Acorns Blog

2022 - 2023

Welcome to Acorns Class Blog.  Here you will find all of the fantastic activities that we do in our class.  Take a look and see all the fun that we have when we are learning. Supporting us this year is Mrs Foran, Mrs Stanley and Mrs Ireland.  

Natural Pictures.

We used natural materials to make our own pictures in groups. 

    

Reading in our lovely reading area.

We love sharing books in our reading area.

    

Maths - Greater than and less than

This week we have been using < > and = signs to compare numbers.

    

Music

We love our music lessons - they are so much fun!

   

Bee Active 

We have started our Bee Active lessons.

   

   

The Northern Lights

This week we have talked about the Northern Lights and we created a painting to illustrate them. 

Peppermints Cream Polar Bears

As part of our topic we made peppermint creams in the shape of polar bears. 

Stoke City V Watford Game

The children attended the football match with tickets from Stoke City 7s. 

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Stoke 7s

We had another visit from Stoke City, this time all about the Stoke City 7s.  This is aimed at Year 2 and 3 and gives them the opportunity to go to a Stoke game.  

Keep Stoke Smiling

We had a visit from Stoke City to talk about how we look after our teeth.

   

   

Year 1 Phonics

We have started our new Phonics scheme.  We love playing the games.

   

Year 2 Dance

Year 2 have started their dance with Ron.  

   

   

Polar Regions

We have looked at what the Polar Regions are and what animals live in each.

Maths Numbers.

We have started the year working on place value.

   

   

Acorns Blog - 2021 - 2022

Welcome back to another year in Acorns Class.  Welcome to the new Year 1 children who have joined us from Reception.  We are really looking forward to sharing the fantastic things that we do in our class.

Supporting us this year is Mrs Foran, Mrs Stanley and Mrs Williams.

Just take a look and see what we get up to over the next year.

End of Year.

Well done Acorns - what a fantastic year!  You have worked hard and we have loved every minute. 

Acorns Summer Term 2

 Summer Term 2

Presents.

Acorns were given presents.  We were soooooo excited!

Class PARTY!!!

This week we held a party in our classroom to celebrate what a fantastic year we have had in Acorns Class.  We had so much fun dancing and playing games.

Sea Shanty.

We learnt a song and wanted to share it with you all.

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Places Study Books.

We have worked hard on this term's study book - Places.  We are very proud of these.

Mrs Williams

This week we said goodbye to Mrs Williams.  We are so sad about this, but we thank her for teaching us.  Fridays will never be the same again and neither will science lessons.  

Fruit Salad

This week we tasted fruits in a fruit salad.

Science Experiments.

This week we conducted experiments about all of the things we have looked at recently in Science.

Making Elephant models. 

We used growth mindset to make a model of an elephant.

Stained Glass Windows

As part of our topic looking at the church we created our own stained glass windows using the paint programme. 

             

                         

Elephant Biscuits.

As a little treat we wrote a recipe for making elephant biscuits and then used it to cook our own.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

This term we have been studying the book The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams.  

David Walliams.

As part of our topic we have looked at David Walliams and written letters to him to ask questions.  We have also draw and painted a portrait of him.

Structures

This week we looked at structures of buildings.  Then we designed, made and evaluated our own structure.  

Science - Ear Defenders

This week we focussed on hearing and sound.  We made ear defenders and checked to see if they worked!

Talacre Beach

This week we went on a trip to the seaside.  We certainly had the weather for it!  

We had an amazing day and spent lots of time on the beach building sandcastles.

We had a sandcastle competition and Mrs Rogers came to judge it.

The winners were......

Musical Instruments.

This week we looked at different musical instruments and how they worked.

We then created our own musical instruments.

Plant Pots

We made plant pots for the summer fayre this year.  Look how amazing they look!

Sandcastles

This week we have been learning about the beach.  We wrote instructions for how to build a sandcastle and then built our own using them. 

Captain Cook

In Topic we looked at Captain Cook at what he is famous for. 

Discovering sound

This week in Science we looked at sound.  We investigated making different sounds and played Chinese Whispers. 

