Welcome to our Little Acorns page!
Lead practitioner/HLTA: Miss Allen
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gregory & Mrs Canning
'When we learn we grow.'
'Little Acorns grow into big trees.'
Morning session: 8:30am - 11:30am.
Afternoon session: 12:30pm - 3-15pm.
Take a look at our creative, exciting and adventurous activities that we take part in. We have lots of fun and learn lots of new things everyday!
Welcome Marie Curie!
To celebrate Science week, we have been exploring 2 different chemical reactions.
We placed milk into a tray, added food colouring and then used cotton wool balls soaked in washing up liquid to place into the mixture. Can you guess what happened?
The milk and colours separated and the milk turn back to white!
We also created our very own volcano. We placed some vinegar in a cup with food colouring and we then added some bicarbonate of soda and watched it exploded! There was lots of pretty colours and it was great fun to watch.
The children enjoyed watching what happens when 2 things mix together or separate.
Yummy, yummy, in my tummy!
This week in Little Acorns, we have been celebrating Pancake Day, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year. For Pancake Day, we had Pancakes for snack. We had the opportunity to express our own likes and dislikes with the toppings we wanted. We could choose from: lemon, sugar, jam or chcolate spread. Yum!
For Valentine's Day, we explored various creative materials to create a card for someone special that we love. We also spoke about people who we are familiar with and love such as our family and friends.
For Chinese New Year, we tried some new tastes and textures that some of us have never had the opportunity to try before. We had: noodles, soy sauce, prawn crackers and sweet and sour sauce. This was also super yummy! We looked at various pictures of Chinese New Year and observed the different celebrations people have around the world.
World Book Week
This year, the theme for World Book Week is India. To celebrate, we have been doing some food tasting. We tasted papadums, naan bread and mango chutney. It was super yummy and nice to learn about people's different ways of life.
We also created our own mendi patterns after drawing around our hands. We then visited the Book Fayre where we watched a short performance before having chance to look at the range of books on offer.
Christmas time in Little Acorns!
The children have been celebrating Christmas by visiting Santa in his grotto, having a Christmas party, decorating the tree and classroom and also making lots and lots of Christmas crafts. This has helped us to develop our understanding of different people's lives, learning that we all have similarities and differences that separate us from others and festivals they celebrate. We have also developed our creative and physical skills using different tools and materials to create our crafts.
Lets get physical!
Little Acorns have been developing and strengthening their gross motor skills by using the stairs. We climbed both up and down them. We have also been practicing our self-care needs. We were challenged to take off and put on our own coat, with support where required, and also to take off and put on our own shoes.
Together we will remember.
This week we have been learning all about poppies. We have had various activities out within the environment including: collaging and painting poppies, constructing our own poppies and also watching a short clip all about what the poppy symbolises.
Exploring and investigating animals and the world around us.
We have been closely observing the environment around us outside. We have visited the nature garden, taking a look at different types of flowers, plants and animals such as bugs and fish. We have also explored and spoke about the different types of habitats that these animals live in.
We saw a real life dog called Oscar and a bearded dragon called Wally. This was super fun and we showed care and concern for living things by giving the animals space and using our inside voices when looking at them to make sure we didn't scare them.
Spooktacular and sparkling fun!
This week we have been celebrating Halloween and Bonfire night. We had lots of exciting activities but we also made chocolate apples, strengthening our fine motor skills by holding the lolly-pop stick to dip it into the bowl of melted chocolate. Yummy! We also used the tweezers to pick up the spiders using our developing fine motor skills.
For bonfire night, we had hot-dogs and made firework pictures using paint and glitter. We used our big strong muscles to squeeze the sauce onto our hot-dogs and tried new tastes and textures, developing our own likes and dislikes to different foods. We explored making various marks, different colours and textures whilst making our pretty firework pictures.
Black History month
To celebrate Black History month we have been trying different foods from around the world. We tried: mango, pineapple, papaya, coconut flakes, rice, coconut, tiger bread and coconut milk. This was the first time some of us had tried these foods, but we explored new tastes and textures and they were super yummy! We also spoke about the similarities and differences that make us unique.
Our Autumn walk
We have had lots of fun on the big field collecting leaves for our inside environment. We used our good looking eyes to find the best leaves and our good listening ears to hear the noise of the leaves under our feet as we walked. We closely observed the objects in the environment around us. It was super fun throwing the leaves in the air, building upon our gross motor skills, and watching the wind blow them away!
Our first week in Little Acorns
We have had lots of fun exploring our new inside and outside environment, building and establishing our key relationships with adults and peers. We have also shown our own interests and preferences.