Acorn Class

Healthy Heroes

Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

Acorn Class were all keen to be back in school after the Easter holidays. The children have settled straight back into our familiar routines and are enjoying the new topic of ‘Healthy Heroes’. We had a special letter from Superhero Sid and Sally asking the children to help them learn about which foods are good for them, to help them stay strong and healthy. We have been reading about and exploring the different foods from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. We will also be sharing the stories of Handa’s Surprise and The Disgusting Sandwich!

As we also need exercise and fresh air to stay fit and healthy we have been out for a short walk up to Withy Grove Park for a little picnic and a play there. We are looking forward to lots of exciting activities that are planned for the rest of this term and hoping that the weather will stay lovely and sunny.

            

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Friends and Family

Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

Acorn Class have been doing some amazing work so far this term. We have created some fantastic portrait pictures and displayed them on our wall. The children have all loved our weekly Powerpoint of ‘Through the Keyhole’ – we have seen brilliant reactions from all the children when they have recognised photos of their house or members of their family on the big screen. They have also enjoyed looking at each other’s pictures and have learned to recognise people and places related to their friends.

We have recently started a new sensory story; Julia Donaldson’s, ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’. We have a little cardboard house and we enjoy squashing the animals into the house and also using the BIGmack to repeat the main phrase from the story- ‘my house is a squash and a squeeze’ and we all have a big squeeze at the same time!

In the coming weeks we will also be exploring growth in plants so we will be planting and growing seeds, then hoping to seeing the results before the Easter holidays. It has been so lovely to have some sunnier weather too, this will help our seeds to grow but also lets us enjoy more playtime outdoors.

   

 

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My Family

Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

This term Acorn class are learning all about ‘Me and my family’. We have already started to focus on ‘Me’ and we are looking closely at our faces and creating some wonderful self portraits which will be on display in our classroom soon! We have been practising lots of songs and action rhymes about body parts to widen our knowledge about ourselves and our bodies – 'If You’re Happy and you Know It'; 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 'etc.

We are also looking forward to seeing photos of all the things that are important to the children – their homes, families, favourite things, bedrooms, pets, favourite toys etc. I am hoping that we can get to watch some interesting ‘Through the Keyhole’  presentations and see each child’s reaction to the pictures they recognise!

We will be reading stories about different families and their houses – 'The Three Little Pigs', 'A Squash and a Squeeze', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to mention a few. Our children are also working hard on lots of other areas of their development – we have been doing well with our listening and attention group, our physio activities are keeping us all very busy and even our dinner times provide opportunities to learn new skills and behaviours. Well done, Acorn Class!

         

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Space, Light and Dark

Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

Acorn class have welcomed 3 new starters this September; Michael, Sara and Bella. They have all settled well and seem to be enjoying the daily routines and activities in class. All of the children have loved the couple of sessions that we have had back in the pool, we have missed it so much during lockdown! Our topic this term is Space, light and dark so we have been enjoying a fantastic sensory space story every week, where we go to experience different planets in our class rocket! We have experienced the hot shiny sun, and we fly through the twinkly stars but we always enjoy landing back on Earth where we experience the rain, which reminds us of people, plants and animals that live on our Earth. We have also enjoyed the ‘Whatever Next’ story where baby bear uses a box to go up the chimney to have a picnic on the moon! We all did the same thing with ‘moon boots’ and a cardboard box and enjoyed a little picnic once we got to the moon! We have plenty more exciting activities planned as we continue with our topic after half term! We can’t wait!

        

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Exploring the World around us!

Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

Class One have big plans for the summer term! Our topic is ‘Exploring the World around Us’. We have already started by going on a short walk up to the woods and the pond in the park. We saw a squirrel, lots of dogs going for walks and we all got to blow on a dandelion clock! In class, we have planted some beans and read the story about Jasper’s beanstalk. We have used lots of props to make it into a fun sensory story and our beanstalks have already started to grow although they are still very tiny! We have also planted some carrot seeds outdoors and we are all going to grow a sunflower and see who’s grows the tallest! We are really enjoying the lovely weather we have had so we are getting plenty of time to explore and develop our outdoor area and to use the big playground for some PE sessions aswell.

    

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Welcome back

Welcome from Class 1

Sian Peel (speel) on: Welcome back

Firstly we would like to welcome back to school, all the children in Class 1, along with new pupils and a new member of staff.  This term our topic is 'Music Moasic', and we have been listening to a variety of music, from 'Classical' to 'Rock and Roll'.  We have discovered we can move our bodies to the beat.  As a class we have listened to lots of sensory stories and rhymes, our favourites being 'Dear Zoo' and 'Hickory Dickory Dock'.  We particularly enjoyed listening to the animal sounds and bell chimes.  Sensory and messy play has also proven to be popular, exploring a variety of different textures and smells.  'We are all Artists' in Class 1.  We have created our own picture frames and look forward to our work being displayed.  The winner of a new resource is ....... 'a giant cardboard box'.  All the children have loved exploring the twinkling lights and material. 

We are looking forward to next term to find out what more we can learn and discover.

         

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