Little Acorns News 15.03.24

Mrs McKeating, Little Acorns

15th March 2024

Every week in Little Acorns is busy and full, but this one seems to have been jam packed from start to finish! From STEM week and Professor Bubbles, to trips to see Mrs McClure’s chickens, to meeting our caterpillars, to ‘drawing’ music and of course finishing off with the Solefield Race for Life, we have not stopped! We hope you enjoy seeing what your children have been up to and wish you a restful weekend!

Congratulations to Kristine who received another resilience award this week for being so close to tying her own shoelaces. Your perseverance is an example to us all!

Please do let us know if your child has worked hard to learn a new skill at home. There is no limit to the number of awards they can receive, and it is wonderful for their self confidence to see their hard work recognised.

Well done to Harriet for producing another beautiful dinosaur project! It is clear to see how much time and effort has gone into your work.

Book of the week

We have had a fascinating week of storytelling centred around the book Hike by Pete Oswald. It is filled with beautiful illustrations, but has no words. It was so interesting to hear what the children had taken from the book after we first read it and was great to gauge their comprehension. We also discussed how no two people would tell the story in the same way, as with other books. Storytelling is a key early literacy skill and so it was wonderful towards the end of the week to see some of the children ‘reading’ the book to their friends.


Over the last couple of weeks the children have been listening to different pieces of music and hearing the changing rhythm and beat. This week they had a go at ‘drawing’ the music using colourful dots and wiggly lines to represent what they could hear. It was a lot of noisy fun, and a great precursor to learning to read and write music.

Our quote of the week

After going to visit Coco the cat at Mrs McClure’s house, Mr Coston asked Anselm how Coco felt when he stroked her, to which he replied ‘Happier than she was because she thought I was a baby cat!’.

Something to look forward to...

We will be going on a very special kind of hunt at Riverhill during outdoor learning next week!


* End of term arrangements – The Spring Term finishes at 12 noon on Thursday 21st March, following our Family Drop-in Morning. Please refer to the email from the school office for further details.

* We are adding lots more posts to the Little Acorns Tapestry account so please remember to keep checking back! We would also love it if you wanted to add any pictures or comments about what the children have been up to at home.

* Please could all children have a water bottle in school for snack and lunchtimes.