Acorn Class – Foundation Stage/Year 1
Welcome to Acorn Class 2022/2023!
“We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you!”
Each day the children have lots of opportunities to explore, imagine, create and learn through their own play as well time with an adult to learn new skills and knowledge and apply these through practical play based activities. Wherever possible our planning will take account of the children’s developing interests.
We want to encourage the children to become independent learners and thinkers.
Their learning is focused around the three prime areas and four specific areas of the Early Years Curriculum.
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us
Welcome back. We hope you had a super Easter holiday. During the Summer Term, we shall be learning about our new topic 'How does my garden grow?' As you can imagine, we shall be doing lots of outdoor learning. Please find the topic web for the Summer Term below.
This week, the children have been busy planting sunflower seeds and sweet peas. The children carefully buried the seeds in soil in pots and then covered them with more soil. After a little watering, the pots were placed in a safe, sunny space. Now all we need to do is wait!
Tomorrow is the Coronation of King Charles III so we celebrated by having a fish and chip lunch in paper bags in the hall and a parade around the school to admire each other's crowns. Watch the slide below to see our wonderful crown creations.
Acorn Class has continued to be busy, busy, busy right up to the end of the half term. Have a look at the slideshow below to see what they have been busy learning.
Spring Term 2023
Happy New Year. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas. This term, we are looking forward to learning about our topic 'Fire and Water'. Please have a look at our Topic Web below to see more detail about what we are learning this term.
Although we have only been back a few weeks, Acorn Class has been so busy, Watch the slide show below to see how we have been learning.
In PSHE, we were learning about instructions. The children gave instructions to make a sandwich but the instructions didn't quite work! We had a giggle! The children tried again providing more detailed instructions and a sandwich was made! Everyone enjoyed a piece. Watch the slide show below to see what happened!
We hope that everyone had a lovely half term holiday. The children have returned to school ready to learn. We have started the half term focusing on the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Have a look at the photos below to see the fantastic small worlds that the children made.
We have been out and about in the school grounds hunting for signs of new life. The children were so excited to see lots of buds, snowdrops, crocuses and frogspawn,
In D.T. we have been learning about different mechanisms. We have learnt how sliders move sideways or up and down and how levers rotate. The children went on a 'Mechanism treasure hunt' around the school and in the school grounds looking for levers and sliders.
The children used their knowledge of different mechanisms to design and make some super slider Mother's Day cards and some Whale and the Snail lever pictures.
This week we had some visitors to Acorn Class. As you can see the children were delighted.
We had All Stars Cricket in school today. We had a great time playing head, shoulders, knees and cones, and then learnt how to hit and catch a ball. We finished by playing cricket in three teams. We have a fantastic morning.
Autumn Term 2022
Welcome to our foundation stage children and welcome back to our year one children. This term our topic is 'What is a Superhero?'. We have lots of exciting things planned. Please click on the topic web below to find out what we shall be learning about.
In Acorn Class, we are so busy learning having fun. We shall add photos regularly so that you can see what we have been up to.
This week we have been learning about the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali.