Acorns Blog 2020 - 2021.
Welcome back to a brand new year in Acorns Class. This year we are looking forward to doing some amazing things yet again and sharing these with you.
Supporting and helping us are Mrs Foran and Mrs Stanley, along with Miss Poxan and Mrs Gray.
Take a look to find out what happens in our classroom.
This week we have been learning about The Moon and the phases of the moon. We created the phases using Jaffa Cakes or Oreo biscuits.
Look what has just arrived in our classroom!!!
Time BINGO - Year 2
This week we have been again looking at time in maths. To help with this we played a BINGO game with telling the time to every 5 minutes.
Making the footprint of Neil Armstrong!
We have been learning all about Neil Armstrong and the moon. We made a representation of his footprint (the first footprint on the moon.)
As part of our science this week we went on a minibeast hunt to look at the different habitats.
We worked as groups to create our own games using pants. we wrote instructions for how to play them, designed them, made them and then played them.
A Catwalk of Pants!
Once we had painted the pants, we then had a catwalk show!
We designed and painted pants!
This week we have been looking at time in maths. We have been learning o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We moved on to look at telling the time to every five minutes.
This week we have looked at alphabetical order and using the alphabet. We looked at the alien words and put them into alphabetical order in groups.
Standon Bowers - Swynnerton Woods
The last Standon Bowers for this time - what an amazing time we have had. Thank you Standon Bowers.
This week we went into the woods to complete challenges.
We looked at halves and quarters.
As part of studying the book Aliens Love Underpants, we created patterned pants, designed our own pants and made symmetrical pants.
PE May 2021.
As part of our science topic on plants, we tasted vegetables after looking at the plants they grew on.
As part of our topic on 'The Potteries' we tasted the local food - Oatcakes. They were delicious!!!
Standon Bowers - Dibbing and Archery.
As part of our maths topic on shape, we went on a shape hunt looking for 2D and 3D shapes.
This week we looked at the importance of 'the bedtime story.' We came to school in out PJs and had lots of book activities.
As part of our topic on plants, we planted our own sunflower seeds. We can't wait to watch them grow!
Our amazing display about 'The Potteries.'
Now that the pots have been in the kiln we could decorate them ready to use. Look how well they have turned out.
This week we have been learning about 'The Potteries.' This has included making our own pots out of clay. We have been lucky enough to have a pottery wheel in school and we have used this to make the pots. They will then be sent to be fired in a kiln, ready for us to paint.
Standon Bowers - Bouldering and Bridge Building.
'SEEDS OF HOPE'
Morrisons kindly donated compost and sunflower seeds as part of their 'Seeds Of Hope' Campaign. We planted our class seeds and can't wait to see them grow!
Thank you Morrisons.
The caterpillars are growing quite quickly now!
Look what has arrived in our classroom!!! CATERPILLARS! We are so excited. They are tiny and we can't wait to see them grow.
Look how much they have grown!!!
Started to form a chrysalis.
Now they have started to hatch out!!!
All the butterflies are out!!!
Then we released them.
What a fantastic experience - watching the life cycle of a butterfly.
This week we studied the artist William Morris. We looked at his life and his work. We then created our own interpretation of his art.
Art - Drawing a Real Plant.
This week we have been looking at plants. To link with this we drew a plant, looking at all of the detail. We made an amazing job of our drawings.
In Science, we investigated flowers. We looked at the different parts in detail.
Year 2 Maths - Greater than and less than.
This week we looked at using the signs < > and = to order numbers to 100.
Standon Bowers - Grounds Maps and Shelter Building.
In music we are looking at keeping the pulse.
Maths Year 1 - Numbers as words and numerals.
This week we looked at reading and writing numbers as words and numerals. We also ordered them.
Maths Year 2 - Tens and Ones.
In maths this week we looked at place value.
This week in English we looked at what a noun is and found them in our environment.
This week in our English we investigated verbs.
This week in Science we looked at different seeds.
Standon Bowers - Low Ropes Course and Pond Dipping.
This week Year 2 children went pond dipping at Standon Bowers. We were lucky enough to catch a newt (Staff at Bowers said that this was very rare!)
We named our newt Spikey Mikey.
We also completed the low ropes course and were all brave enough to do the cargo net, even though some of us were scared!!!
In Art this week we looked at natural materials. We collected two objects from outside to draw. We drew one with chalk and one with charcoal.
Hotseating the Alien.
