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Term 3 Week 1

Welcome back Acorns. I hope you have had a super Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for our lovely Christmas gifts.

Our learning this term will be themed around the people who help us, or our community heroes as we like to call them.

Have a look at our curriculum overview to see what we will be covering this term.

Term 2 Week 8

We have linked lots of our learning to the Christmas theme this week. We should all know the story of the Nativity now. We have also looked at Christmas around the world, thought about advent, and looked at popular Christmas stories. The children loved making Christmas biscuits and their Christingles for the church service.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Term 2 Week 7

Wow! What a fantastic performance of 'Everyone Loves a Baby' Well done Acorns for learning all of the songs and actions so well. You all looked amazing in your outfits.

Term 2 Week 6

We had a fantastic time at the Panto. The children behaved really well and were a pleasure to take out. Thank you to our fab helpers for keeping us safe.

Christmas dinner was yummy, I think we all needed a bit of a snooze afterwards!

Term 2 Week 5

Wow! Look who came to school today. The children all saw Santa and were given a present. How lucky are they!

Term 2 Week 4

Oh help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo!

Term 2 Week 3

Wow! Crazy Haired Acorns today

Our learning this week has been about the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We ordered the story using the repeating patterns and phrases. We also made some fabulous bridges remembering that the goats needed to get on to the bridge and that the water needed to flow underneath.

Term 2 Week 2

This week we have been learning about the Three Little Pigs. We have retold the story and thought about which materials are strong and which are not. We looked at positional language such as, next to, on top, behind and under. We also made our own seesaws outside. It was great fun!

Term 2 Week 1

Welcome back. We've had a lovely first week back. We have been consolidating the sounds we learnt last term. We also took advantage of the one nice day this week and had fun playing in the leaves. On Friday we went in the hall to do our Write Dance activities, this helps with gross and fine motor control and is great fun to do.

Term 1 week 7

Book week had an amazing start with some traditional story telling by 'Tales from the Book of Life' The children experienced the spell binding stories accompanied by the harp, tin whistle and violin.

Today Ian from KIC theater joined us on an imaginary journey to the zoo. The children pretended to be animals learnt new words and had lots of fun.
Tony Peek another author and a poet came to the classroom and told us some funny rhymes.
We also had a visit from a vet which was very interesting. The children met Rory the Spaniel, two guinea pigs  and Rocket the tortoise. We learnt about what vets do and how to look after animals.


We had two more visitors today. Steve Skinner telling us his poems and a librarian explaining how libraries work and what a good idea it is to visit the local library.

We used our cutting and measuring skills to make Floppy ears.
Wow! what a lot of lovely costumes. Well done everyone for dressing up.
As a super finale to our book week Andrew Clover made up and acted out stories using the children's ideas. They came up with some great imaginative scenarios. 

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.

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.