How many colours in a rainbow? (January/February)
We are beginning 2017 with lots of colour in Acorn class. How many colours in a rainbow? What happens when you mix red and blue? We will be encouraging the children to generate lots of questions and lines of enquiry.
Acorn Class will have opportunities to explore:
Alongside our focus on colour we will also encouraging the children to think about 'Going for Goals', exploring what they can do now and what they want to be able to do.
Week 1 4th-6th January 2017
This week in Acorn Class the children have:
Week 2 9th-13th January 2017
In Acorn Class this week the focus has been on engaging the children with our focus on colour. Everyone was very involved in our big painting experience. We made use of the large space available in the LRC to roll out large sheets of paper and allow the children to experience painting with their feet. The children also explored sprinkling powder paint, spraying it with water and watching the effects. The final part of the experience was free painting using rollers and applying paint with glue sticks. The children really enjoyed their special day.
The children have also:
Week 3 16th-20th January 2017
This week Acorn Class had their first experience of exploring the PE apparatus in the hall. The children found different ways to travel along, through, over and under different pieces of equipment. There were lots of challenges for the children, they worked hard to listen carefully to instructions and tried different ways to do things.
Week 4 23rd - 27th January 2017
This week we had a focus on Chinese New Year. The children heard the story of how the animals were chosen to represent each year and then they used animal masks as part of their imaginary play. Our role play area became a Chinese restaurant and the children had opportunities to make lanterns and zig zag dragons. A highlight of the week has been doing our dragon dance around the school. The dragon head is now on display in the cabinet in the entrance hall.