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Stockcross CE (VA) Primary School

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Acorn Class

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 assistant is Mrs Allen.  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 Explorers and Invaders and we will be setting off on an adventure to find out what made people head out into the unknown and what they discovered whilst they were there.  We will compare the true explorers stories with the stories of pirates and ask the question: What is the difference between explorers and invaders?








A Woodland Walk

What a fantastic day we had in Portsmouth learning all about life on board HMS Warrior.  We searched the boat high and low for the "rats" and even got to swing in the ships hammocks!
Useful Links 

Tripod pencil grip rhyme

A great rhyme to help young children hold a pencil in a tripod pencil grip. Visit our website at for more tips on handwriting and learning how to improve handwriting.

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics.wmv

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read with Synthetic Phonics.