Welcome to Little Acorns and Chestnut Class!
Welcome to Chestnuts were we are always busy learning and having lots of fun!
Our class teacher is Miss Townson and our Teaching Assistant is Ms Gallagher. On Thursday afternoons we have Ms Powell. Mr Kenall helps us with PE lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. We are very lucky to have our volunteer Annie to help with different jobs in class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For the latest updates please check Twitter, check out this weeks Newsletter or access the Parents section of the Website to read the latest letter from Mrs Kendall.
Pick a different activity to do each day. You could pick one you like or use a random number generator to pick one for you.
Email Miss Townson a picture to show her which activities you have completed.
Why did you choose that activity?
What did you like about it? Why?
Helping your child return to school
Home learning packs have been sent home. Having a daily routine may make home learning easier to manage, below you will find a suggested timetable to help give your day a structure while having fun learning and playing together. Find your own approach. Don't worry about recreating school at home. But - if you're looking for ideas there are lots of links below to support your child home. Try to do some form of Phonics and Maths each day. It's important to keep active, so make sure you do some form of exercise daily.
Check the website weekly to see the latest updates and new home learning challenges set by Miss Townson. Keep in touch and share your home learning activities by emailing them to Miss Townson.
For additional advice on Home Learning activities, please see the Home Learning Page.
REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE AND ENJOY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY!
Here you will find work uploaded weekly for you to use at home to continue to support the children's learning.
Twinkl Home Learning Hub - New ideas, everyday!
Each day you'll find a new set of daily activities including book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more to help fill your days and offer some much-needed variety. Activities will be listed the day before - giving you time to get prepped and set up for the next day's learning.
Let's start a giant game of eye spy. Each week make a new picture and display it in your window. As you go for a walk for your daily exercise, see how many pictures you can spot.
Keeping children safe and happy during school closures
Below are links to sites offering resources and guidance about helping children to cope with the change and uncertainty we all face.
As children spend time at home, perhaps with increased access to the internet it's vital that we keep them safe while online.
Home activity packs for ages 4-5
Support for parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.
What a wonderful whole school trip we have had at Grizedale forest. We worked together to follow the Zog trail solving the clues and turning the tree bells. We all shared our lunch together then adventured on the park!
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Today we welcomed the new reception children. We helped them hunt for bears hiding in the school grounds. Afterwards we enjoyed a teddy bear's picnic and listened to a story.
We have loved creating our Sensory garden this week. The children explored the different smells and textures of the plants and herbs and thought about how we use them in everyday life. We have also planted tomatoes, baby sweetcorn, sweet peas and lettuce which we will use at snack time :) The children are very proud of their hard work and can not wait to eat the lovely things that they have grown.
This week we have had a lovely visit from Diddi dance, the children used ribbons, pom poms, and different ways of travelling. It was a hit! We hope to enjoy some more of these sessions soon :)
The children have done a fantastic job on their Peppa Pig muddy puddle walk this week! We have raised £146 so far for the great charity Save the Children and our EYFS setting :) Well done class 1, and thank you everyone for your kind sponsors and support.
Wow! What a fun aftenoon.....we went on a zog hunt, we had to solve clues which led us to a treat. Chocolate dragon eggs!! After our Zog hunt we enjoyed toasting marshmallows.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Both the reception and Pre-School children loved watching a caterpillar turn into a beautiful Butterfly, The children now know the life cycle of a butterfly.
Look how beautiful they are.
Class 2 joined us while we set our butterflies free.
We enjoyed a Peter Rabbit hunt in the Outdoor area. We made bunny ears and hopped through to the big tyres, past Mr McGregors garden and counted the carrots and then into the willow. We found Peter rabbit munching on letter carrots! We made a sentence "Peter Rabbit Loves carrots!". We loved playing hide and seek and hiding like bunnies. We even saw a real Flopsy bunny. Lots of fun on our adventure!
Another busy week in class 1!
We took part in our school Science day and we made some time capsules in class 1. We used string to measure how tall we are, made paint hand prints, drew our own self portraits using mirrors and made our own All about me rainbows! We decided we would burry them in our gardens and dig them up in 10 years time!
This week we have celebrated Shrove Tuesday and had a lovely morning in the hall making our own pancakes!
We followed a set of instructions, designed our perfect pancake and then helped to measure out all the ingredients.
We also thought about our Lenten promises and how we could do that bit extra during Lent. The children created some fantastic sentences and pictures.
The children loved spending Thursday morning with Miss. Shooter.......They got the parachute out and played some games.
After that we finished the weeding and filled all our planters up with soil ready for planting over the next few weeks.
The children worked really well as a team.
Yesterday was our trip to the Butterfly House..... We had a super busy but fun day.
This started with a walk up the big hill to the butterfliy house then a tour and a look at all the mini beast.
We were so lucky with the weather that we had our lunch outdoors after lunch we went for a play on the park.....even the teachers joined in.
On the way back to the coach we hunted for more mini beasts....one of the children even found a dinasaur footprint!
Wow.... What a busy week we have had in EYFS.
We have started cleaning away the weeds and rubbish from our outdoor area ready for planting.
This was a very hard job but the children worked well as a team.....we will continue this again next week.
Also this week we designed and made healthy pizza's which were very yummy.
As you can see lots of fun was had on Winnie the Pooh day from colouring pictures to facepainting.
The Reception and Pre-School children had a great day at Wildlife Oasis! We saw lots of differents animals and all got the chance to hold and stroke them.
Today we visited Carnforth Library and had a story read to her by the Librarian. The children had a great time sharing stories.
Today Mr Lambert, the Lolly Pop Man, came to visit Class 1 to talk about all the things he does to help us safely cross the road. The children asked him questions and they had a go crossing the road safely using our pretend road in our outdoor area.
A look at Polish Traditions
Today we looked at Polish Traditions and Customs. Some of our parents helped out sending information and food for us to try. We had a great afternoon.
Wash, Wash, Wash your hands
Today the School Nurse came to visit Class 1. We read a story about washing hands. The nurse put glitter on our hands and we explored how germs spread.
As part of our " All about Me" theme we asked children to make a healthy soup at home abd send in pictures of them making the soup. Oskar made a healthy "Happy Veg Soup". Luckily for us Oskar brought it in to school for us all to try. It was yummy.
Today Richard, from Tesco, came to visit Class 1 and talk about healthy food. We talked about who grows their own fruit and vegetables. The children made a fruit face on paper plates and ate it. The children also did fruit prints.
We had a healthy breakfast for Snack and Chat today. The children really enjoyed their cereal, yogurt, fruit, orange or milk.
Poor Miss Shooter came to work with spots today. Class 1 made her feel better using our Doctor's Surgery.
WELCOME TO CLASS 1 2018 TO 2019