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Acorn Class 20th-24th November 2023

Next week we are learning....

Literacy– Next week, we will be role playing the characters in the story The Gingerbread Man and continuing to retell the story using actions. We will be innovating the story by changing key elements to create new characters for this familiar tale.

Maths– Next week, we will be continuing to focus on numbers 4 and 5. We will be exploring how to partition these numbers in different ways using the part-part-whole model and learning our number bonds to 5.

Phonics– This week, we will be revising the Phase 3 sounds and common exception words we have learnt so far and practise blending, segmenting and writing them.


Topic/UTW– Our theme this week will be learning about Christingle. We will be learning about the meaning of a Christingle and making our own Christingles focusing on what each part means. We will attend a Christingle service led by Reverend Lawson. 

This week, we have been learning....

UTW- Birthdays

This week, we have been celebrating birthdays! We talked about why we celebrate birthdays and what traditions do we link to this celebration. We discussed the different ways we all celebrate our birthdays and what is important to us. We enjoyed some birthday themed activities- we made playdough cakes and sang happy birthday to each other. We made birthday cards to give to our friends and family. We also played some party games- the balloons were particularly popular!


This week, we have been learning what labels are. We have been reading labels and then writing labels for items around the room. We set up a farmyard scene and challenged the Acorns to write labels for objects they could see on the farm. They particularly enjoyed using the post-it notes to stick their labels on and really impressed us with the use of their phonic knowledge and segmenting skills. 


We have a Phonics lesson every day and love learning new phonemes. We often then practise our new knowledge in different ways throughout the day. We have a carpet time where we practise the formation of the phonemes or common exception words we have learnt. We play phonics games and during our afternoon jobs activities we often practise our segmenting skills.