Playing maths games - Adding and Subtracting.

Smoothie Bike

We were lucky enough to have a smoothie bike come into school through AIP.  We learned how to make a smoothie and then mixed it using the bike!

Sports Day 2022

We have held our annual sports day and it was so nice to see the parents back to support us.

Investigating the ear.

This week we looked at what the ear does and how it works.

The Seasons

Australia

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 1 in Acorns Class

Jubilee Celebrations.

On Friday 27th May we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in true Wood Lane style.

Here's To The Queen:

Here's To The Queen

In Acorns Class we did lots of activities.

We made flags:

We decorated mugs:

We created paper chains, bunting and portraits of the Queen.

We dressed for tea with The Queen

Picnic

Garden Games

Ice Cream

Cards for Our Queen.

Science - Sight

This week we looked at the eye in detail.

We also looked at how shadows are formed.

We looked at light and dark.

Capacity

This week we looked at capacity and measuring using ml and l.

Goodbye Madame Howard.

This week we said goodbye to our amazing French teacher Madame Howard.  Thank you for all the hard work you have given to us throughout this year and previous years.

Pasta Making

We had a visit from a chef from VIP, who came to make fresh pasta with us.  We had lots of fun and got very messy!!

Thank you VIP.

Weight.

This week we have looked at weight in maths.  We have used scales to weigh different objects.

Aboriginal art.

This week we have looked at Aboriginal art and created our own using symbols and the paint technique.

Look at our amazing designs.

We also made Aboriginal flags using our hands. 

 

Year 2 Balancing.

In PE Year 2 have been looking at balancing and how e balance.

Science - The Seasons

We looked at which months were in each season.

 

Painting our tile.

This week we had the opportunity to paint our tile for the commemorative mosaic.  

Making a Mosaic 

As part of our Jubilee celebrations we are going to make a whole school mosaic.  Each child has made a tile this week with Philip Hardaker, our artist in residence.  He has now taken them away to fire in the kiln.  

French

This week we looked at May Day in France.  We made a special card to celebrate this. 

 

Hot Seating the Elephant.

After guessing what the animal was we started to look at the book we were studying this term 'The Slightly Annoying Elephant' and asked the 'elephant' questions.

Clues 

When we arrived back to school on Monday Mrs Foran had left clues around the classroom about what our next book would be!  Can you take a guess for yourself?

Time

This week we have started to look at telling the time.  We played lots of games to look at o'clock.

We also started to look at half past the hour.

Days of the week

Year 2 were spelling the days of the week.

We also looked at sequencing the days of the week.

Months of the year.

Happy Easter!

Songs sung by Acorns Class.

 Seed Song and Spring Chicken

Spring 2 in Acorns Class.

 Spring Term 2 in Acorns Class

Easter activities.

 Easter baskets.

Easter Cards.

Egg Hunt.

 Easter Nests.

 Tasting Hot Cross Buns.

Science Experiments.

This week we conducted experiments.  

Year 2 Gymnastics.

We looked at travelling and jumping.

The Hobbit

We were given the opportunity to watch a performance of the Hobbit.  It was amazing!

      

Easter Egg Competition.

Mrs Roberts set an Easter egg competition for the whole school and the entries were all fantastic!

We had 2 Year 1 winners:

 

2 Year 2 winners:

Growing Magic Beans.

As part of our topic on growth we planted magic beans and then wrote a bean diary to look at the progress they were making.

Ducklings

From five eggs.....

To five ducklings!

Meet...

                                          Donald                                                                     Daisy

                                        Dave                                                                    Dora

Derek

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They are growing really fast now.

Look how much they have grown in a week!

  

They have been swimming today!   

They then went back to get warm again.

Mrs Siddorn has taken them home now to live on her farm.

 

Update ****

Look how much the ducks have grown!  Mrs Siddorn is looking after them well and they look so happy in their new home!

Update 2 ***

Tidy

The book we have been reading this term is Tidy by Emily Gravett.

Maths - Year 1 - making halves and quarters.