This week we have looked at questions in English. We used this questions to hotseat the alien.
Something strange has happened in our classroom!
Garden of Greatness.
We looked at what qualities we had as a person and what we were good at. We created a display top show this.
Planting Seeds Experiment.
This week in Science we have been looking at plants. We planted some seeds to see how they grow. Some seeds were planted with just water, some with just light and some with no light and no water. We predicted which seeds would grow.
Standon Bowers - Photo Trail and Blindfold Trail.
This week we were back at The Standon Bowers site! We enjoyed Photo Trail and Blindfold Trail this week.
We love to sing in our class - have a listen to our Easter songs!
Easter - Hot Cross Buns
This week we have been learning about Why Christians Celebrate Easter. We talked about the story and what they believe happened. We then had a taste of a hot cross bun.
Easter Pass the Parcel.
We played a game of pass the parcel and after opening each layer the children talked about the part of the story that the pictured showed.
Easter Egg Hunt.
We solved maths questions to find the clue and gain a chocolate egg!
Standon Bowers - Archery
This week Year 2 had a go at archery. It was great fun and some of us learnt a new skill!
Fractions - Year 2
This week, in maths, we have been looking at fractions - 1/2 and 1/4. We ordered fractions.
National Day of Reflection.
We joined the nation to reflect on the last 12 months.
We wanted to help to make our playground a beautiful place, so we planted some seeds. We can't wait to see them grow!
Standon Bowers - Year 2
Year 2 are lucky enough to have a session with Standon Bowers staff every Thursday. This week we built fires and lit them. We then toasted marshmallows!!!
Standon Bowers - Year 2.
Pirate Sums - Year 1
In maths, Year 1 looked at number bonds to 10.
Red Nose Day 2021
We learnt all about what we were raising money for and all about the charity.
Science - Magnetism
This week we looked at magnetic and non-magnetic. We used magnets to investigate this.
We wrote instructions on how to make a pirate hat and then made one by following the instructions.
Science - Circuits.
In Science this week we have looked at making circuits.
1st week back after lockdown - March 21.
Puppets - we made puppets for Design and Technology. We designed them, made them and evaluated them.
PE - We were so happy to be doing PE again with our friends.
Autumn Term 2
We really do pack a lot into each half term. Here is what we got up to in Autumn 2!
We finished off the term with 'a bubble party!' It was so much fun!
We walked in this morning to find The Elf had hidden surprises! Presents for everyone!!! It is amazing who Mrs Foran talks too!
Merry Christmas From Acorns Class
'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Acorns Class have been learning a poem for Christmas. They worked really hard to remember the words and we were so proud of them.
Acorns Class won the attendance award last week with 99.3%. As a reward they chose to have a day where they could come into school in their pyjamas. We had a lovely relaxing time! We even had a treat of hot chocolate and marshmallows!
We made calendars to get ready for 2021!
As part of our topic we made and tasted a fruit salad. Look how delicious it looks!!!
The whole school took part in an Internet Safety morning and discussed how to keep us safe online. We then produced posters to inform other people of what to do.
We had a competition for the best poster and our winner was Harrison. Well done to him.
Letters from SANTA!
Today we discovered some letters in our classroom. When we found our own letter and read it we were so excited to find out that Santa had written to us!
Christmas Wishes for the World.
We talked about what is happening in our world and talked about people less fortunate than ourselves. We linked it with Unicef and the Rights of the Child and then discussed what we would wish for the world.
You can read them on our classroom window.
These are the Christmas Cards we made this year.
Christmas Jumper Day
We raised money for our local food bank. Look how good we look.
We made crowns for our Christmas lunch.
French Christmas Quiz
Madame Howard sent us a Christmas quiz to do in our French lesson. We loved it.
Yesterday Acorns Class had their Christmas Lunch. We loved it and had fun pulling crackers with their friends.
We made Christmas boxes to take home.
We made our own elves.
As part of our topic on materials we made peppermint creams. They tasted nice!!!
Salt Dough Shapes
For the front of our study books we made a salt dough penguin or polar bear. We then covered these in tin foil.
Hot Chocolate Treat.
When we got back from Astbury Mere we had a treat! Hot chocolate and marshmallows! Yum!
On Thursday 3rd December we went on a trip to Astbury Mere. It was cold and it was wet, but we had the best time!
Each year Stoke City Football Club give Year 2 children a SCFC shirt!
Jack and The Beanstalk.
