Welcome to our Acorn class page
Grab a magnifying glass, look high and low, and look side-to-side, look near and far as we are going to become street detectives!
This half term, we will follow different routes around our local streets of Sibford Gower and Sibford Ferris. We will be using picture maps, identifying buildings from pictures taken ‘a long time ago’, using iPads to take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community has changed over time and how it can be improved. We will write sentences about what we have seen and found out, poetry about traditional rhymes and create persuasive adverts to promote the village. We will be looking at photographs to help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses of today and the past. We will find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We will also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists. We will set up our art materials and complete observational drawings of the area and complete surveys of to see which materials roofs are made from, the most popular colour of front door and other exciting findings.
At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.
Our Class Notice Board
Literacy, Maths and Science
Our current focus in maths is learning our number bonds to 5 and 10.
Our current focus in literacy is looking at and describing our local area. Preparing questions for our visitor who has lived in Sibford Gower a very long time and writing sentences to record what we have learnt.
Our current focus in Science is materials which buildings in Sibford Gower are made from, especially what the roofs are made from.
Our Class Photo Gallery
The children in Acorn Class learned about 'Poppy Day' and why we have a two minute silence. They used collage to make some beautiful pictures of poppies.
Pirate Day and special guests
Our Amazing Pirate costumes
We love to learn Phonics
Our Reception children graduate into Year One.
Parents and grandparents attended the Graduation Ceremony for the Reception Class of 2019. This really is one of the loveliest assemblies of the year. Well done to our brand new Year Ones!
Acorn Class Assembly
At the end of their exciting topic on Castles, Acorn Class shared their learning with the whole school, their parents and family friends in a Friday assembly.
They told us all sorts of interesting facts and shared their ideas for their own castles too. They imagined that they had different roles in castle life, from the cook to a knight and told us about their day. In Acorn classroom, they have built a castle they can sit inside for their role play area, complete with terrifying gargoyles! The children shared their gruesome gargoyle faces in assembly too. Horrible!
After making some sounds with their 'musical dragon' they shared some of the beautiful observation drawings of the flowers and plants that are growing on their class 'Spring' table. Thank you, Acorn Class.
Acorn Class have had great fun developing their topic on Castles. They have made 'Medieval Soup', and built a castle with gargoyles. For some pictures of their trip to Oxford Castle with Beech Class, please look at the Acorn and Beech Together Class Page.
Spring is coming to Acorn Class with shoots pushing through in the raised beds.