Acorn Class Updates

 Welcome to Acorn class page!

Teacher: Mrs Marsden

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Beeton and Mrs Jackson

Notices & Reminders

You will find important information, reminders and upcoming dates in this section.

  • P.E is on Tuesdays. Please can your child come to school in their P.E kit on this day.
  • Show & Tell this week is James O, Béné, Sophia and Toby.

We are learning this week….

Phonics- This week we will be continuing with Phase 2 and learning to read and recognise g, o, c, and k. We will be focusing on initial letter sounds and oral blending using these sounds. We will also be learning our first 2 tricky words I and the.

Literacy- This week we are going to focus on oral story telling using the traditional story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We are going to sequence the story and make a class story map.

Maths- This week’s focus will be comparing quantities. We will be sorting and then comparing groups of objects. We will begin to use the maths vocabulary ‘more’, ‘fewer’ and ‘equal’.

Topic- This term’s topic is ‘Marvellous Me’. This week we will be discussing friendships and how our friends become our friends. We will be talking about how to show ways to be kind and reading the story ‘Have you filled my bucket today’.

Autumn 1

Here are some pictures from our first half term in Acorn Class:

Our second week at big school has been just as busy as our first! In Maths, we have been showing off our sorting skills. We have sorted dinosaurs, counters, buttons, vehicles, number cards and dot patterns! We are sorting machines!!

We have been talking about our families this week in our Topic session. We drew some family portraits- look at how amazing they are!

In P.E, we were practising our ball rolling skills. We had to roll the ball into our opponents goal to score a point.

Our first full week in Acorn class has been a busy one! Mrs Marsden is very proud of the Acorns for how well they have settled in and have taken on board all the new routines.

We enjoyed our first ever P.E session with Tom the P.E Coach. We listened carefully to the instructions and then enjoyed a variety of stations where different activities were set up.

Mrs Marsden invited us to join her Dough Gym. Membership cards were issued and we all got our own piece of special dough. We put the disco ball on and some dance tunes and off we went. Our dough disco moves are epic!!

We have been focusing on self portraits in Art and this week we had a go at making self portraits with natural resources. We used some fantastic creativity! Here a few from the class:

Finally, we have been enjoying the sunshine and spending lots of time in our outside area.

It’s been an exciting first few days in Acorn class with our transition visits. We have been enjoying exploring the new classroom and learning our class routines.

Class Timetable

Class Timetable Autumn Term 2020

Class Newsletters

Please click below to find our latest newsletter.

Acorn Class Newsletter- Autumn 1

Please see below for our Medium Term Plans. Each term, we think about what we are going to learn in the half term ahead. We follow the children’s interests and therefore our learning may take a different route at any time!

MTP Autumn 1 2020

Useful Documents

What to Expect When? DFE Guidance of children’s learning and development in the EYFS


Top 20 Things to do before your child starts reading:

Tips to help your child BEFORE they start reading


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