Week commencing 11th January 2021 - Lindfield.

Welcome to this week’s blog post.

We have had a wonderful week of playing, exploring and learning at The Acorns in Lindfield.

We spent a lot of time outdoors exploring the garden, it has been cold and wet but with the right type of clothes we managed to (mostly) be warm and dry.

The rain had pooled to make big puddles that were perfect for splashing in !


We worked out that the higher we jumped, the more the water splashed out.

We did lots of arts and crafts this week too.

We painted with tiny brushes using beautiful bright colours.






“This is a super 3000 Bugatti car with big wheels.”

“I love to paint rainbows for my mummy.”

“This is a blue picture, it's got all blue stuff everywhere.”

Our traditional story this week is The Little Red Hen and we made some hens to decorate one of the doors in Acorns.

We firstly made a red hand print and then used googly eyes and feathers to transform our prints into hens.

We talked a lot about the story - The little red hen asked his farmyard friends to help him on many occasions but they refused. The little red hen did lots of work all by himself. When he baked some delicious bread his friends all wanted to help him eat it but the little red hen ended up eating it all by himself. The children were trying to work out if that was the right decision to make.

“His friends didn’t help him but it is nice to share, he could have given them a little tiny bit of bread.”

“No, they didn’t help him so they don’t get any.”

“Maybe they didn’t help him because he didn’t say please.”

What do you think?

Some of the children during childminding time made pizza’s with Mrs Irwin, choosing their toppings carefully.

They really enjoyed the new base recipe that Mrs Irwin had found.

“Mmmmmm … Delicious.”



We made lots of other yummy meals in the mud kitchen this week. Soup and pies were on special and were all served up with lots of thick gloopy gravy.


The children enjoyed playing on the pirate ship and balancing on the low level wall.



We noticed how our vegetable patch is looking very sorry for itself, the plants are all dried up and brown.

We spoke about what we might like to plant in the spring time.

We found some worms nestled in the soil.


Whilst crafting we found some left over templates from penguins which the children used to make puppets.


We found some treasure in the soil which we thought were power stones.

We hope you have all had a wonderful week and we look forward to more fun and leaning next week.

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