Welcome to Acorn class

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We are a small mixed class of Reception and Year 1 children. As we welcome our new children into Acorn class, we will be learning the rules and routines of the classroom and how these keep us safe.

Foundation Stage

This term Foundation stage will start to learn their Set 1 sounds following the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme. They will learn to blend the sounds to read our green words. 

Phonic lesson set 1 sounds

Set 1:1 Green words (blending words)

In Maths Foundation Stage are practising careful counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 20. We practise our skills in lots of practical ways using a range of equipment both inside and outside.

Year One

Year one are learing Set 2 and Set 3 sounds for reading and spelling. We are learning to build sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Phonics Lesson Set 2 sounds

Phonics Lesson Set 3 sounds

Year 1 are using their number skills to compare numbers, using 'greater than >, less than < and equal to =. We are learning to read and write numbers as words.


Together we will be learning in topic all about Space this term. We are learning the names and order of the planets in our solar system. In R.E we have been thinking about our planet Earth and how we can look after the Earth in different ways.

We will be learning about Harvest, what this means and what we are grateful for.

Welly Wednesday is lots of fun. We are thinking about hedgehogs this term. We are learning new words such as nocturnal, hibernating and Autumn.

We have had a lot of outdoor fun making homes for hedgehogs and making our own hedgehogs using a range of different materials.


The values this term are Equality and Friendship, we have plenty of that in Acorn Class!


First day isolation

If your child needs to self isolate then work will be placed on seesaw every night ready for your child to complete the next day. For their first day of isolation when there is no work on seesaw please use the ideas on this page for your child.

Self isolation ideas Foundation

Self isolation ideas Year 1


 Welly Wednesday

Outdoor learning is a big part of our learning in Acorn Class. Children will need a waterproof coat with a hood, wellies, extra socks and an extra layer of clothing (such as waterproof trousers or jogging bottoms) - we will be going out whatever the weather! We will be thinking about how the environment and weather is changing leading up to Spring. We will be doing a lot of activities to support the local environment and wildlife, including making bird feeders and animal shelters.

hedgehog shelter



Please keep your child’s reading book and diary in their book bag and sign it each time you hear your child read.


PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Children may come to school dressed in P.E. kit


Please log in to your child’s Seesaw (Year 1) or Tapestry (FS) account to see what they have been doing.


Long Term plans 1  2020/2021

Long Term plans 2

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