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Our Autumn 2 Journey

Welcome back Acorns!

What a busy first week back.

This week we have been focusing on Bonfire night! 

The children have been very creative this week making some fabulous Bonfire pictures, they created some amazing fire pictures using their hands and lots of paint, as well as making their own fireworks using cut up tubes, paint and glitter.

Acorns even put out their own paint fires using watering cans outside. Miss Barber had painted a fire onto a tuff tray and the children poured water onto the paint and watched the paint melt away. 

At the end of the week the children watched some fireworks on the big screen in class, they all cheered and watched in delight as they saw lots of bright colours fill the screen.



Week Two.

We have had another busy week here in Acorns.

This week we have been celebrating Diwali by creating some salt dough Diva lamps for the children to take home and place a candle in. Once the lamps were dry the children decorated them with lots of bright colours, sequins and glitter. The children created their own hands filled with different coloured Henna. We read stories and watched a video about Diwali and learnt why it's celebrated.

On Wednesday the children created some red poppies using paint for Remembrance Day. The children sat down and had a moments silence to Remember the fallen soldiers. 

All of us here at Acorns hope all of you celebrating Diwali have a wonderful day!




Week Three.

This week in Acorns we have been exploring all things Autumn.

On Tuesday we went on a ‘leaf hunt’ around the school to collect lots of leaves to create leaf crowns, leaf puppets and to do some leaf printing with. The ‘leaf hunt’ around school was a big success, the children enjoyed exploring outside on the school fields. We put the leaves in the water and watched what happened to the leaves. 

The Nursery rhyme we have been singing is 'the wheels on the bus.' We created our own buses using red tissue paper and washed some bus wheels in the water tray. 

we have had a wonderful week filled with lots of fun activities.


Week Four.

This week has been a week filled with music and singing. It's been 'World Nursery Rhyme week.' 

Monday we learnt 'Incy wincy spider,' on this day we created handprint spiders using black paint and googly eyes. We also went on a spider hunt, Miss Barber hid some pretend spiders around the school and off we went to find them all. Incy was waiting at the other end of the school with a prize for us.

Tuesday we were singing 'sleeping bunnies,' the children loved doing the actions to this song, they love jumping up and down to the song. On this day we created some bunnies using brown tissue paper, different coloured pom poms, and lots of glitter. 

Wednesday we were singing and learning 'wind the bobbin up,' this is another of Acorns favourites. We had a go at threading oour own bobbins with wool, it was so much fun. 

Thursday was the last day of 'world nursery rhyme week' on this day we sang 'heads, shoulders, knees and toes,' on this day we created our own people with split pins and lots of colour. We went for another hunt around the school to find the different body parts, it was so much fun. 

At the end of the session Miss Barber gave out certificates to congratulate the children on completing the 'world nursery rhyme week.'