Miss Bolton is the class teacher in Acorns, supported by Mrs Williams. 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.
The security offered by the firm yet happy setting of our Acorns class enables the children’s educational foundations to be established.
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 focussed 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. It could be that the question lends itself to be more science based so a knowledge organiser will be available for parents as well as children 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.
Thank you for all your support
Miss Bolton and Mrs Williams
Our focus question for term 4 is:
Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter Garden?
Class teacher: Miss Bolton
Teaching assistant: Mrs Williams
- 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 a hat and gloves are a good idea, as we like to get out as much as possible.
- Children need their wellington boots in school for any visits to our woods or to the orchard.
- PE is every Thursday with an extra session on a Tuesday every four weeks. Please make sure that your child has their named PE kit in school for their lessons.
Messages from Miss Bolton
Video message to Acorns - 27.03.2020
Julia Donaldson is reading (or singing) one of her books every Thursday at 4pm, this is the first one from 4th April.⇓ Week 2 White Rose Maths is also based on a Julia Donaldson book!
For more activities also head to Gruffalo.com.
The Acorns Gallery
Home Learning in photos:
I know you are missing each other, just as I am missing you, so here you can see what the rest of the class has been doing to whilst we are not at school. Please email me your photos so I can add them.
30.03.2020 - Thank you for sending me some photos. You all look like you are getting stuck into lots of interesting learning at home. Well done. Keep the photos coming please.
04.04.2020 - I've updated your fabulous photos. It is so lovely to see you out and about in the woods and on your adventurous walks.
School Learning in photos:
Using our senses on a Gruffalo hunt in the woods ...
Thank you to Zoe Orchard Farm Flowers for letting us gather some of your lovely apples. We took them back to school and made delicious apple muffins and bird feeders which we hung in our orchard area. The children also took some home - what did you all make I wonder?