Who has been trying to get into our classroom?
We read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then created our own beanstalks working together in groups.
Elf Day 2020
Elf Day was so much fun. How amazing do we all look?
Elf on the Shelf.
What has happened? The naughty Elf has ruined our display!
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Day 10 Day 11
Day 12 Day 13
ICT Christmas Cards.
As part of our topic on Christmas Acorns Class have made Christmas cards using the Paint program on the laptops.
The Old Man
When we came into the classroom on Monday we found a letter addressed to Acorns. When we opened it inside there was a letter from the Old Man again.
RSHE - Friendship.
We worked together in groups to think about what is a friendly act and an unfriendly act.
In RE we are learning about why Christians celebrate Christmas. We have written instructions for how to wrap a present and then we followed them to wrap our own!
Making Sweet Houses
As part of our topic for materials, we made houses from sweets! We had so much fun and it was very hard not to eat the sweets!!!
Bee Active Games
This week in PE we have been playing some new games.
The beginning of the World
As part of our work on The Ice Bear, Acorns Class thought about and drew what they thought the beginning of the world looked like.
This week in Science the children were given the task of making a boat that would then float when tested on water. They were given the choice of what materials to use.
Children in Need
On Friday 13th November we raised money for Children In Need. We dressed up in yellow and spotty clothes. Thank you to all those people that donated to a wonderful cause.
On Wednesday 11th November we took part in a two minute silence at 11.00am to remember all those that lost their lives in the war or fought for us. We also took part in activities and used painting techniques to create poppies.
As part of our topic on materials, we created bridges using lots of different materials for Billy Goats Gruff.
This week in PE we looked at different football skills.
Andy Goldsworthy Art
We studied Andy Goldsworthy as an artist and looked at all of his different work. We then worked in groups to create some of his art.
Henri Matisse Art
We also studied Henri Matisse and his art work. We then created our own collage based on 'The Snail.'
Science - Making The Three Little Pigs Houses.
Using different materials, straw, bricks and sticks, we made houses for the Three Little Pigs.
Happy Half Term
A trip to the woods.
Acorns Class won the attendance award with 100%. As a reward we took a trip down to Apedale woods.
Making a salad
As part of our topic on materials in science, we made and tasted a salad.
Making teddy bears.
Making a rainbow.
We worked together to create our huge rainbow.
The Tin Forest
Hot seating the old man.
We talked about how the old man would be feeling in the story. We then talked about what we wanted to ask him.
As part of our design and technology this term, we designed, made and evaluated our own vehicle. Look at the results.
Science experiments - materials.
Which toy goes the furthest?
We conducted an experiment to see which of the three toys travelled the furthest.
As part of our learning about The Tin Forest, we created the storm with musical instruments.
The children used bricks to build their own bridges.
Bee Active Inside activities.
This week because it was raining outside we had our PE lesson inside. It didn't matter to us as we had fun anyway!
Making pictures with natural materials.
For our topic this week we were given the task of collecting natural materials and making a picture using them.
Look at the fantastic results.
Bee Active PE
Every Monday we are lucky enough to have Bee Active come into school to teach a session of PE.
We have so much fun - just look and see.
The Tin Forest
On Monday we walked into school and found a letter in our classroom.
We also found some clues around the classroom.
We are wondering what is going on!!!!
The Northern Lights
We looked at photographs and videos of The Northern Lights. We then created our own paintings.
The Arctic and Antarctica
We have been studying The Arctic and Antarctica. We looked at the similarities and differences between them and the animals that you would find there.
Acorns Blog 2019 - 2020
Welcome back to the new school year! In our class we have Mrs Foran, Mrs Stanley, Mrs Pugh, Miss Poxan and Mrs Gray who help us.
We are looking forward to showing you all of the amazing things we do in our class. Take a look and see!
Happy New Year 2020.
Acorns Class - Summer Term 2020
After reading the book The Great Paper Caper, the children followed instructions to make their own paper aeroplane. We then flew them to see whose would fly the furthest!
Second Place First Place Fourth Place Third Place
As part of our topic we have been learning about playgrounds. We designed and then made our own piece of equipment.
On Friday 13th March Acorns Class helped raise money for the charity Sport Relief. We came to school dressed as a sports hero or heroine.
Acorns Class were lucky enough to be able to hold the chicks that Bluebells have been looking after.
Weight - Year 1
Year 1 have been looking this week at weight and measurement in maths. They have been weighing objects using scales to compare objects.
Rugby - Year 2
On Tuesday morning Year 2 children started Rugby sessions with Mr Websdale. We had so much fun.
As part of our treat for gaining the most post it notes for our school Kindness Tree, Acorns Class had an afternoon playing board games. Look at how much fun we had!
World Book Day 2020
This year our school dressed up as characters from poems. A lot of our children even wrote their own poems to go with their outfits. Well done to those children.
Look at some of our characters.
As part of our topic on Growth we wrote instructions for planting sunflower seeds and then planted our own. We will need to remember to water them and hope they grow!
Hot seating the bear.
We are reading the book The Great Paper Caper and as part of this we asked the bear questions.
Science Experiment - Liquids, solids and gases
We looked at liquids, solids and gases and sorted pictures into the correct category. Then we carried out an experiment about the quickest way to melt ice. We made a prediction and then carried out the experiment.
Patterns with 2D shapes - Year 2
In Maths this week Year 2 have been looking at shape, 2D and 3D shapes.
They created patterns using 2D shapes.
Sharing Afternoon - Trees and Roots.
This week we held our second sharing afternoon. Our topic this time was Trees and Roots an d the projects were all amazing. The children did a brilliant job talking about their own projects and were very confident.
This week saw the first 'flutters' of snow. What else could we do but to go out and play!
English - The Rhythm of the Rain
In English this week we used laptops to research the differences between streams, rivers and oceans. Then we used this information to create a non-fiction booklet.
We also wrote poems about waterfalls.
Maths - Length and height.
In maths this week Year 2 have been looking at measuring using rulers and metre sticks.
Chinese New Year 2020 - The Year of The Rat.
This week we learned about Chinese New Year. We discussed the story behind it and how people celebrated it. We also made our own lantern.
This week in English we have looked at where our special place is and why.
We also looked at using inverted commas in sentences.
We played the alphabet fishing game.
Balancing, jumping and travelling on the equipment.
In PE this week we have looked at different ways to travel, how to jump safely and practising our balancing skills.
Science - The Body
In Science we looked at the skeleton and inside the body.
On Monday 13th January Stoke City Football Club came to visit. We had a whole school assembly so that they could talk to us about what they do.
After the assembly the Year 2 children were asked to stay behind and were given a bag of goodies. They were also offered two free tickets to go to a match.
Thank you Stoke City!
Science experiment - making a rain cloud.
We talked about the rain and what happens. We made a hypothesis about what was going to happen when we added drops to the 'rain cloud.' Look and see!
We have been studying the rain this week and made rain sounds using different instruments.
We created pictures by painting dots onto paper and taking them out in the rain to see what happened when they got rained on.
In PE we have been looking at balancing. We have moved onto using the equipment.
Mrs Stanley's Birthday.
On Tuesday 7th January we celebrated Mrs Stanley's birthday with her. We surprised her with a cake and sang happy birthday to her. We all go to share her cake at the end of the day!!!
Hot seating the little boy.
As part of our topic this term we are reading The Rhythm of the Rain. We looked at the front cover and discussed who we thought the little boy was. We then used question words to ask the little boy questions.
Christmas Party 2019
In Acorns Class we love to party!!! We played Pass the Parcel , Musical Bumps and Musical Statues, leaving time at the end for a dance competition.
Look at how much fun we had.
Acorns Class each received a gift from the adults in our room.
Trip to Hawkstone Park to see Santa.
On Wednesday 18th December, Acorns Class and Reception children went to see Santa. We went to Hawkstone Park and absolutely loved it. After travelling on the coach for a while we arrived, had lunch and were then transported by a 4 x 4 car up the mountains to the secret caves!!! We then walked through the special caves talking to the elves as we went and even playing some games with them. It was then time to see the man himself, Santa!! How magical it was!
After a long day we climbed back onto the coach to travel back to school to tell everyone all about our adventures!
Christmas Lunch 2019
Again this year’s Christmas Lunch didn’t disappoint! Thank you to Mr Buckley yet again for making it so tasty! Thank you to all the adults that came to help us to celebrate Christmas.
Letters from Santa
On Tuesday 17th December we walked into school and were greeted by a huge surprise. There were letters all over our classroom, one letter for each child. When we opened them we couldn’t believe our eyes! Santa had taken time out of his busy schedule to write back to the letters we sent him! Look and see how exciting it was for us!
