Follow the link below to see St John's Big Acorns class.
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The children have been busy planting potatoes this week as part of a competition set by the organisers of the Mid Devon Show. The children will enjoy looking after the potatoes and hopefully accumulate more! A big thank you to Heard and Sendells for supplying all the materials for us to be able to do this.
People who help us.
Did someone call 999? - Emergency! This week, Acorns have enjoyed visits from PC Rob and PC Mel with their police van and then Paramedics Simon and Rachel with their ambulance.
PC Rob and PC Mel talked to the children about their role as police officers and read the children a police story. The children were able to explore their uniform,handcuffs, radios - even speaking to the Exeter Control centre and the children especially enjoyed climbing in the police van, listening to the siren and seeing the flashing beacons.
When the ambulance paramedics visited, Acorns had the opportunity to explore the paramedics kit bag, with children being bandaged, having their blood pressure and oxygen levels taken and listening to the paramedics talking on their radios. The children then went outside to explore the ambulance, riding on the stretcher lift, trying on paramedic uniform and listening to the ambulance siren.
What an exciting week!!
This week, has been challenge week in the Foundation Stage and the children have really enjoyed taking part in a range of science and critical thinking activities. They have shown amazing perseverance and used their prediction skills to test their knowledge and understanding of how and why things happen.
Climbing through spiders webs, testing magnetic forces, investigating dissolving and working as a team have been some of the challenges they have faced and there's still more to come!
World Book Day
Acorns celebrated World Book Day, by dressing up as their favorite book characters. The children came dressed as a range of story characters including Fairytale Princesses, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Three Little Pigs, Superheroes, Animal characters, Old McDonald, Pirates and many other favorite story characters.
The children enjoyed a day of story based activities, creating their own puppet shows, story masks and listening to some of their favorite stories they had brought in from home.
The day culminated in a parade of costumes, with winners being awarded a storybook to take home and read. It was a really fun day and the children all looked brilliant!
Acorns enjoyed creating their own home learning projects 'Black, White and Colour'. We were so impressed with the projects that the children brought in and have created a wonderful display for them to admire each others' work.
Well Done Acorns!
The children in the Foundation Stage have enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year. On Wednesday the children had fun sharing their learning with the whole school and visitors during their assembly. The children enjoyed singing and dancing as well as acting out the story of the Chinese Zodiac. Acorn children displayed their craft of hats, fans, dragons and lanterns for all to see.
Well done to all the Acorn children, you were all brilliant! Thank you to everyone that came along today. It was great to see so many of you there. We hope you enjoyed it!
Chinese New Year
Children in the Foundation Stage have really enjoyed learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated.