This week, Little Acorns have been learning about frog lifecycles. Some of the children have made fantastic collages and Archie made a frog using puffy paint. Here are photos from Abigail, Lyla and Esme, and a link to Archie’s video. Well done everyone!
From Monday 27th April, online phonics lessons are available from “Letters and Sounds for home and school”. Further details can be found below. The link to the resource is here.
Letter to parents and carers about online phonics lessons
Last week Little Acorns were learning about slugs, snails and worms as part of our minibeast topic. In Art we looked at “The Snail” by Henri Matisse and we then made our own snail pictures using coloured shapes.
Little Acorns have been busy making a Bug Hotel in our garden this week. Thank you to all the parents who have brought in logs, bricks, plants, pots, straw etc. It is really starting to look good and the children are enjoying exploring it to find minibeasts. We are going to plant some flowers soon to encourage bees, butterflies and ladybirds.
Little Acorns have started a new topic this term and we are learning about Minibeasts. This week we started by going on a hunt around the garden, field and forest school to see how many different minibeasts we could find. Then we collected them in bug pots to look at them closely under a magnifying glass. We used the internet and non-fiction books to learn more about worms, slugs and snails and even made a “Worm World” in our minibeast area.
Today Little Acorns visited the Willesborough Windmill. We climbed right up to the top and also looked at all the photos of what the windmill looked like 150 years ago. Then we ground flour by hand using quern stones. We even got to look around the Miller’s house and play on his piano!
This week Little Acorns have been reading “The Little Red Hen” and yesterday we took a walk down to the Brook Agricultural Museum to see how they used to grow and harvest wheat to make bread. We looked at a slide show and then we got to try out some of the early tools that Romans used to use. We used special machines to scatter some seeds and we even made some bread to take back to school.
Abigail and Annie decided to have a cake-making competition last week. They made their cakes out of Playdough and then asked Mr Green to choose the best one. He was very impressed with them and gave them both a Headteacher’s sticker!
As part of our “Jack and the Beanstalk” story last week, Little Acorns estimated and counted Jack’s magic beans. Then, at the end of the week, we enjoyed eating the beans. Coincidentally they tasted just like Jelly Beans!
This week Little Acorns have been reading the “Three Billy Goats Gruff” story. We have painted pictures of trolls and we have role-played the story in child-initiated time. Yesterday we looked at bridges from around the world and we talked about what they looked like and what materials they were made from. We then made our own bridges out of Duplo, Lego, crates, Stickle Bricks and wooden blocks. We tested our bridges to see how strong they were and then adapted them to make them even better!