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.

  • Keep smiling Acorns!!

We are learning this week….

Please see below for the Home Learning Activities for this week:

  • Pick one activity every day from the challenge grid below:

Home Learning Challenges for Acorn Class wk15

  • I will send daily emails with Maths, Literacy and Phonics activities. Please see document below:

Home Learning Planning for Monday 20th July

Home Learning Planning for Tuesday 21st July

Home Learning Planning for Wednesday 22nd July

Other documents to go with planning:

Sharing a Shell

Phase 3 sounds and Phase 5 sounds

My Time In Acorn Class t


For those that want a little bit of routine, please look at the suggested daily timetable for the Acorns.

Suggested Daily Timetable

And a little message from our friends Gilly and Ziggy!

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Gilly and Ziggy wk7

Gilly and Ziggy wk8

Gilly and Ziggy wk9

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Gilly and Ziggy wk12

Gilly and Ziggy wk13

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Health and Fitness Week

We are not letting the school closures cancel the All Saints annual Health and Fitness week! Mrs Bolton has set us fitness challenges to have a go at throughout the week and we have continued these both in school and at home!

We designed and made some healthy pitta pizzas! Yum!!

We tried some different fruits and made some very healthy fruit smoothies! We had some rather interesting combinations!

We have completed the Lawshall mile around the school field.

We even had a mini  sports day! It was lovely to support all the other bubbles too!

Minibeast Topic

We have started our Minibeast topic this half term and Mrs Marsden has set us lots of minibeast themed challenges. Look at these amazing bug hotels and ant restaurants we have been making at home!

We made some ladybird biscuits! It helped us practise our doubling skills too!

We made some symmetrical butterflies!

Acorn’s Rainbows 🙂



Look at what we have achieved before the school closures…

Week Commencing 16th March

As this was our last week together for a little while, we decided to visit Africa. We found Africa on our globe and learnt about how it is different to the UK. We then went on safari! We made lists and tally charts of the animals we saw!

Mrs M and Mrs Beeton are most certainly going to miss our little Acorns!

Week Commencing 9th March

Last week, the Acorns asked about litter which led to a discussion about the importance of keeping our environment clean and tidy. This week, we decided to learn about recycling! We went on a litter pick around school first. This was followed by sorting different packaging by type and working out what we could recycle. We decided that we could be better in class with recycling if we had a recycling bin! This also inspired lots of junk modelling creations!

In R.E, our friends Tom and Tessa taught us all about Palm Sunday. We acted out the story!

Week Commencing 2nd March

We continued our penguin theme this week by making some amazing penguin pictures. Last week, we had made some ‘cold collages’ using blue coloured tissue paper. This week, we made penguin pictures using just black, white and yellow card. It was so amazing to see how different and individual they all were!

This led to a visit from a Penguin called Percy who caused quite a stir in Acorn class. You see,  he was convinced he was a zebra and Acorn class had to explain to him that he was in fact a penguin. We wrote letters to him telling him what we knew about penguins to help him understand.

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day! We all came to school dressed up as different book characters and shared lots of our favourite stories with our friends in Ash class.

Week Commencing 24th February

This week, we have been learning about Antarctica as part of our topic ‘Around the World’. Polly’s daddy works in Antarctica so came to talk to us about it. He showed us videos of the boats and aeroplanes and taught us about the different animals that live there. We really enjoyed testing out the Antarctic clothing- Mrs Jackson got to dress up in the full outfit! We got to test out the sleeping bags they use- it was very cosy!

We celebrated our Pancake day a day late in Acorn class this week due to a very busy Tuesday! However we managed to celebrate in style by joining Oak and Ash for a pancake themed morning. We opened up our very own pancake cafe where we had to write a pancake order and then deliver it to the order box. Another child would then read the order, make it and  then serve it in the ‘Eating Area’. We finished our morning with a  whole school pancake race! So much fun!



Class Newsletters

Please click below to find our latest newsletter.

Acorn Class Newsletter- Spring 2 2020

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 2019

MTP Autumn 2 2019

MTP Spring 1 2020

Useful Documents

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Tips to help your child BEFORE they start reading


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