Acorns

Miss Bolton is the class teacher in Acorns, supported by Miss Manning.

For children in early years education, there is an emphasis on learning through play and independent activities that run alongside. This is designed to develop the foundation skills that the children need in order to develop as successful learners. Therefore, equal relevance is given to the  development of social and emotional skills, as well as phonics, writing and number development.

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A typical day for the children in the Acorns class is made up of many different elements: speaking and listening, phonics, reading and writing activities, stories, poetry, art and craft, developing mathematical and scientific skills and knowledge, religious education, P.E. and music. With our new inquiry based curriculum this is now focused around a question. This is explored through different activities and lessons. During these sessions more questions arise from the children and our learning is directed by them. Knowledge organisers with some of the areas covered will be available for parents further down this page, with the progression of skills and correct vocabulary clearly explained. This way parents have an insight into the children’s learning and can help at home.

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. Miss Bolton and Miss Manning

‘Our focus for term 5 is:

             ‘Superworms and minibeasts’

    asking – How do they help us?

 

 

We will be using these books to discover more …

Do You Love Bugs?: The creepiest, crawliest book in the world    Superworm : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Amazon.co.uk: Books    We Build Our Homes: Small Stories of Incredible Animal Architects :  Knowles, Laura, Madden, Chris: Amazon.co.uk: Books    The Seedling That Didn't Want to Grow: Britta Teckentrup

             Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go    Lifecycles: Tadpole to Frog: 1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our RE question is: ‘Which places are special and why?’

Staff

Class Teacher: Miss Bolton
Teaching Assistant: Miss Manning

Reminders

  • Please sign your child’s reading record every evening, after hearing them read and put it in their book bag every day.
  • We like to get out as much as possible so please make sure that your child has their coat, hat and gloves with them in school everyday when it is colder. Or a sun hat on very sunny days.
  • Children need their wellington boots in school for any visits to our woods or to the orchard.
  • PE is every Friday with an extra session on a Thursday every two weeks. Please make sure that your child comes to school in their named PE kit on these days for their lessons.

White and black children's hands praying

Acorns Class Prayer

Dear Lord

Keep us safe this night

Safe from all our fears

May angels watch us whilst we sleep

Till morning light appears

Amen

Messages from Miss Bolton

A Knowledge Organiser is a document to explain what we will be covering in class. This also enables you as parents to go over new vocabulary with your children and to discuss your child’s learning with them at home.

If you click below, you can download the knowledge organisers.

 

 

Videos

Here are two videos to help you understand how we teach number, reading and writing in Acorns…

Early Number Sense

Early Reading and Writing

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