Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls
Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls

Christmas Time Told in Rhyme

Group of school children performing nativity play

This year’s Acorns’ Christmas party featured a visit from Father Christmas, who read a story and brought a gift along for each of the children.  They are very much looking forward to his next visit on Christmas Eve! On Thursday afternoon, the Acorns then performed their nativity to the Juniors.  Packwood’s Director of Music, Mrs […]

Acorns Prepare for Christmas

Packwood pupils choosing a Christmas Tree

Each year Acorns have the very important task of choosing the Christmas tree for the Acorns department.  Packwood has its own Christmas tree plantation and every December coloured card is attached to the trees that are ready to be harvested.  The Acorns carefully inspect the trees, checking for greenness, width, height and suitability for the […]

Acorns Open Assembly

Children performing on stage

The Acorns gave their first performance of the year on Friday.  The theme was Diwali and this was reflected through the songs and poems they performed.  They sang songs that they had learned with Mrs Boutwood on the theme of goodness and light.  Year 1 recited a poem on the theme of light, while Year […]

Farm Theme Day for Packwood Acorns

Three boys completing a puzzle in a classroom

Acorns returned to school refreshed following their half term holiday, ready for their Down On The Farm Theme Day. Everyone looked fantastic in their costumes which included farmers, scarecrows, cows, sheep, cats, dogs and rabbits! During the morning the children worked in mixed-aged groups to complete activities such as constructing a pigsty, stable or tractor […]

Packwood Acorns Visit Victorian Village

Group of school children visiting a shop in a Victorian town

For their first trip of the year, Packwood Acorns took a step back in time to visit Blists Hill Victorian Village near Ironbridge. The children participated in workshops and enjoyed the hands on nature of the day. They explored authentic shops and houses, and were able to see what a working village looked like in […]

Art and Crafts Day for Reception Parents

Mother and son doing enjoying art and crafts activities in classroom

This week Reception parents were invited to join their children for an afternoon of Art and Crafts at Packwood. Together they painted farm animals and explored stencilling to create their own farm pictures. Many of the activities were birthday themed, in celebration of one pupil’s birthday. This including decorating cakes and balloons, using collage and […]

‘Puzzled Penguin’ Performance by Packwood Acorns

Packwood School drama performance

The Acorns Spring Term Open Assembly was a performance of ‘The Puzzled Penguin’. The children had been working hard all term to learn the songs and never cease to amaze their teachers with their ability to remember all the words! The Reception children are developing their confidence on the stage and are singing the songs […]

Acorns Trip to Shrewsbury Museum

The Packwood minibuses magically transported the Acorns to the land of the dinosaurs, otherwise known as Shrewsbury Museum.  They had an exciting morning learning all about the dinosaurs and helping the curators create an exhibition.  The children learned how to identify different types of dinosaur by looking at their feet and teeth.  To help them […]

Acorns Enjoy Ice Worlds Theme Day

Children dressed up as animals

This week Acorns experienced a special ‘Ice Worlds’ theme day. All the children and teachers came to school dressed in fantastic costumes – there were polar bears, penguins, explorers, snow leopards and Arctic foxes and hares to name just a few. The children worked in groups and rotated around a variety of ‘Ice World’ activities. […]

Acorns Learn about Chinese New Year

Children drawing pictures

Acorns have been learning about Chinese New Year. This involved an online storytelling session with Polly Yang from Settle Stories, who told the story of ‘The Great Race’ which explained how the animals of the Chinese zodiac were chosen. The children learned the names of the animals in Mandarin and have since been heard practising […]