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.
Last week, Little Acorns learnt all about clocks and telling the time. They examined a clock and discovered there were 12 numbers and 2 hands on the clock face. The children made their own creative clocks out of different materials and were able to show different o’clock times!
Little Acorns have enjoyed celebrating the last day of term with lots of fun Christmas activities. The children have made paintings, baubles and Christmas cards. Some of the children rescued dinosaurs that were frozen in ice. We also enjoyed giving and receiving Christmas cards together. In the afternoon, we played some party games and then finished the day by watching a film with Big Acorns. Have a lovely Christmas everyone!
This week in Maths, Little Acorns have been learning all about addition. The children have been introduced to two important signs, add and equal. They have been practising writing their own number sentences and have used a range of manipulatives to help them. This morning, the children came in to find that the cheeky Elf had been feeding the dinosaurs smarties! We quickly tidied up the mess and realised there were enough smarties to have a box each. Later in Maths, the children used their smarties to help them with their addition questions.