• 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 Esther Grove 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 teachers are Mrs Rapley and Mrs Grove. Mrs Rapley teaches us from Monday to Thursday. Mrs Grove teaches the class on a Friday. Mrs Tarring works with the class on a Tuesday afternoon when Mrs Rapley is preparing for the next week's learning. Ms Smith supports our learning throughout the week, along with Mrs Sajid every morning.



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 classroom 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 - Autumn 1
Topic Overview - Autumn 2
Topic Overview - Spring 1
Topic Overview - Spring 2
Topic Overview - Summer 1
Topic Overview - Summer 2

Useful Resources


Internet Safety for EYFS

Advice for parents on how to help your children to stay safe online.

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 2018 Powepoint

Information given on Powerpoint for the New Parent's Meeting on Thursday June 14th 2018.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our families. Our last day is 19th December 2018. Children return on 7th January 2019.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD