Acorn Class Updates

 Welcome to Acorn class page!

Teacher: Mrs Marsden

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Beeton and Mrs Jackson

Notices & Reminders

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

  • P.E on Tuesday- Don’t forget your P.E kits!
  • Please can all children bring in a cardboard box (smaller than a cereal box if possible!) for a Art project this week. We need them by Thursday 🙂

We are learning this week….

Week commencing 13th January:

Literacy- We will be focusing on the different between a letter, word and sentence. We will be introducing full stops and enjoying the story ‘The Naughty Bus’ to begin writing sentences.

Maths- This week, we will be learning about how numbers can be made by combining smaller numbers. We will be focusing on number bonds to 5 using 5 frames and part-part-whole models.

Phonics- This week, we will  learning the digraphs er and trigraphs ear, air and ure. We will be learning to read and recognise them in words with the help of Jolly Phonics and Alphablocks. We will also be learning tricky words are and talking about what a sight words is.

Topic- Our topic for this half term is ‘Around the World’. This week we will be focusing on our own country and talking about how it is split into 4 different countries. We will be focusing on London and visiting the sights with the help of Barnaby bear!

Look at what we have achieved last week…

Week Commencing 13th January

In our topic lesson this week, we have been learning about our country Great Britain. We talked about the different parts of the UK and where to find it on our globe. We then learnt about London. We ‘visited’ all the sights- our favourite was definitely the Gherkin! We then made our own pictures of the London landmarks using lots of different techniques and resources.

In Maths, we have been finding out different ways to split 5 using the five frames and the part-part-whole model. First we played a game where we dropped 5 double sided counters and recorded how they landed. We then split 5 cubes into two hoops using the part-part-whole model.


Week Commencing 7th January

Our first week back after the Christmas holidays began with P.E. This term we are focusing on team games. We had a go at playing benchball and had to stop the balls from hitting the bench behind the other team.

We went to the church to celebrate Epiphany with the rest of the school. Some of us made crowns from recyclable materials  to wear to the service.

In Maths, we have been learning how to measure time. We learnt about how long 1 minute is and thought about what things we could do in 1 minute. We set out a obstacle course and timed how long it took us by counting. We then challenged ourselves to see how many times we could do the obstacle course in 1 minute. We recorded some results on a board.

In pairs, we then had a go at the 1 minute cup challenge. We took it in turns to be in charge of the 1 minute sandtimer and the other one had to build a tower with the stacking cups. We counted the cups to see who had the most!






Class Newsletters

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Acorn Class Newsletter- Spring 1 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

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


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