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Acorn Class 1st -5th July 2024

Next week, we are learning....

Literacy– Next week, we will be enjoying the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ and creating our own pirate adventure complete with treasure maps!

Maths– Next week, we will be focusing on solving number problems using our mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, doubling and sharing.

Phonics– Next week, we will continue Phase 4 Mastery of our Unlocking Letters and Sounds programme. We will be looking at polysyllabic words and revisiting common exception words ‘when’ and ‘out’.

Topic/UTW– Our theme this week will focusing on ‘Pirates’. We will learn about how to speak like a pirate, create our own pirate ships using junk modelling, count lots of treasure and make our own treasure maps.

This week, we have been learning.....


This week we have been using our previous learnt mathematical skills to help us solve problems. We read the story ‘How many legs?’ by Kes Gray which inspired us to make our own addition number sentences using animals. We build number sentences by counting and adding the amount of legs together. Some of the animals tricked us by having zero legs!


This week, we have been experimenting with making colours lighter. We talked about shades and how by making something darker or lighter makes a different shade of a colour. We watched an episode of Colourblocks and discovered what we would need to add to make something lighter or darker. We then did a exploration of adding white to our paint pot each time, mixing it up and then painting a line. We were excited to see the difference in colour as we continued to add white paint and the final results were great. 


In R.E, our Christian friends Tom and Tessa told us about how they like to look after and care for their world around them. We talked about ways that we could look after our world and agreed that we could go and tidy up our school by picking up litter. The Acorns went on a mission to collect all the litter around the school and were amazed by how much we actually found! Well done Acorns!