Acorn class 20th May 2016
News from week beginning 16th May
What a week! We had a visit from the 2016/17 Reception children for an hour or so. We had a lot of fun with stories and them painting themselves, and also, it was such a glorious morning that they spent the rest of the time playing together in the sunny playground and with the water and sand trays. Mrs Pink and I thought they were lovely and very well behaved!
Acorn children designed then most sewed puppets. This was amazing – the children were so keen to sew and they learned a ‘running stitch’ really quickly. Once they have all completed them, we can’t wait to see them play imaginatively with them.
We spent most of the week learning and practising reciting poems. The children came up with some fabulous actions, this not only helps them remember their lines, it makes the poems much more enagging for the listener. The children recited them beautifully during the Poetry Recital in front of all the staff and the rest of the school children. They are so excited that we will be reciting them to our parents this coming Friday during the Parents’ Assembly – please don’t miss it!
We also did halving and doubling in Maths and recorded how our broad bean seeds are changing in our bean diaries in Science. Some had just changed size and colour but some had dutifully split and we could see a green or white sprout. All the children were beside themselves in excitement, even if there’s wasn’t one of the sprouting ones!
In Phonics, the Reception children were mainly revising spelling tricky words and the Year One children continued to revise the sounds they found difficult in their practice Phonics Check. They are definitely getting there!
The highlight of the week was on Tuesday when we learned all about life in Norway, how and why they celebrate Norway Consitution Day, how the length of the day is different (ask the children about the midnight sun!) and, most important of all, how their waffles taste! Thank you to a grandmother who made and brought in flags and the waffles with yummy apple jam. Thank you also to a parent who, not only came in to talk with the children about Norway and their special day, she even wore the beautiful traditional ‘bunad’. A very special and cultural day all round.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Cheyne and Mrs Dennett