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.
Next term Little Acorns begin their learning on Growing and Changing, they will learn all about humans, animals and plants! In preparation, the children practised planting (yummy) seeds. First, the children made their very own soil, they mixed together eggs, water and chocolate cake mix! Whilst they waited patiently for their soil to cook, they watched Michael Rosen’s poem “Chocolate Cake”. After lunch the soil was ready, the children each added 4 spoonfuls of soil, seeds of their choice (raisins, rainbow drops and marshmallows), covered their seeds with even more soil and then watered their seeds (with chocolate and strawberry sauce!) I wonder if the ‘seeds’ will have a chance to grow?
This term Little Acorns began Music lessons on a fortnightly basis. The children enjoyed singing different songs and were introduced to a range of musical instruments (shakers, tambourines, bells, symbols and drums). As a class, we also discussed how we can use our body to create different sounds. As well as using our voices, our hands can make lots of noises! We can clap, tap, rub, scratch, click our fingers and tap our nails. During Choosing, some of the children decided to explore the musical instruments independently and others explored electronic sounds on Andy’s Safari Sounds.