Aarrrrggghhh, me hearties! This week we have been learning all about pirates. Acorn class enjoyed climbing aboard the pirate ship and taking on the role of a pirate and sailing the seven seas to find treasure island. In the writing area children have been creating their own treasure maps and exploring the outside side environment to find the hidden booty.
Acorn class have also enjoyed dipping their feet in the paddling pool to cool down.
What lurks beneath? As part of our topic 'How many pebbles on the beach? Acorn class have been learning about sharks! We have used 'Sharks' a non-fiction book by Nicola Davis to support our topic and children have engaged in fun and exciting activities to support their learning.
This week Acorn class have been busy developing their learning through play! We continue to explore our topic 'How many pebbles on the beach?', and children have worked well to extend their learning through exploring, questioning and adapting their approach to develop their knowledge.
We have been creating animals by painting pebbles.
Soaking up the sun at the seaside
Going on an adventure!
Acorn class have been really busy developing their maths skills this week by exploring capacity, weight, quantity and recognising numerals.
This week, following on from our topic 'How many pebbles on the beach?', we have been reading the story 'The Lighthouse keepers lunch'. We have been busy making lots of amazing things to display around the classroom, including a lighthouse and paper seagulls! The children packed up a delicious lunch and sent it across the 'sea' to Mr Grinling using ropes and pulleys.
Using ICT to support maths
Acorn class have also been making instruments to create the sounds of the ocean.
Packing a healthy lunch
Children made their own delicious pizza's
This week we have welcomed back the children and for most this will be their last term in Nursery!
As part of a whole school focus, Eco week, Acorn class have been discussing and engaging in activities to try and promote a 'healthy world'. Children have been introduced to our focus stories 'The Curious Garden' and 'Somebody swallowed Stanley'.
We began the week by having a litter pick around the school grounds.
Inspired by the story 'The Curious Garden' Acorn class created a 'healthy planet' and a polluted planet.
"This one has got nice colours, it has blue "This is not nice, the rubbish needs
sea and grass." to be put in the bin."
Outside, the children recycled old paper to made new paper.