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February 25th, 2018

Acorns enjoyed a talk at the end of last half term by Maggie’s Grandad, Graham, who’s a diver. The children learnt loads & enjoyed looking at all the photos. They even got to hold some artifacts brought up from a 100 year old shipwreck! This included an old comic strip and some china doll ornaments.

Acorns finished making their underwater worlds last week – we added the finishing touches by making a sea snake each. Thanks for sending in shoe boxes! These will be sent home later in the term.

On Wednesday Acorns had a fab day with their Year 6 buddies, making Picasso-inspired masks using mixed media. The results were amazing -take a look in our school library to see the finished works. It was lovely to see the two different aged groups working together to create their own masterpieces!

World Book Day is on Thursday – looking forward to seeing the Acorns in their Three Little Pig outfits!!!

Details of our all-new maths games to play at home with your child to follow tomorrow…

Miss Ireland

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Number lines & building arks!

January 31st, 2018

Acorns have had a busy week so far…

We’ve been learning how to order numbers up to 10 (and for some of us to 20!) on a number line in maths.

In our RE lesson on Tuesday with Mrs Pike we learnt the story of Noah’s Ark and set about building some arks ourselves using class resources.

I’ve included the photo which will appear shortly in the Daily Echo of the class..lovely smiley faces all round! :-)

We’ll set about making a start on our underwater worlds tomorrow. Thank you to all those who’ve brought a shoe box in!

Miss Ireland

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Recent learning…

January 23rd, 2018

Acorns have been working hard on their number recognition the past couple weeks with the aid of Numicon.

Today (Tuesday 23rd) we explored the Shelter Box tent which has been put up in our school grounds. The children tried to imagine how they would feel if their home had been destroyed in a natural disaster e.g. a flood or earthquake and a tent was their temporary home. The children came up with some good vocabulary to describe how they would feel. We ended the session with a blindfold activity whereby one Acorn was blindfolded (pretending that they had no power or light in their house as a result of a disaster) and they were guided by a friend (safely!) to the other side of the room, avoiding any obstacles.

The children enjoyed the session (particularly getting our feet a bit soggy in the tent and walking across the makeshift ‘bridge’ to avoid getting the tent muddy!!!).

Miss Ireland

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