Year 1 Gymnastics.

This week we practised our travelling and jumping using the equipment.

Science - Investigating Soil

This week we looked closely at soil.

Nelson Mandela

We have learnt all about who he was and why he was famous.  We wrote newspaper articles from the day he was released from prison and drew portraits of him.  

We made a collaborative colouring.

Mother's Day 

Happy Mother's Day to all our Mums!

 Happy Mother's Day from Acorns Class

Raising money for Ukraine

We dressed in blue and yellow clothes and hung a ribbon in support of Ukraine.

Science

This week we looked at  identifying leaves, drawing flowers and living and non living things.

 

PE Year 1 

This week we looked at jumping and travelling.

 

South Africa

As part of our topic on South Africa we looked at Table Mountain and drew it.

Comic Relief 2022.

This year we dressed up as jungle animals.

Maths - Fractions.

We have been looking at recognising halves and quarters.

We have also been finding half and a quarter of an amount.

Bee Active.

We have been playing invasion games in PE this term.

Drama - Making mistake.

Pete the Badger in the book Tidy made a huge mistake.  The children used role play to show how people can make mistakes and what they would do if they did.  

St Patrick's Day

We used the marbling technique to make a shamrock to mark St Patrick's Day.

Year 1 Gymnastics - Jumping.

 Year 1 have been looking at jumping from the apparatus and landing safely.

Maths - Place Value Games.

We played lots of games this week to revisit place value.  

Andy Warhol

We created self portraits in the style of Andy Warhol.  Can you guess who is who?

Vincent Van Gogh

We have learnt all about him and then created our own sunflowers painting using water colours. 

We also created Starry Night as a class team.  Each child had a piece to colour and then we put them together to make this masterpiece!

Planting Sunflowers

As part of our topic we have written instructions on how to plant a sunflower, then followed them to plant our own.  We are going to watch them grow - fingers crossed!

Science - Pollination 

We also looked at what a bee collects (pollen) from a flower.

Science - Parts of a flower

This week we looked at labelling parts of a flower.

Maths Games - Place Value.

Hot Seating Pete the Badger.

We asked Pete questions about why he has done what he has done.

World Book Day 2022

This year we dressed up in our favourite book character's clothes.

World Book Day - Watching The Gruffalo.

We were treated to a retelling of one of our favourite books - The Gruffalo.

RSHE - Recycling

We looked at ways in which we could help our earth.

Seed Experiment.

We planted some cress seeds - some with water and light, some with water and no light and some with no water and no light.  We are looking at which seeds grow.

We used magnifying glasses to look closely at the seeds.  

Growing Beans.

As part of our topic we have been looking at growth.  We have planted some beans and we are keeping a diary looking at the progress of the growth.  

Measuring lengths using a ruler.

Year 2 have been using rulers to measure objects as accurately as possible.

Comparing lengths using < > or =

Year 1 have been using the < > or = signs to compare lengths.

Comparing three lengths - Year 1 - Maths.

Year 1 have been looking at comparing lengths and putting three objects in order of size.

St. David's Day

This year we celebrated St. David's Day on 1st March.  We looked at who St David was and what he represented.  We dressed up in 'Welsh' colours and made daffodils.

The Climb

The Climb performed by Acorns

Happy Half Term.

Look at all the fun we have had this half term.  

Acorns Class Spring Term 1

Science Experiments.

We undertook some experiments about what we have been learning about for the last few weeks. 

Experiment 1 - Observing and drawing different fruits. 

Experiment 2 - Making circuits.

Experiment 3 - Melting and cooling (making chocolate cakes)

Experiment 4 - Looking through the microscope. 

The Human Body

We have created a display about the human body - parts of the body, the organs and the skeleton.

Maths - Measuring.

We used a metre stick to measure larger items.

PE Year 2 - Travelling and Jumping.

This week we looked at the different ways to travel, speed and direction in which to do this on the equipment.  We experimented with using different parts of our body.

Valentine's Day

This year we made some hearts to celebrate.

Windmills.

