Acorns

Hello and welcome to the wonderful Acorns! In Acorns we currently have two members of staff, Mrs Brandreth the class teacher and Mrs Meaney our teaching assistant. Acorns are the youngest children in the school, ranging from Years 1 to 4.

Our first mini theme during the Autumn is ‘Where do I live’. During this Geography based topic, we will also be learning about where we live by using maps and geographical language. We will also look at what makes us unique, how our emotions can change the way we feel, what we need so we can learn and what we can do if we have a problem or worry 

We will then move onto our next whole school topic during the Autumn term: ‘Survival of the Fittest’.  During this science based topic, we will be learning about different animals, including humans and living things and their habitats.

Letters & Sounds: We are following the ‘Letters and Sound’ programme to help us recognise, recall and use phonemes. You will find useful games and resources at the following website:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

 

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In English, we will be practicing our letter formation and our sentence writing skills. Our lessons will begin with a focus on poetry and what we need to know to create our own poems. There will also be a focus on writing ‘high five’ sentences with additional handwriting practice.

Reading
There is an expectation that all of our children read or share books at home. If your child reads at home 4 times 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, day trips 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.   

https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

https://login.mathletics.com/

Our PE focus for this term will be orienteering. Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Friday. As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please send in an outdoor kit (a jumper, jogging bottoms & 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 really healthy and be ready to learn.

In Acorns, we get our wellies on and head out for some outdoor learning every Wednesday morning. This helps us to develop our problem solving skills, work together and to have a lot of fun too! Please make sure that you send in appropriate clothing for the colder 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!