• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Acorn - EYFS

Welcome to Acorn Class!


Class Teachers - Mrs Emma Rapley from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Jenny Victor on a Friday.

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Class Overview

Welcome to Acorn Class. We can be found busily learning near the main entrance to the school in Room 1. Our class teacher is Mrs Rapley and she teaches us from Monday to Thursday. Mrs Victor teaches the class on a Friday and Mrs Tarring works with the class on a Tuesday afternoon when Mrs Rapley is preparing for the next week's learning. Mrs Tarring also supports our learning throughout the week, along with Miss Smith on  a Wednesday.



We deliver a curriculum based on the framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We cover seven areas of learning and development which are implemented through planned, purposeful play, both outdoors and in. This learning is developed through rich, challenging learning experiences, which offer opportunities for the children to to explore and take risks, learn through first-hand experience and to gain greater independence, supporting their natural curiosity, and motivation to learn. As the children cover the areas of learning, we respond to their individual emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive, skilful interactions, which we develop daily.


Life in Acorn Class

Each day we all embark on an exciting learning journey in Acorn Class, which stimulates and grows our  love of learning. We enjoy sharing this journey with our friends and teachers alike and new experiences both from school and home are celebrated and discussed with great enthusiasm. P.E. lessons are every Tuesday and Thursday. Reading books are changed daily and library books will be changed on a Friday. Our Reception newsletter comes home every Friday afternoon with news of the week and a task to complete in our Weekend Journal.

Supporting Your Child

Each week your child will come home with their Weekend Journal. This will contain a suggested activity for your child to complete with your help. This will support your child's current learning within the class and will also further strengthen the home/school links which we feel are so important to establish at the beginning of the children's school life. Please bring the Journals in  the following Monday so that we can celebrate the children's work together as a class.

News of the Week
Topic Overview - Spring 1
Topic Overview - Autumn 2
Topic Overview - Autumn 1


Helping Hands Day

Thank you to all the parents and PTA members who kindly gave up their Saturday to help us to develop the Outdoor Area in the Reception garden. Even though it was at times quite wet, it was wonderful to see so many members of the community working so hard for the benefit of the children of the school. Thank you so much! We now have newly painted areas, planting beds, a pond, a bug hotel and a nature area to develop. The children are extremely excited and can't wait to roll up their sleeves and get gardening and investigating!

Useful Resources

Phonics Play

A useful website for practising our letters and sounds.


Letters and Sounds

A website containing free resources which you can download and use to practise phonemes, tricky words and high frequency words at home.


Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video which illustrates how to correctly pronounce the different phonemes.

New Parent's Evening 2017 Powepoint

Information given on Powerpoint for the New Parent's Meeting on Thursday June 29th 2017

Parent Drop-in (Y1 to Y6) on Monday 29th January from 3pm -3.40pm. A chance for children to share their targets.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD