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Celebration Event after Sports Day Thursday 20th June. Sports Day picnic from 12.

Information for Parents: How to say the sounds

Confused about how to pronounce the sounds found in Read Write Inc. Phonics? Worry not - 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home. - - - Did you like this video?

Information for Parents: What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

If your child attends a Read Write Inc. school, watch this video to find out why children love learning to read, write and spell using Read Write Inc. Phonics, how Read Write Inc. Phonics works in school, and how parents can help at home. - - - Did you like this video?

Phonics and reading presentation

Explanation of Early Learning Goals (for use with end of term reports)

We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition!

We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 1
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 2
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 3
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 4
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 5
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 6
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 7
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 8
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 9
We enjoyed thinking about healthy and unhealthy food before making fruity faces and cake faces to serve at our art exhibition! 10

Matisse on Mondays art project

 

We have been exploring Henri Matisse's collage artworks!

Image of book - Henri's Scissors

We began by reading stories about Matisse, finding out that he had loved painting since he was a child, but, after becoming ill as an old man, changing his technique to using paper and scissors. 

We looked at lots of Matisse's pictures, talking about our likes and dislikes and thinking about the skills Matisse had used to make his art. 

 

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We focused on a picture called 'the snail' and talked about whether or not we thought it looked like a snail! We made our own simple collages and gave them titles, just like Matisse.

 

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In our second week we found out that Matisse had assistants who made coloured paper for him by painting. We experimented with mixing our own colours, then painted our own paper.

We cut out curvy shapes to re-create our own class version of Matisse's picture 'The Sheaf'

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We carried on our project by looking at self-portraits and thinking about which features the artists had chosen to include or leave out of their portraits. We took photos of ourselves to really look at our own features, then embellished them using felt pens to create some very unique artworks!

Open Morning Pre-School

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Red Nose Day gurning competition

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Red Nose Day 

We will be celebrating Red Nose Day on Friday March 24th.

All children are invited to wear red and to make a Red Nose Day money box to fill with pennies to help us raise money.

 

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Alice in Wonderland World Book Day

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The staff like dressing up too!

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Parents' evening Spring 2017

You are warmly invited to our Spring Term Parents' Evenings on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. Appointment letters are going home this week (w/b 28th February).

Alice in Wonderland day for World Book Week

We are looking forward to seeing everyone's costumes on Friday! We will be having a fun day with cooking, a tea party and our book swap.

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Some fabulous number outfits were worn for number day!

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Our new story is the Magic Porridge Pot. We made and tried porridge and have been acting out the story in the classroom.

Our new story is the Magic Porridge Pot. We made and tried porridge and have been acting out the story in the classroom. 1
Our new story is the Magic Porridge Pot. We made and tried porridge and have been acting out the story in the classroom. 2
Our new story is the Magic Porridge Pot. We made and tried porridge and have been acting out the story in the classroom. 3
Our new story is the Magic Porridge Pot. We made and tried porridge and have been acting out the story in the classroom. 4

Chinese New Year

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If you go down to the woods today ...

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We spent some time in the nature area, fishing in the pond and telling stories from the storyteller's chair. Some children thought there might be a troll in the pond! Lots of children picked up sticks and made pretend campfires. Stanley said that was what (Native American) Indians did. Some children pretended to toast marshmallows on the fire. Lois took a picture of the bare branches against the sky.

What is snow made of?

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We investigated 'What is snow made of?' by collecting some snow and bringing it inside. The children said it was made of ice, so the next question was 'What is ice made of?' We discovered that ice is made of water. When it is cold, the water freezes into ice. When it gets warmer, the ice melts and is water again.

Jack Frost

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We read the story 'Jack Frost' and talked about how the author had used colour to show that it was cold. We made our own frosty pictures, finding out how to use pastels at the same time (they smudge!)

A Christmas Recipe - what a wonderful performance!

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We made ice ornaments to find out about freezing and melting

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Christmas Party 9th December

All Little Acorns are invited to join us for the morning of Friday 9th December when we will join with Willow class in the hall to see children from Leicester High School perform a Christmas play.

Following the play Acorns and Little Acorns will have a Christmas party with songs, games and festive nibbles. Children who do not normally attend on a Friday are welcome to join us for the morning (usual session fees apply £12.30). Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like your child to attend. 

Christ the King service at St Andrew's church

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Thanks to the parents (and grandparent) who came to Acorn's Christmas art open afternoon

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Children in need day!

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Exploring the story of Noah's Ark

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Learning about Remembrance Day

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Exploring pumpkins

Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape.

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Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 2
Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 3
Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 4
Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 5
Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 6
Acorns and Little Acorns enjoyed pushing their way through the bushes, exploring the autumn landscape. 7

We've been using Autumn finds to help with our maths

We've been using Autumn finds to help with our maths 1

Is it Christmas already?! The children were singing Jingle Bells while we made our Christmas cards!

Is it Christmas already?! The children were singing Jingle Bells while we made our Christmas cards! 1

We gave the camera to the children for the day ...

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Number time! Making necklaces and crowns and talking about the different number beads.

Number time! Making necklaces and crowns and talking about the different number beads. 1

International Dot Day ~ September 26th (ish) 2016

 

We had a fun week of activities inspired by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds. We sang and danced along to the Dot Song and encouraged each other to make our mark.

We made dot pictures using loose parts, pen and paper, stickers and paint.

 

We made a scarecrow!

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An artist came to school and showed us how to make flowers using glue, buttons and paint.

An artist came to school and showed us how to make flowers using glue, buttons and paint. 1
Our first day at school!
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Say hello to our worry monster!

This little monster will eat any worries you might have ... we need to give it a name ... can you think of one?

Mrs Martin is worried that she might forget to bring her packed lunch to school!

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50 things to do before you start school - Activity Guide

Transition morning 11th July 2016

 

We had a lovely morning in big school, playing inside and outside, having stories and songs and getting to know our new classmates. We went on a tour of all the important people and places in big school and took some photos!

Picture 1 Our school library
Picture 2 Our computer suite
Picture 3 Mrs Burton teaches the big children
Picture 4 Mrs Howkins helps us in the office
Picture 5 Our room will look different after the holidays!
Picture 6 The piano outside our classroom
Picture 7 Our headteacher, Mrs White
Picture 8 Miss Springett works with us on Monday and Tuesday
Picture 9 Mrs Bartlett works with us on Wednesday and Friday
Picture 10 Mrs Martin works with us every day
Picture 11 We will play here at breaktime and lunchtime
Picture 12 Our outdoor story circle
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