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Week commencing 22nd January 2024 - Acorns 59

Hello and welcome to our blog post.

We hope you enjoy reading about our fun packed week at The Acorns.

This week we have been learning about the UK.

We stared the week with some observational drawing of daffodils. The national flower of Wales.

The children looked at some real daffodils and we talked about the different parts of the flower.

The children carefully chose their colours and drew the most wonderful pictures with lovely long green stems and bright yellow petals.

We spoke about where we live and what our community looks like. The children shared stories of days out with their families, trips to the library and told us their favourite places to visit.

Mrs Franks was very excited to teach the children about Scotland this week - especially as it was Burns Night on Thursday.

The children loved hearing stories about Nessie, the friendliest monster who lives in the deepest part of Loch Ness.

Did you know that Nessie is camera shy and doesn't like to have photos taken ?

We watched a story on the laptop about Nessie and also watched some highland dancers.

We tried our best to copy the dancing. It was lots of fun!

We looked at photos of highland cows and Mrs Franks showed us a selfie she had taken with a cow when she went to Scotland in the summer time.

Mrs Robertson helped us to make some very special kilted people - adorable !!

The children helped to cut the tartan ribbon and wrap it around the tube before adding eyes, hats and smiles.

We have been learning some new songs this week.

Ally Bally Bee and Donald, where's your trousers?

Perhaps we might sing the Scottish version of Heads, shoulders, knees and toes for you at home.

Miss Searle did some name printing with us.

We have been working hard over the last few weeks trying to learn the letters in our names.

We searched through the box for our letters (sponges) and then used them to print our names on paper.

Great work everyone !

Last week, whilst cooking lunch Mrs Franks asked the children what she was chopping - it was a leek and no one was able to name it.

We thought we might try to help the children to recognise whole vegetables so we laid out an arrangement on the little table.

Most of the children were able to name carrots, cucumber, peppers, tomato and potatoes.

Sadly, nobody knew swede, marrow, parsnip, leek or cabbage.

We were quite surprised by this so vow to work on it more this term.

We also added some fruits onto the table and the children worked hard to group them into fruit and vegetables.

Its been a busy and wonderful week at The Acorns.

We hope the children have had lots of fun and have enjoyed learning new things.

Here are a few more pics from our week ...

Making marmalade with Mrs Neve.

Planting more bulbs in the garden.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our week.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Mrs Franks and The Acorns Team.


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