Little Acorns have been really busy baking and decorating ‘Biscuit Bears’ to sell and raise money for Children in Need. The children have been practising their gross and fine motor skills with the rolling of the dough and using the cutters to create the bear biscuits. Once the biscuits were cool they unleashed their creativity and decorated the bears with icing and sprinkles (another great activity to practise their fine motor skills!) Well done Little Acorns you have created an army of delicious biscuit bears! I wonder what Biscuit Bear would think to having so many new friends to play with?
A special thank you to the parents who very kindly donated the icing and sprinkles!
Little Acorns have been learning about 2D shapes over the last two weeks. This week we have been focusing on their properties. We know that a rectangle has 4 sides and 4 corners, a triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners, we have also looked at the properties for the circle, square and hexagon. Part of our home challenge was to find shapes around the environment, our teachers have been very impressed at how many shapes we have spotted. Here are a few pictures of our shapes on geoboards that we have been busy creating. Our teachers asked us to name the shapes we created and count the sides and corners.
…our Year R children!
They have had a fantastic term settling in to school life. We can’t imagine Brook School without them now!
Our Key Stage 1 children had Lego as their topic last term, culminating in a very exciting trip to LEGOLAND.
Some of our Little Acorns pupils took part in a sports event with other schools last week, and were proud to wear their medals. As a small school we often find we are competing against large schools with dedicated sports staff and a large pool of children from whom they can pick their teams. Nonetheless, our children always do us proud with their behaviour and enthusiasm as well as their sporting abilities.
This term it is the turn of Little Acorns class to try out Forest School activities. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated safe space for Forest School at the top of our school field, for those children with little legs who might find it a bit tiring to walk to and from the woods. They will get their turn to try out the woods in a few weeks’ time though!
Our Little Acorns children were able to observe the development from caterpillar to butterfly this term. The butterflies were kept in the classroom very briefly before being set free.
Our Year 1 and 2 children joined in the cross country race at Spring Grove School this week. There were lots of children, so it was a great opportunity to mix with others. All of our children worked extremely hard and they all finished their race. We’re also proud to say that we won a medal: Erin in Year 2 came third in the girls’ cross country! Well done Erin and all of the children!
Key Stage One went on a school trip to Kent Life recently. They met some animals, fed some sheep, rode a tractor, learnt about where and how food grows and had lots of fun!
During the Christmas holidays, your teachers would like you to:
- Spend time with the people that you care about
- Do the things that you enjoy
- Eat food that you love
- Watch your favourite programme or film
- Make someone laugh or smile
- Do something nice for someone else
- Visit your favourite place
- Play with your toys
- Come back to school ready to learn!
The teachers and staff of Brook School would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2017!