Autumn Term

Posted: Oct 21, 2022 by: Sian Peel (speel) on: Acorn Class

We welcomed 3 new starters in September and they have all settled well and are enjoying all the activities and day to day ‘hustle and bustle’ of Acorn Class.

Our topic this term is based on the whole school theme of The Victorians, but we have been focussing on ‘Old and New’ to make the learning activities more meaningful for our pupils.

We have compared old and new coins and stamps which linked in at the time of the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth so we looked at the different monarchs on the stamps and coins images. We also held a class tea party to commemorate her reign as Queen which the children really enjoyed.

The children had a wonderful Victorian wash day experience with lots of interesting items to explore – there was a washtub and board and a big block of soap. Then they used wooden tongs to lift out the clothes and hang them on the maiden. 

We have explored old and new transport and have spent the last couple of weeks looking at old and new experiences of seaside holidays. The children have really enjoyed watching and then making our own Punch and Judy show, building sandcastles and then having ice cream – so some things haven’t changed that much!

After half term we will be learning more about ‘Old and New’ toys and household items, then I’m sure our Victorian Christmas preparations will be here before we know it!




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