Space travel

Acorns have loved learning all about the planets this week with a visit from the mobile planetarium. They learned all about the atmosphere on different planets, as well as what the different planets are made of. We have also been looking at money and paying for our ticket to get into the planetarium. Some children even made amounts using different coins up to 10 and 20p!

Science week

This week was all about space, science and experimenting in Acorns. We made our own rockets and not only did we get to work with the older children in Year 3 making plastic out of milk, we also got to make a rainbow on a plate! Later on in the week, we had a science treasure hunt and made an ‘exploding rocket’ with cola and mints. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all of the experiments this week!

 

Walks, fun and porridge

Acorns started ‘Walk to School’ week off with a lovely stroll to the local park where some of us were experiencing the joys of a local park for the very first time.

Later on in the week, we were looking at sequencing familiar activities and following instructions in order. As we were reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, naturally we made porridge and got to eat the fruits of our labour! What was quite amusing is that the children were using the story language without even realising…… “Miss Mockford, this porridge is too hot!”

 

Making soup

For our continued learning on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ this week, we were looking at instructions. We made soup for Red Riding Hood’s sick grandma and then ordered how to make the soup. We had great fun using the kitchen and tasting the soup before we sent it to grandma.