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Term 1 Week 6

The children have been investigating and discovering in the outdoor area. They have found number tiles and sand trays to practise their letters.

The children have been helping Floppy sort all of the bones out for his dinner. Sorting and matching are really good mathematical skills so its great that Floppy likes some bones better than others.

Tern 1 Week 5

The children were fantastic in Church today. Well done Acorns.

Term 1 Week 5

We have been learning how to use the language of size this week. The children ordered from biggest to smallest and found things in the classroom bigger and smaller than a given object. 

Phonics is going really well. we've introduced six phonemes now and the children are busy matching objects to sounds in fun games.
We used apparatus today in PE. The children travelled along the benches in different ways and learned how to hold a balance.

Term 1 week 4

We have been learning about our teeth this week. We looked at how we should clean them and were given a toothbrush and some tooth paste each. We sang some songs and looked at NHS advice.

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We have started to introduce the children to the maths resources. Counting, ordering and pattern are all important skills and the children are enjoying exploring these within their play and teacher directed time.

Term 1 Week 3

We have looked closely at acorns and how they grow this week. We have planted our own acorns. I really hope they grow.

We also listened very carefully to different musical instruments to see if we could remember what they are called. Then we made some of our own music. It got very loud!

Wow! Acorn class did their first PE lesson today. The children got changed (with a little bit of help) and followed instructions really well. We made sure we found a space in the hall, warmed up by stretching and jumping and were careful not to bump into one another. We felt our hearts to see if they were beating quickly and realized we get warm when we exercise.

Term 1 Week 2

Well done Acorns! we had a lovely lunch today. The children enjoyed their school dinners, they had lots of help from the Teachers and our year 6 buddies.

Should school really be this much fun?

At Elham it is!

Acorn Class had their first taste of Forest School today. We explored our lovely Forest School area and found some really interesting things. We saw animal homes in the ground and in trees, and looked at the perfect circles made by the local woodpeckers. The children we able to build and explore, learning how to manage their own risk and building their gross and fine motor control by manipulating the natural resources in their play. They worked together and managed their own groups, helping each other and sharing. The free play they participated in is a fab way of building friendship groups as well as of course having lots of fun.

A big welcome to all of the new Acorns. I'm pleased to say the children are all settling in very well. I thought you might like to see some of the things we have been doing. Have a look at the attachment which outlines our learning for this term.

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