Welcome to Acorn Class!
Acorn Class are our Early Years children, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Play is central to our learning. It allows us to develop new knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst providing rich opportunities to consolidate and practise what we know and can do.
Our Acorn class teacher is Mrs Kane on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Slater on a Wednesday. Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Allen and Mrs Wood. Each morning we have an English and maths focused carpet time and a fun group phonics session. We work with the teacher or teaching assistant as well as independently to give us time to develop and deepen our learning. In the afternoon we concentrate on developing other areas of learning such as geography, science and PE.
Every day we have the opportunity for independent learning. In the morning and the afternoon we will plan our own time and use our interests to explore and apply our skills that we have learnt. We will develop our speaking and listening skills by explaining what we have been doing and thinking about ways to continue to develop and adapt our ideas further. We learn through play and there is never a dull moment in our class!
Our whole school topic this term is Myths and Legends. A child's imagination is a powerful and unique thing. Our topic will include many different types of tales such as Traditional tales and Fairy tales which will help broaden their imagination and teach children about cultural differences in the world outside their own. Are these stories myths or legends?
Our Outdoor Learning week this term will be the week commencing the 20th May, and we already have lots of interesting activities planned.
Outdoor Learning Week
What a fantastic week the children had, investigating and experiencing lots of new things and all in the glorious outdoors! The week started with an adventure to Donnington Castle and a mystery tour around Snelsmore Common swiftly followed by some tree shaking, bug catching, plant dissecting, seed planting, bike riding, walking (and lots of it!) and not forgetting a visit from some rather magnificent Shire horses. Who knew the great outdoors is simply one huge classroom waiting to be visited!