Welcome to Acorn Class!
A bit about us...
Welcome to Acorn Class. We can be found busily learning near the main entrance to the school. Our class teacher is Mrs Özcan and Miss Smith supports our learning throughout the week.
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 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, skillful interactions, which we develop daily.
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.
On your child's first day of school (14th or 15th September) they should bring with them a spare set of clothes in a draw-string or small bag. This will remain on their coat hook in case of any little accidents or if they get particularly wet or messy through play. They should also bring a labelled water bottle and piece of fruit for snack time. Water bottles and snack pots will be sent home at the end of each day. Initially on P.E. days the children will come into school wearing their P.E. kit. P.E. lesson days will be shared once the children are in school full time. Book bags should be brought in daily from the first full day of school (21st September). Please make sure that water bottles are carried separately or put in a plastic bag in case of any leakages.
In Acorn Class we have based our learning on concepts rather than themes. This allows us to teach a concept within any topic that the children show an interest in, helping us to develop a more child led, inquiry based curriculum.
Function: The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or way of behaving that can be investigated.
Pattern: The understanding that patterns are all around us including in nature, can increase, decrease and repeat
Balance: The understanding that well-being is achieved through balancing our intellectual, emotional and physical selves.
Form: The understanding that everything has a form with recognisable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorised
Change: The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to another. It is universal and inevitable.
Communication: The understanding that we can express ourselves in many different ways, that there is a sender, message and recipient.
Internet Safety for EYFS
Advice for parents on how to help your children to stay safe online.
A useful website for practising our letters and sounds.
Letters and Sounds
Articulation of Phonemes
A useful video which illustrates how to correctly pronounce the different phonemes.