Christmas Play 2019 - Gnome Alone.
This year Acorns Christmas Play was entitled Gnome Alone. The children worked extremely hard on learning the lines, learning the songs and knowing when it was their turn to come onto the stage. We are extremely proud of all the children for what they achieved and thank you to everyone who helped make this performance possible!
We definitely have some stars in our class!!!
Study Books - Leaders and Power
Our Autumn Term topic was Leaders and Power and each term we create a study book all about this topic. Here are some examples of them.
As part of our topic this week on Christmas, we wrote instructions on how to wrap a present. We then followed these instructions to see if we could succeed!!! We worked in pairs to help each other.
We read The Three Billy Goats Gruff and talked about different bridges and how they were built. We were given the task of making a bridge strong enough to hold a car on it. The children worked together in pairs and discussed what they were going to do and then built the structure. Here are some of the results.
As part of our topic on The Gunpowder Plot and Fireworks, we created a firework picture using the Paint program.
Acorns Class won the attendance award this week, so decided to have an extra play as a reward! These are some of the activities we enjoyed.
Children in Need 2019.
We also raised money for Children in Need this week. We dressed in odd socks and spots!
Raising money for Young Minds.
The children all come dressed as a superhero or in yellow to raise money and awareness for Young Minds! The costumes were amazing!
Sharing afternoon - Leaders and Power.
On Friday Acorns Class had their first sharing afternoon of the school year. This was a great success and the projects that the children produced were amazing! Thank you to all those adults that attended and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did!
Here are some of the projects that were produced.
Mrs Foran’s Dad grew some pumpkins so we carved them. We had a great time and shared this with After School Club because they were so big!!!!
Here are the finished pumpkins!
On Wednesday 23rd October Acorns Class had a Diwali Workshop in school. We have been learning about the Hindu Festival as part of our topic.
We made Diya lamps.
Look had well they turned out.
We were taught some Indian dancing and had so much fun with the moves.
It was was a fantastic workshop and we really enjoyed ourselves.
We have have also created Rangoli Patterns with different coloured rice.
In PE we have been learning how to balance and all the different ways to balance. We have been practising headstands, forward rolls and bridges, as well as balancing on different body parts.
We have been learning about Diwali and we created Rangoli Patterns using paint on the laptops. We also used the laptops to create patterns on a cloak.
More science experiments.
Floating and sinking
Magnetic and non-magnetic.
Waterproof or not.
We have been looking at electricity this week and what uses electricity and what doesn’t. We went on an electricity hunt to see what we could find.
Making Crown Biscuits.
As part of our topic on The Queen, this week we have made crown biscuits. They tasted really nice and we loved doing it.
Portraits of the Queen and The Queen's Cloak.
Hot seating the dragon.
Using the Learn Pads to find information about Dragons.
Science - looking at pushes and pulls.
Dancing with Ron
Welcome to Acorns Blog. Our teachers are Mrs Foran, Miss Thackeray and Mrs Pugh. Here you will find all of the exciting things we do, so sit back and take a look!
Last week Year 2 children went to Tattenhall for a one night stay. They all had a fantastic time and gained so much independence.
On the way we stopped at The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm for an ice cream. The weather stayed sunny for us and we managed to have a play too.
During our stay at Tattenhall we did some pond dipping, art work, watched a DVD and slept for a whole 10 hours!!!!
Look and see how amazing it was!!!
Week beginning 17th June 2019.
This week in our topic work we have been designing, making and evaluating puppets.
Look how good they look!
On Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th June Acorns Class performed in the Showcase 2019, along with the whole school.
Year 1 performed a dance called Mooves and Year 2 performed a dance called Mechanics.
The whole class then performed a percussion piece and a song called Under the Sea.
They were all fantastic and we are very proud of them.
Acorns Reading Challenge.
During the holidays Acorns Class were given a reading challenge. The challenge was to find the strangest place to read or the strangest things to read. A few children entered and here are our winners this time!!! Well done to all those that entered.
Week beginning 8th July 2019.
This week we have been talking about the past year and what activities we have got up to. It's never a dull day in Acorns Class!
We have produced some plates as a memento of this year. Here are a few of them.
Study books - Life Around The Sea
In Acorns Class we work really hard on a termly study book. This study book was about Life Around the Sea and consists of all the different topics we covered within that topic. The book we used for English was Snorgh and the Sailor.
Look at the fantastic study books we created.