Shape hunt

This week in Maths we have been learning about Circles and Triangles. We went on a shape hunt, naming and describing shapes in our environment and we used shapes to make repeating patterns by painting them or pressing them into playdough. Finally we looked at art by Kadinsky and then had a go at making our own shape pictures with circles and triangles.

 

Exploring our senses

Last week, Little Acorns were learning about our senses and we explored our sense of taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch throughout the week. We tasted different fruit and recorded on a sheet with a smiley or sad face and we used our noses to smell coconut, strawberries, chocolate, coffee, orange juice, lemon and toothpaste.

In P.E. we used our eyes to help us complete an obstacle course. Then we did it again blindfolded! At the end of the week we used our sense of touch to feel and describe different materials and we also played a listening game with the musical instruments. What a busy week!

Looking after Pets

Last week in Little Acorns we were thinking about our pets as part of our Marvellous Me topic. We read “The Great Pet Sale” by Mick Inkpen in Literacy and we drew and labelled pictures of our favourite pets.

Later in the week we had lots of visitors in to tell us about how to look after different pets including dogs, cats, tortoises and guinea pigs.

Autumn Walk

This week, Little Acorns have been learning about autumn and discussing the changes of seasons. On Thursday, we went on a walk down to the Forest School to look for signs of autumn. We found lots of yellow, orange, red and brown leaves, conkers, mushrooms and blackberries. We also did some leaf rubbing and then used leaves to make a ‘Leaf Man’ or ‘Leaf Lady’ like the characters in our Literacy book.

Teddy Bear Picnic

On Friday, the children in Little Acorns met their new Year 5 Reading Buddies. First, their buddies read them a story in the classroom and started to get to know them. Then they went outside onto the field to eat their picnic and play together.

The Year 5 children have been so caring, looking after the little children during lunchtime play on the field and also helping them to line up at the end of lunch.

Forest School

Little Acorns were super busy having lots of fun at Forest School on Wednesday. They made mud faces using mud, sticks and leaves – they looked amazing! The children also played around the Forest school area, they used sticks to mix potions, hid in dens and dug up lots of mud!

 

Lifecycle

As part of our learning on Growing and Changing, last week in Little Acorns we have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. The children were amazed to see how much our frogspawn had grown since the beginning of April. On Tuesday, the children found out about the perfect environment for frogspawn. They used sticks, rocks, lily pads and pond water to recreate an environment fit for frogs of all stages. They added frogs and some frogspawn (chia seeds) to the pond. The children were able to feel the jelly-like, slimy frog eggs. Throughout the week some of the children painted wonderful pictures of frogs and made life-cycle headbands. They also practised drawing and writing their very own life-cycle independently in their Literacy books. We can’t wait to watch our tadpoles grow into froglets and then become frogs.     

         

Little Acorns – Easter Fun!

We have all had lots of fun over the last few days of term celebrating Easter. The children have engaged in lots of Easter themed activities. On Monday some of the children made adorable chicks using a range of craft materials. On Tuesday we decided to enjoy the sun and decorate Easter Eggs using nature. The children explored the back of the field and collected natural resources to decorate their eggs. The lambs were very noisy and caught our attention so we couldn’t help but stop to admire their cuteness! On Wednesday, we carried out our Maths lesson as normal. Whilst going through the PowerPoint we came across a message from the Easter bunny asking us to stop our Maths and decorate eggs for him to collect for our Easter Egg hunt on Thursday. As you can imagine, the children were very reluctant to stop their Maths lesson following the Easter bunny’s command! We have all enjoyed our last day playing party games, having an Easter Egg hunt, parading our Easter bonnets and eating lots of yummy treats. The Easter bonnets looked amazing, the children clearly put a lot of effort into them, in fact it was too difficult to choose a winner so we picked a name out of a hat.