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Acorn Class - Nursery and Reception

Welcome to Acorn Class - Nursery & Reception

Acorn Class is taught by Miss L. Carter

Summer 2021

Well done Acorn Class!  An amazing year!

The Nursery children had a fantastic 'forest school' morning at Stocks Wood.

Acorn Class have enjoyed learning the song 'Deep Blue Sea' as part of their seaside topic. They wanted to show their families.

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Our annual Sports Day was great fun!  Although a little different, the children all participated in all the events and the winning house was 'Great Gable - Yellow' who showed best team spirit! 

Ash class travelled my coach (which was very exciting) to Tullie House in Carlisle to explore the exhibition all about 'Driggsby' the fin whale who was found on the in beach in Cumbria. 

They loved exploring and investigating all of the multi-sensory activities and learning about whales including seeing the huge whale bones!

The class took part in a science workshop with Mrs Salkeld from Watchtree Nature Reserve to investigate the creatures living in the school grounds including the pond and woodland area. 

Acorn Class had a very a enjoyable drumming workshop with Zozo learning all about beats.

The class have been learning about how to stay healthy as part of their food topic. They have tasted a different healthy snack each week.  All the children enjoyed helping to make a fruit smoothie and then the best part.... tasting the yummy fruits, yoghurt and juices.

On 13th May the children enjoyed their SCARF Workshop with Jackie Baker, from Life Education learning all about their body and healthy eating. 

 

The children enjoyed drawing pictures for the 'Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition'... honouring heroes of the coronavirus pandemic on stamps. 

These are some of their entries which we think are fabulous!

Acorn Class had a very busy afternoon planting their cress seeds which were kindly donated by Asda, Carlisle.  They are excited to watch them grow and then hopefully taste them! 

The class really enjoyed making fruit kebabs as part of their 'food' topic! 

Asda, Carlisle donated all the lovely food for the children to taste.  

The Reception children in Acorn Class joined Ash Class for a day at Stockswood Outdoor Adventure Centre - lots of exploring, playing and learning about animals and plants.  

What a fabulous first week back in Acorn Class after the Easter Holidays.  The children loved learning the story 'Handa's Surprise' and enjoyed acting out the story and tasting some exotic fruits from the book during snack time.  In art they made some zebras and lots of fun in the sun with bubbles.

Spring 2021
Ash Class and Acorn Class enjoyed a Springtime walk to the Kirkbride Community Garden.  They searched for Easter eggs, had an Easter picnic and  sang some spring time songs.  What a 'Hoppy' Day they all had! 
Acorn Class have loved learning lots of Nursery Rhymes this term. They enjoyed learning 'I'm a Little Teapot' with sign language! They then decided to have their own tea-party so they invited Ash Class by writing special invitations.  They spent time preparing jelly and decorating buns.  The party was great fun in the hall!
The children returned to school on Monday 8th March.  They continued their Nursery Rhyme topic that they started as part of home-school leaning.  Can you guess which Nursery Rhyme they have been learning this week? 
Autumn Term 2020
Acorn Class thoroughly enjoyed their Class Christmas party; lots of games and fun!
We had a really big surprise when Santa and his Elf made a special visit.  Santa read out his 'good' list and he left us presents, we found them in a special sack in our classroom! 
What a wonderful Festive time in school....class parties, a Polar Express Day, PTA Activity Afternoon, outdoor Carol singing and a Christmas jumper day! Wow!
Acorn and Ash Class enjoyed a 'Winter Wonderland' walk to the Kirkbride Community Garden. The children enjoyed exploring the environment, playing with friends, listening to winter stories and drinking hot chocolate! Yummy!
Christmas lunch is always a highlight of the year - yummy food, pulling crackers, wearing party hats and listening to festive music. Merry Christmas everyone!
Acorn Class enjoyed a visit from Silverband Falconry with lots of amazing owls.  The children enjoyed learning about the owls, drawing them and getting close up to observe their beaks and feathers. 
On the 11th November Acorn Class took part in a whole school outdoor Remembrance service.  We remembered the brave soldiers.
The Reception children enjoyed a visit to Stocks Wood Forest School with Ash Class. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the woods, going on trails, relaxing in hammock, making small fires and toasting marshmallows! Wow! 
It was great fun using Purplemash to produce Firework pictures, using our best writing to make a name rocket and sitting around our own pretend bonfire  eating edible chocolate sparklers. Yummy!
The children enjoyed mark-making on the playground with the chalks.

In October the children enjoyed exploring the school grounds and looking for signs of Autumn. They made special Autumn cakes.

 

Spring Term 2020

Acorn and Ash Classes (N-Year 2) had a super day out visiting Wigton Fire Station. They learned about the role of firefighters and the equipment they use, as well as learning more about fire prevention and safety. They also enjoyed a visit from PCSO Pete and his police van as part of their ‘People who Help us’ topic. The children loved sitting in the van and asking Pete lots of questions about what he does. His visit inspired some great painting of police officers in uniform. Number bonds to 10 have been a big focus in maths and the children are practising applying their knowledge of sounds in their independent reading and writing.

Autumn term 2019

‘Colours’ has been the learning theme of Acorn Class (Nursery and Reception) this term. They have focussed on a different colour each week and enjoyed bringing items from home to talk about and share on their ‘colour table’. They have made different coloured batches of play dough each week with Miss Carter, so their creations match their theme of the week. They have even themed their ‘special Friday snacks’ to match with red jelly for red week and a firework themed snack in preparation for Bonfire Night. This inspired some lovely firework pictures and fun games in the outdoor area.

The children used printing materials to create their own poppy images for Remembrance and could talk about what the poppy symbol reminds of us- soldiers and animals who are fighting to protect us. The children have learned their first story off by heart, with actions ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have enjoyed making up their own creatures to take part in the story rather than the hen and other farm animals. They logged onto the computers, using a drawing programme to create their own picture of the little red hen and printed it out.

Reception Writing by Jessica 'Little Red Hen'

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