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 2 to 4.

Our Spring topic is ‘Invasion!’ We will begin with a whole school trip to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. During this trip we will learn about Romans and how they lived. Following the trip, we will be looking at timelines to place events in order, learn about what it was like to be a Roman, similarities and differences between life in the Roman times and now and answer questions using sources of information e.g. artefacts and discuss their reliability.


In English, our lessons will begin with a focus on instruction writing and what we need to write instructions for a game. Once we are familiar with how to write instructions, we will be writing instructions for how to be a Roman soldier. There will also be a focus on writing ‘high five’ sentences with additional handwriting practice.

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, day trips and other exciting prizes.
Letters and Sounds. We 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:

In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work. One group will be learning about place value of numbers to 20, then will be using this knowledge to learn about addition and subtraction within 20. Our other group will be learning about multiplication and division. All of our children have log access to two online maths games called SumDog and Mathletics, which can be accessed from home. You will find the username and passwords on the inside cover of your child’s home-school diary.

Our PE focus for this term will be gymnastics. We will learn, explore and develop basic gymnastic actions on the floor and using apparatus and develop gymnastic skills of jumping, rolling, balancing and travelling. Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Friday, please could we ask for indoor (white t-shirt and shorts) and outdoor (a jumper, jogging bottoms & trainers) kits to be in school this term. We have a Boogie Bounce session every Tuesday and will be taking part in our school ‘Daily Mile’ run / walk to help us to keep really healthy and be ready to learn.



In science, we will be learning about Seasonal Changes. We will observe changes across the four seasons and learn about the weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies’. We will also work scientifically by collecting, recording and interpreting simple data.


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!