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Welcome to Acorn - Reception Class!


This year in Acorn Class, we have been very busy with lots of exciting activities.


Here's a bit of what we have been doing.


George’s Marvellous Medicine


Acorn class have been reading Roald Dahl's best-selling story George's Marvellous Medicine during guided reading (as a member of our class brought it into school to share with us). In response, we decided to create our own medicines that would create a happy school. We discussed our Christian values and our British values and chose some important ingredients to include. The children chose the ingredients they felt were the most important to them, to create their own unique medicine. Of course we did not taste our medicines, but we did smell them (yuck!). 



People Who Help Us


Acorn class visited the fire station as part of our topic ‘People who help us’. We learnt a lot about being a fire fighter:

  • We now know how to keep safe in an emergency.
  • Everyone had a turn to spray the water hose.
  • We sat inside the fire engine.
  • Some of us tried on the uniform.
  • We know that every fire fighter needs to be kind and brave


We had a brilliant trip!

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Animal Care


Acorn class were very lucky to be able to welcome Rosemary the vet and her pet dog into our classroom to teach us about how to care for animals. We listened to the dog’s heartbeat using a stethoscope, we brushed her fur and talked about the ways to stay safe if we meet a dog we do not know. The children were very well behaved as always, and excited to have a real dog join Acorn class! Later that week, the children each wrote a set of guidelines for caring for a dog, which we sent to Rosemary at Bishop’s Stortford Vets. 

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Polar Regions


During our ‘Polar Regions’ topic, we were given the fantastic opportunity to talk to a real polar researcher to celebrate National Antarctica Day. Boating officer Zach Priestley is based in Antarctica and he kindly gave up some of his time to send us a video of where he is based and to answer questions from the children via a live phonecall. Questions ranged from “How can I become an explorer?” to “Do you slip over a lot?” and Zach answered every question with enthusiasm and in great detail. As the children have been learning about Antarctica, they came armed with facts about the animals and climate. Zach told the children he was really impressed with their knowledge! It was a memorable experience for Acorn class and brought their Antarctica topic to a fantastic end.