They even insisted on planting the pumpkin seeds in our own garden area!  

Big Acorns – Outdoor Maths Learning

This week, Big Acorns have been using the part-whole model. The children loved collecting and using natural resources to represent their numbers. We even used ourselves to show the numbers too! The children found the whole by counting on from the given numeral. We also found lots of different ways to partition the whole number. 

Well done Big Acorns!

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Science walk

In Science this term Big Acorns are learning about plants. On Monday we went for a walk down to Brook village and looked for different types of flowers. We used an App to take photos and identify flowers we weren’t sure of and then made a list of all the plants we found. We even had time for a bit of fun at the park!

Melting Snowman Science Experiment

In the last week of Term 3, Big Acorns had lots of fun learning outside in the snow. Some children made fantastic snow sculptures to finish off our topic on “Architecture and Sculptures” in Art and in Science we made volcanoes in the snow using baking soda, washing up liquid, vinegar and food colouring. Also in Science we made snowmen in glass jars and observed the snow over time to see how quickly it melted. We then recorded our results in a table. In Maths we have been learning how to measure length and height in cm, so we used our new skills to measure the snow in the glass jar every 10 minutes. 

 

Oi! Get off our Train

Last week Big Acorns continued to think about ways that we can help our world. In English we read a book called “Oi! Get off our Train” by John Burningham and then we used the WWF website to find other animals that are endangered. We then chose animals to draw in our Home Learning Books and wrote speech bubbles starting “Please let me come with you on your train” and then explaining why they are becoming endangered. 

At the end of the week we also found out about how to look after birds, especially during the cold weather. We researched different birds on the RSPB website and then followed a recipe to make bird cakes. We put them up in our gardens and then looked for different types of birds to come and eat the cakes. Archie also made a fantastic owl using apples. 

Conserving energy/water posters

In English this term, Big Acorns have been reading “10 things I can do to help my world” by Melanie Walsh. We have practised performing the text to an audience and  we have written some research questions on things we want to find out. Then we made posters to teach others about how we can help our world by conserving energy and water. Here are some of the posters the children made at home:

Designing our own architecture

In Art, Big Acorns have been learning about architecture and sculptures. We have looked at different buildings and discussed the features of some of them such as domes, pillars, spires, arches and chimneys. We then planned and designed our own buildings. Some of them included an Indian themed tiger zoo enclosure, a pet play place and an athletic play centre. One of the children even made a fantastic model of the Eiffel Tower using Lego.