Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton and Ditcheat Primary Schools

Acorn - Reception

Summer 2022

Please see our intended learning below for our summer term topic: 'Our Wonderful World.' Please continue to visit this web page regularly to follow our learning journey during our final term in Acorn Class. Many thanks.

We are so good at re-telling The Queen's Hat. Take a listen!

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Our first swimming session was a huge success!

Our London learning continues...

We have been painting our favourite London Landmark.

    Spring 202

Please see our intended learning for the Spring Term below in our 'All Creatures Great and Small' topic web. Please continue to visit this page regularly to catch up on learning in Acorn Class. Many thanks.

We discovered so many new things this afternoon during our Longleat visit. Huge thanks to the PTA for funding this.

We really love the apparatus!

A little bit of planting (and lots of watering)...

We have been working collaboratively during forest school to make a nest.

During science week we explored and investigated. Take a look below...

'Lazy Lion' is our new Acorn Class text and we spent the afternoon using pastels to create a symmetrical lion picture.

As part of our learning about the story 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley,' we followed multi part instructions to make our own kites today.

We have been sewing fish, practising our 'over stitch' and 'running stitch.' Superb concentration and fine motor Acorn Class!

What happens to an ice lolly when it is wrapped in newspaper?

We have been using pastels to make observational drawings of sardines.

We have been learning how fish breathe underwater and looked at gills on a sardine.

We have been learning how whales keep warm and have carried out our own 'blubber' investigation. We quickly realised that the 'blubber' hand was much warmer than the hand in the empty bag.

Look at our whales...

Autumn 2021

A very warm welcome to Acorn Class and to Upton Noble Primary School. Our theme for this term is: 'Story, Rhyme and Pantomime' and the 'Topic Web' below should give you an idea of what is is planned, although this can change depending on the children and their interests. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date with our learning. Many thanks.



Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Today, we received a special message from the big man himself...

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A super party with games, chocolate fingers and sausage rolls! You can tell it's Christmas.

We couldn't be more proud...

Anybody would think it was December...

Luckily, we managed to gobble up all of the gingerbread men we baked today before they ran away!

We have been spotting birds in our grounds and have been learning about migration.

We have immersed ourselves in our Gingerbread Man story.

We had a special visitor to Acorn Class...

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Acorn Class have been exploring our local church and have been asking lots of questions about what they saw.

Today we made and ate bread. We learnt about 'proving' and 'kneading' and the importance of yeast. We sequenced the recipe and talked about how delicious and light the bread tasted.

We have had a busy week learning about repeating patterns.

We have made masks and acted out the story of Rosie's Walk in groups.

Just in case you missed our fantastic Harvest song yesterday...

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Thanks to Zara's mummy for teaching us all about her dairy farm. The maize plant was enormous and the silage smelt very strong!

We welcomed Katie, a dental nurse today, who taught us how to brush our teeth and why we need to do this. We then practised brushing. The classroom smelt very minty!

We welcomed a 'brahma' and two 'silkie' chickens into Acorn Class today as part of our learning on Rosie's Walk. We got to stroke them, feed them and listen to them as they chatted away. We learned that silkies have blue ears and 5 toes and brahmas are enormous and have 4 toes.

We have been painting our families whilst thinking about why we love them so much. We thought carefully about colour, position and background. Aren't they just incredible!

We made our Class Charter and thought about rights and responsibilities in Acorn Class. We put our photos on the Class Charter bus and promised to follow the rules for a safe and happy classroom.

We have been painting self portraits on paper and ceramic tiles thinking carefully about mixing paint. We used mirrors to look at our features first.

We have had a fabulous first day exploring both the indoor and outdoor classrooms, whilst learning what it means to be in Acorn Class.