As part of our English work we followed instructions to make our own windmill.

Maths Year 2 Measuring.

This week we have been looking at measuring using blocks and paper clips.  

Where does each fruit come from?

After we had tasted the different fruits, we then used an atlas to find out which countries the fruits came from.  

Tasting Fruits.

This week we tasted lots of different fruits and then chose our favourite.

Internet Safety

This week we have looked at how to keep ourselves safe on the internet.  We made posters to show this.

Chinese New Year

We looked at why and how it was celebrated and created lanterns using tissue paper.  

PE Year 2 - Using the equipment to travel and jump.

This week we have looked at jumping safely off the equipment and travelling in different ways.

Newcastle in Bloom

We have entered a competition called 'Newcastle in Bloom' for the Borough Council.  The theme was 'Bloomin Treemendous.'  We have worked really hard on this and we are really hoping that the judges like it!

*** Update - We have received our certificate and vouchers for winning third prize!!!

Science - Keeping Healthy

We looked at what the organs are for in the body.

  

We also tasted some different healthy foods.

 

Computing.

 

RSHE - Keeping Safe.

 This week we talked about keeping ourselves safe.  We discussed what was safe and unsafe and did an activity to show this.  

 

Yoga

We were lucky enough to have a yoga instructor come to do a yoga session with us.  This was so much fun and we were very relaxed afterwards. 

Keep Stoke Smiling.

Today we have had a visit from Stoke City Football Club to talk to us about keeping our teeth healthy and clean.

Making playgrounds.

As part of DT, we designed, made and evaluated our own piece of playground equipment. 

Visiting the playground.

As part of our topic we walked around the village and made a visit to the playground to look at the equipment.  

Maths - Year 1 - Making Groups of 10.

Year 1 looked making groups of 10.

Maths - Dividing by 2.

We looked at sharing into two equal groups.

Science - Living and Non-Living

This week we looked at what we thought was living and what we thought was non-living.  We sorted the pictures into categories.

Computing - Coding.

This week we started to look at coding and used the Purple Mash Program to do this.

Year 2 Gymnastics.

This term we have been looking at travelling and then we introduced jumping. 

Maths - Making Doubles.

We looked at making doubles.

Religious Artefacts.

This week we have been learning about festivals from different religions.  We have looked at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. 

Science - Ourselves

We looked at the eye, bones, the skeleton, teeth, the organs, the heart and heartbeat.

Science - Ourselves.

We looked at the different parts of the body.

Mrs Stanley's BIRTHDAY!

On 7th January Mrs Stanley celebrated her birthday.  We made her a card and sung happy birthday to her with a cake.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS STANLEY! 

Using atlases.

We used atlases to look at the different countries in the world. 

Making a World Map

As part of our Geography we have looked at the world and the continents within it.  We worked together to make a map. 

Maths - Year 1 - Making 5 groups of 10.

We have started looking at numbers to 50 and we were looking at counting in 10s.

Maths - Year 2 - Making equal amounts.

We have started to look at multiplication in maths this week.

Journey!

We have been looking at the story Journey.  

This is our whole school text for the next two weeks.

On Wednesday we were asked to come into school dressed in red.  When we went to enter our classroom the door had changed and we were asked to go into an imaginary world when we entered.  

We used buzzers to play a game 'Pointless' to find the most obscure mode of transport.

We looked at the first page of the book and created some freeze frames of the characters.

 We used atlases to look at where in the world we thought the girl was.

We looked at our senses and thought about what the girl would see, hear, touch, feel and smell.

 Making the machine - We looked at what we thought the machine in the book was used for and then we made our own machine in groups.

We created stories about where we would go to on our own magic carpet.

We made our own magic carpet.

Sharing the stories - At the end of our unit of work we shared our stories with Bluebells Class.  They then showed us some work they had done.

These were the stories that we produced. 

This is the display that we produced. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2022.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Acorns Class.

Our Christmas Song and Nazareth performed by Acorns Class

 

Christmas in Acorns

Elf on the Shelf

He's back!!!

 

Christmas Presents.

