Mrs Nash is the class teacher in Acorns, supported by Mrs Startup. For children in early years education, there is an emphasis on learning through play and independent activity that goes alongside. This is designed to develop the foundational skills that the children will need in order to develop as successful learners. Therefore, children engage in activities that support the development of social and emotional skills, alongside their phonics, writing and number development.
A typical day for the children in the Acorns class is made up of many different elements: talking and listening, reading and writing activities, stories and poetry, art and craft , developing mathematical and scientific skills and knowledge, religious education, P.E. and music. These are usually organised around a particular theme (e.g. 'Weather' or 'Space' ). These themes usually last about a term and incorporate all aspects of the curriculum. The security offered by the firm yet happy setting of our Acorns class enables the children’s educational foundations to be established.
Thank you for all your support
Mrs Nash and Mrs Startup
Our focus for this term is:
Overview of learning journey:
We are going to imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first paleontologists! We will immerse ourselves in imaginative dinosaur learning as we go back in time and imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes.
What do we know about dinosaurs and how do we know?
We will begin our learning journey by making life sized models of dinosaurs and cooking dinosaur biscuits!
Learning journey steps:
We will read Harry and the dinosaurs and retell the story.
Write our own dinosaur stories innovating Three Billy Goats Gruff.
We will consider the diets of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs and if any dinosaurs were omnivores; what is the evidence for these two sets of dinosaurs?
Inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating we will think about healthy eating; create our own healthy dinosaur feast of Dinosaur savoury snacks and swamp smoothies.
Learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; make some dinosaur inspired music and dance.
Watch our chicks hatch out of eggs. Look at life cycles of chickens and dinosaurs.
Explore all sorts of dinosaur maths including counting, measuring, weighing and sorting; learn dinosaur counting rhymes and make a class dinosaur inspired number line.
During our learning journey we plan to go to Port Lympne to the Dinosaur Park.
Finally, please could we have any books related to dinosaurs. Also could we have all sizes of tubes make 3D models of dinosaurs.
Class teacher: Mrs Nash
Teaching assistant: Mrs Startup
- Please sign your child's reading record every evening, after hearing them read and put it in their book bag every day.
- Please make sure that your child has their coat or pac a mac with them in school everyday.
- This term apply sun cream and make sure your child comes with a sun hat.
- Children need their wellington boots in school for any visits to our woods.
- PE is every Tuesday - please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school for their lesson.
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