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Acorns do the Groundworks

The children in Packwood Acorns enjoyed a fascinating day exploring the Groundwork Education Centre near Wrexham yesterday where they investigated the homes and habitats of all sorts of different creatures. Pond dipping was particularly rewarding as the children discovered newts, tadpoles, snails, mayfly larvae and a great variety of strange and unfamiliar animals. After listening ... Continue Reading

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Acorns focus on light and dark

This term’s Science Day for the children in Packwood Acorns was on the theme of Light and Dark to complement their topic of Space. Earlier in the term, they had the chance to explore Earth’s galaxy and the constellations with the help of a fantastic inflatable planetarium brought to Packwood by the team from Techniquest ... Continue Reading

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Forest School fun

Packwood Acorns held a Forest School open morning on the first Saturday of the autumn term, which proved to be a great opportunity for the new children to get to know each other while having lots of fun in the great outdoors. Taking the school’s 125th birthday as their theme, the Acorns celebrated with some ... Continue Reading

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Acorns explore Chirk Castle

Yesterday, pupils in Packwood Acorns enjoyed a hands-on History day learning about life in a mediaeval castle during their visit to Chirk. The children dressed up in servants’ costumes before starting their tour. They were able to compare these simple clothes with those that the rich Tudor occupants of the castle would have worn and they tried ... Continue Reading

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Acorns unveil Gold award

Over the course of the past 18 months, Packwood Acorns has been taking part in the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools initiative that encourages schools to participate in green activities. Earlier this term the children earned the gold level award and last Friday saw the official unveiling of the Green Tree Schools Gold award plaque. ... Continue Reading

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Acorns test the ice

There was an exciting off-timetable day for the children in Packwood Acorns yesterday as they enjoyed an in-depth exploration of this term’s Ice Worlds topic in their Science Day. Reception pupils made and tested boats for penguins, investigated the effect of a layer of blubber around their hands in a bowl of ice, and filled ... Continue Reading

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