We were lucky enough to receive presents this year.

Christmas Party!

On Thursday we had our class party!  It was so much fun!  We played games like Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues and Musical Bumps. We had a treat at the end of the day too! 

Christmas Activities.

We have been getting creative!  Look at what we have produced!

Letters from Santa.

After writing letters to Santa, we received a reply from him!  How lucky are we!!!

Panto 2021 - Sleeping Beauty

On Tuesday we were lucky enough to go on a whole school trip to The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe to watch this year's Pantomime Sleeping Beauty.  It was amazing and we had so much fun!

Christmas Lunch 2021

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

We raised money for our local children.

Making Circuits.

This week we made circuits with lights and buzzers.

Elf Day

On Friday we dressed up as elves to raise money for Alzheimer's.

We looked amazing!

Autumn Term 2 in Acorns

 Autumn Term 2 in Acorns Class

There's No Dragon in This Story.

This term we have been looking at the story There's No Dragon in This Story.  

Building a bridge.

We read the story Billy Goats Gruff and then used Lego to build a bridge string enough to get them over the river.  

Maths - Finding the total amount

We have been looking at money in maths and we created a shop to find the total amount of the items. 

Dance Year 2.

Year 2 have been dancing with Ron for this half term. 

Wrapping Presents

As part of our topic we wrote instructions on how to wrap a present and then we carried it out.

Look at the fun we had.

Science - Electricity

We looked at circuits and made our own.

The Great Fire of London

We have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  We looked at what happened and what it was like at the time.

We wrote a diary entry about what we might have seen if we were witnessing the Great Fire. 

Pablo Picasso.

For our topic the artist we have been learning about is Pablo Picasso.  We created our self portrait in his style. 

Maths - Money - Year 2

We looked at counting money in pounds and pence.

Science - Magnetism.

This week we looked at what is magnetic and what isn't.  

Children in Need 2021

This year we dressed as teddy bears to raise money for Children in Need.

Anti Bullying Week.

We started our Anti Bullying Week with wearing odd socks to show that we are all different.  We then did lots of activities around being kind.    

Rhyming

We looked at rhyming pairs and put them onto Jack's beanstalk. 

Diwali

We have looked at Diwali Festival and what it is.  We created our own Rangoli Patterns.

We made Diya Lamps.

We then painted the lamps.

The finished work.

Science Friction.

Again we looked at Friction and conducted experiments to show this.

Remembrance Day

On 11th November we dressed in red to remember those who have fought in war.  We made poppies to show our respect. 

The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night.

We have been learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire Night each year.  

Science - Friction

This week we have looked at friction and what it is.  We also looked at different surfaces that the cars could travel down.  

 

Gymnastics.

 

Hansel and Gretel Sweet Houses.

This week we made sweet houses to accompany reading Hansel and Gretel.

Hot Seating the Witch

This week we have been reading Hansel and Gretel and we asked the witch questions.

Science - Pushes and Pulls

This week we looked at what we can push and what we can pull. 

PE - Gymnastics Year 1

Year 1 have started to look at different ways to travel.

Stoke City 7s

We were visited by Stoke City to introduce their City 7s Scheme.  The children were offered free tickets to see a match.

Happy Halloween

Goldilocks Drama

We acted out the different parts to the story.

Tasting porridge.

This week we have been looking at Goldilocks and The Three Bears.  As part of this we tasted some porridge to see what we thought!

Year 1 Maths - Tens Frames

Year 1 have been looking at number bonds to 20.  

Christmas Card designs.

We have designed our own Christmas Cards.

 

Sewing The Queen's Cloak.

As part of our DT we designed, made and evaluated The Queen's Cloak.

Bee Active PE.

Gymnastics - Year 2

In Gymnastics we have been looking at travelling in different ways.

Castles.

We made castles from clay and then we painted them. 

Science - Finding Materials.

We looked at what materials we could find in and around our classroom.

Year 1 Maths - Part Whole Models.

 

Decorating crowns.

As part of our topic on The Queen we decorated our own crown.

Crown Biscuits.

We made crown biscuits using the recipe.

Adjectives game - The Three Little Pigs

IT

Using I Pads.

Symmetrical Crowns

As part of our topic on Queen Elizabeth we made a symmetrical crown.

Year 2 Maths

Counting in groups of three.

French

Year 2 have French lessons with Madame Howard.  They look forward to them every week.

Investigating materials.

In Science we investigated different materials to see what properties they had.

Making The Three Little Pig's Houses.

As part of a science investigation we looked at the strength of the Three Little Pig's houses.

Gingerbread People

We looked at the fairy story The Gingerbread Man and then followed a recipe to make our own gingerbread people. 

Making Castles.

As part of our topic on castles, we used clay to create our own castle.

Electricity.

We have looked at the different uses of electricity.

Year 2 Maths Greater than and less than.

In Maths this week we have been looking at using the signs < > and = to compare numbers.

Science experiments

London

We have been learning all about London and it's landmarks.  

Year 1 Maths - Numbers to 10.

Year 1 have been writing numbers to 10 and beyond.

Year 2 Maths - Tens and Ones

In maths Year 2 have been looking at tens and ones.  They used Base Ten to create numbers.

Noun Hunt

In English this week we went on a noun hunt.

Alphabet Arc

One of our English activities this week has been completing the alphabet arc.

Music

In Music we have been looking at rhythm and keeping a steady beat.

Science - Dissolving 

In Science we looked at different experiments and what dissolves and what doesn't.

Year 2 - Gymnastics.

In Gymnastics we have been looking at rolling.  What rolls do we now and what happens to our bodies when we roll. 

Year 1 - Dance with Ron

In dance we have been looking at movement.

 

2D and 3D shapes

In maths we have been looking at shape. We made 2D and 3D shapes.

Bee Active PE

On Monday mornings we are lucky enough to have Bee Active come to teach our PE.  We really enjoy ourselves and have so much fun.

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.  

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy Holidays!

Alien Party!!!

To celebrate the end of term we held an alien party!  We had a fantastic time and loved every minute!

Study Books

In Acorns Class we are proud of all the work we do, but we are especially proud of our study books.  We work really hard to present our work for these books and how amazing  the final pieces are!

Sunflowers.

Look at how well our sunflowers have grown!

Using the Bee Bot.

We used the Bee Bot (programmable toy) to move from planet to planet. 

Ducks

Space Pictures.

We have been learning about the planets in our solar system.  As part of this we have created a painting of it using paint and pastels.  We tried really hard and they look absolutely amazing!

Astronauts.

We made an astronaut as part of our topic.

Hanging Hearts.

We have created our own hanging hearts to sell at our Summer Outdoor Market.  The parents are going to love them!!

Space Pictures.

As part of our topic on space and the solar system, we created our own pictures.  Look at how amazing they are.

Year 1 French.

As part of our learning about the country France, we visited a boulangerie.  They had to use their French to ask for a croissant and pay with their Euro.  They then got to taste one.  

Footprints on the Moon

As part of our topic we made a footprint to represent Neil Armstrong's first step onto the Moon.

Moon Phases.

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.

DUCKS!

Look what has just arrived in our classroom!!!

Day 1

Day 2

Meet Donald, Daisy and Daffy!

Friday - we were sad to see the ducklings go today, but they are growing really big now. 

        Donald

      Daisy

   Daffy.

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.)

Minibeast Hunt.

As part of our science this week we went on a minibeast hunt to look at the different habitats.

Pant Games.

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.  

Playing Games.

A Catwalk of Pants!

Once we had painted the pants, we then had a catwalk show!

Painting Pants.

We designed and painted pants!

 

Time

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.

Making Aliens.

Alphabetical Order.

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. 

Fractions.

We looked at halves and quarters.

Pant Decorating.

As part of studying the book Aliens Love Underpants, we created patterned pants, designed our own pants and made symmetrical pants. 

PE May 2021.

Tasting Salad.

As part of our science topic on plants, we tasted vegetables after looking at the plants they grew on. 

