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

Acorns Cricket Festival

Young children practising cricket skills on school playing field

On Tuesday 14th May, the sun shone for the Packwood Acorns Cricket Festival, which involved all of the Acorns children participating in different elements of the game. The event was organised by Mrs Parry and supported by the Acorns teachers and three excellent helpers from Year 8 – Adam, Callie and Sam. The Reception and […]

Packwood Acorns – An African Adventure

Group of children visiting Chester Zoo with animals in the background

Packwood Acorns recently travelled to Chester Zoo to tie in with this term’s theme of “An African Adventure”. The children focused primarily on African animals and learnt fascinating facts about them. They were particularly surprised to discover that a lemur can jump up to nine metres. They had the opportunity to walk through the lemur […]

Bikeability Training for Packwood Acorns

Four young boys learning to ride bikes at Packwood

Packwood Acorns have recently taken part in Bikeability training, through Learn Cycle. Over two days the pupils used balance and pedal bikes to develop their balance and coordination skills. On the first day, they were given plenty of time to practice and fine tune their skills. The focus was on space awareness and the handling […]

An Exploration of Space and Science

Young children at a science museum exploring activities

Packwood Acorns recently travelled to Wrexham to visit Xplore, its fascinating Science Discovery Centre. There was much excitement about the vast array of interactive and educational activities on offer, with the first workshop following the theme of construction. The children worked together to build the tallest towers possible, to experiment with creating various 2D and […]

Acorns Enjoy an Array of Activities

Young children sat in classroom holding drawings of rockets

Acorns pupils have been ‘Extreme Reading’ over the holidays. They loved reading in wonderful and unusual places as the first of many reading challenges they will embark on this term. Packwood’s reading reward system is well underway, and children have already started earning certificates. They are filling their passports with stamps for a variety of reasons linked […]

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 […]