For our kindness challenge last week many of the Acorn children wrote letters to say ‘thankyou’ to some of our key workers who are helping us all to stay safe .
Over the Easter holidays, you have been very busy little people and we thought it would be nice to share some of the pictures of the activities you have been doing.
Some of our lovely Acorn children have been drawing pictures to cheer people up. We have sent our video to local care homes and many of the individual pictures have been given to people locally to spread a bit of happiness. We hope you enjoy it!
Please click on the link below to see our Mothers’ Day message which comes with special love to all our mums and grannies.
This week we have been very busy learning about money and practising our counting and coin recognition in readiness for our toy sale . Many thanks to everyone who donated toys and to those who came along to buy. The children enjoyed being shopkeepers and bankers for the afternoon and , as well as improving the quality of the role play in our class ‘coffee shop’ , this whole project will help to develop the children’s appreciation and sense of ownership of the new blocks which we are hoping to purchase for our outdoor area.
We have also had great fun today sorting and then counting up all the coins using ten frames to collect them into sets of ten before working out the total amount raised. This was certainly maths with a real purpose!
Throughout the school last week there was a real buzz of poetry as each class held their own heats in readiness for the annual poetry competition which was held in Family Assembly on Friday. Nearly every child in school chose or wrote a poem to learn and then bravely and confidently recited this in front of their class. The children voted for their favourite poems and three finalists from each class took part in the competition which was part of Friday morning’s family assembly. This year’s winner was Noah,with Sienna, Ruby and Oscar as runners up. Thank you to the judges, Mrs Lincoln, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Hunter and to Mrs Chamberlain for organising the whole event.
In our music lesson today we have listened to a piece of music called ‘March of the Golden Guards’. Having listened and commented upon the piece of music, we continued to identify the note names and use the notation to play the piece in groups. Some of us then went on to improvise the next section.
Our Reception and Year 1 children have had great fun at forest school this week making pizzas on the campfire .