acornsMrs 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:

Wild West

Overview of learning journey:

We will begin our topic by visiting Hastings Museum where we will view the fantastic collection from Native North America.


  • Investigating information texts to collect information to write own text
  • Designing and making a dream catcher.
  • Designing and making a false face mask by the Iroquois tribe.
  • Exploring forces and mechanisms to create a prairie schooner.
  • Exploring and investigating materials from the Wild West.
  • Computing control - using Beebot and Roamer .
  • Locating America and the Great Plains on a map.
  • Sequencing and acting out the story of The Gingerbread Cowboy.
  • Reading and learning other stories and songs about the Wild West.
  • Exploring and understanding Advent
  • The First Christmas - reading, discussing and acting out the story.
  • Creating a Nativity scene.
  • Nativity Performance
  • How we celebrate Christmas - gifts, cards and decorations.

We will complete our learning Journey by having a Wild West Day, when we would like the children to dress up.

Finally, please could we have any books related to the Wild West. Also could we have beads and feathers to make dream catchers and. a small shallow box to make a prairie schooner.


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 with them in school
  • Children need their wellington boots in school for any visits to our woods
  • PE is every Thursday - please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school for their lesson

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