Hello and welcome to the wonderful Acorns! In Acorns we currently have two members of staff, Mrs Brandreth the class teacher and Miss Williams our teaching assistant. Acorns are the youngest children in the school, ranging from Years 1 to 4.
Our first theme during Summer 1 is ‘The Great Fire of London’. During this history-based topic, we will be learning about Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally, specifically the events on Pudding lane in 1666. In Science we will be learning about Materials and their Properties.
We will then move onto our next theme ‘Extreme Earth’. During this Geography based topic we will be learning about Human and Physical geography – identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. We will be using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features.
We will also be learning about Geographical skills and fieldwork – using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and other countries, continents and oceans, using aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. In Science we will be learning about Season and Change
In English, we are continuing to practice writing our ‘High 5’ sentences. We are using different stories and non-fiction texts to engage us with our writing, the first book is ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’. We will also be focusing on improving our letter formation with additional handwriting practice.
You will find useful games and resources at the following website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Reading. There is an expectation that all of our children read or share books at home. If your child reads at home 4 times in a week, they will receive a Reading Raffle ticket, which enters them into a draw held every term. Everyone loves the Reading Raffle, as participants can win games, books and other exciting prizes.
In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work and we will begin this term by learning about multiplication and division. All of our children have login access to online maths games such as SumDog and Mathletics which they can access from home. You will find the sign in information in your home-school diary.
Our PE focus for this term will be ‘Strike and field’ and ‘Athletics’. Our PE lessons is every Wednesday. As the weather is getting warmer, please send in an outdoor kit (a jumper, jogging bottoms, shorts & trainers). We will send PE kits home every half term. We will also be having a Boogie Bounce session every Tuesday and taking part in our school ‘Daily Mile’ to help us to keep healthy and be ready to learn. During the Summer term, Acorns will also be going for weekly swimming sessions on Thursdays.
In Acorns, we get our wellies on and head out for some outdoor learning every Monday morning. This helps us to develop our problem-solving skills, working together and have a lot of fun too! Please make sure that you send in appropriate clothing for the cold, wet and sometimes hot weather. Kit lists can be found in your child’s home school diary.
We are really looking forward to another exciting term, and will be working extra hard to earn the prestigious ‘Class of the Week’ Oakgrove Owl!