Welcome to Acorns - our nursery and reception.
Welcome to Acorns!
Wellbeing in Acorns
In Acorns, we love Forest School! We get to explore our lovely wooded area and join in with many activities such as den building, leaf rubbings, comparing and measuring natural objects and creating pictures using sticks. Our Acorns children are very interested in nature and animals and are often found hunting for minibeasts or creating them homes.
Religious Education Autumn Term
Our Christian values for this term are generosity and compassion. We learnt about what it means to be generous and talked about how we have shown generosity in our own lives. We listened to the story of 'The Magic paintbrush' and thought about how we would spread generosity if we had a magic paintbrush.
In RE lessons, we have been learning about Saint Francis and how he looked after animals and birds. We went on a nature walk and talked about how we could look after our own natural environment in school.
We have also been learning about festivals such as Harvest and talked about special foods that are used in festivals. We even got to taste some yummy donuts like our friends at the local Jewish school told us that they had at Hanukkah.
At Christmas, we learnt about the nativity story and why Christians perform nativity plays at this time of year. We also enjoyed making Christingles and finding out about what the different parts of them represent.
RE Spring Term - Courage and special books
In RE this first half term, we are learning about the Christian value of courage. We listened to the story 'Daniel and the Lion's Den' and learnt how Daniel showed courage by trusting in God. We then created a 'courage jar' each, which we decorated and then filled with pictures of when we have shown courage in our own lives.
We are also learning about why the Bible is a holy book for Christians and what it tells us about the values of honesty, courage and friendship.