Oatcakes.

As part of our topic on 'The Potteries' we tasted the local food - Oatcakes.  They were delicious!!!

Standon Bowers - Dibbing and Archery.

Shape Hunt

As part of our maths topic on shape, we went on a shape hunt looking for 2D and 3D shapes.  

Pyjamarama 2021

This week we looked at the importance of 'the bedtime story.'  We came to school in out PJs and had lots of book activities. 

 

Planting Sunflowers

As part of our topic on plants, we planted our own sunflower seeds.  We can't wait to watch them grow!  

The Potteries.

Our amazing display about 'The Potteries.'

Painting Pots.

Now that the pots have been in the kiln we could decorate them ready to use.  Look how well they have turned out.

Making Pots.

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.

 

Caterpillars!

Day 9.

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. 

Day 1

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.

William Morris.

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.

Investigating Flowers.

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.

 

Music.

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.

Nouns.

This week in English we looked at what a noun is and found them in our environment.

Verbs

This week in our English we investigated verbs.

Investigating Seeds.

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!!!

Natural Materials.

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.

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.

Happy Easter!

We love to sing in our class - have a listen to our Easter songs!

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.  

Planting seeds.

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.

Team games.

Shelter building

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.

Pirate hats.

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!

Enjoy!

Autumn Term 2

PARTY DAY!

We finished off the term with 'a bubble party!'  It was so much fun!

Presents.

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

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year.

'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.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

PJ Day

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!

Calendars.

We made calendars to get ready for 2021!

Fruit Salad

As part of our topic we made and tasted a fruit salad.  Look how delicious it looks!!!

Internet Safety.

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.  

Christmas Cards

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.

 

 

 

Christmas Crowns 

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.

Christmas Lunch

Yesterday Acorns Class had their Christmas Lunch.  We loved it and had fun pulling crackers with their friends.

Christmas Boxes.

We made Christmas boxes to take home.

Christmas Elves

We made our own elves.

Peppermint Creams

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!

Astbury Mere

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!

Stoke 7s

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!

Day 2.                                                                                 Day 3.

 Day 4                                                                                 Day 5

 Day 6                                                                     Day 7.

Day 8                                                                      Day 9

            

Day 10                                                                   Day 11

      

 Day 12                                                                      Day 13

                 

Day 14.

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.

Wrapping Presents.

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.

Making Boats

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.

Remembrance Day

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.

Building Bridges

As part of our topic on materials, we created bridges using lots of different materials for Billy Goats Gruff.

Football skills

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

Autumn Term 1 in our class

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.  

Vehicles

 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. 

Weather  Sounds

As part of our learning about The Tin Forest, we created the storm with musical instruments.

 Building bridges.

The children used bricks to build their own bridges.

Weaving

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

 

 

 

Paper Aeroplanes.

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

Playgrounds

As part of our topic we have been learning about playgrounds.  We designed and then made our own piece of equipment.

Sport Relief

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.  

 

 

Chicks

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.

Board Games

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. 

 

 

Planting Sunflowers.

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.  

 

SNOW!

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.

English 

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.

 

Stoke 7s

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!

 

 

Musical Rain

We have been studying the rain this week and made rain sounds using different instruments.  

 

 

Rain pictures.

We created pictures by painting dots onto paper and taking them out in the rain to see what happened when they got rained on. 

 

Balancing

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. 

 

 

 

 

Opening Presents 

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. 

 

 

 

Wrapping Presents.

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. 

Bridge building.

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. 

IT

As part of our topic on The Gunpowder Plot and Fireworks, we created a firework picture using the Paint program.

Attendance.

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. 

Happy Halloween.

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! 

Diwali Workshop.

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. 

 Rangoli Patterns.

We have have also created Rangoli Patterns with different coloured rice.

PE.

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. 

Using ICT.

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. 

Science experiments.

Floating and sinking

Magnetic and non-magnetic.

Waterproof or not.

Electricity

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

 

Making castles 

Acorns Blog

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!  

Tattenhall 2019.

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! 

 Showcase 2019

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.