Welcome to Acorn class
We are a small mixed class of Reception and Year 1 children. This term we have been focusing on the book 'Wild' by Emily Hughes. Through the book we have been using language to discuss the range of emotions within the book. We then wrote and illustrated our own books which followed a similar structure to 'Wild.'
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. We have learnt how life in Africa is very different to our own lives. We have learnt about the weather, clothing, language and daily life and produced our own non-fiction fact files.
We have learnt an African song, which we can sing in a round and have choreographed a dance to 'I Wanna Be Like You' from the Jungle Book.
In maths, Foundation Stage will be matching the quantity to its digit. Year 1 are learning their number bonds to 10 and addition and subtraction to 20.
The value this term is Appreciation and Trust and we have plenty of that in Acorn Class!
Outdoor learning is a big part of our learning in Acorn Class. Children will need a waterproof coat with a hood, wellies, extra socks and an extra layer of clothing (such as waterproof trousers or jogging bottoms) - we will be going out whatever the weather! We will be thinking about how the environment and weather is changing leading up to Spring. We will be doing a lot of activities to support the local environment and wildlife, including making bird feeders and animal shelters.
Internet safety day
We read the story of 'Chicken Clicking'. She made a lot of mistakes online which we discussed as a class.
Foundation Stage made some Chicken Clicking collages.
We talked about what we do online (watch Youtube videos, watch Netflix, or play games such as Minecraft)
We then talked about what to do if we see something that scares us or upsets us online. We wrote on a 'hand of support' who we would talk to (at school and at home.)
Here is a helpful web link to use at home: