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Acorn - Reception

Our Class Teacher is Mrs. Harris.

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Long (on a Monday) and

Mrs. Williams (from Tuesday through to Friday).

For "An Introduction to Acorn Class", including what a typical day in Acorn Class might look like, and what curriculum we follow, please see the information in the EYFS tab.

For an overview of what we will be learning about in Acorn Class across the whole year, please see the "Curriculum Map" below, and for more detailed termly coverage, please see the "Topic Webs".

We have kick-started our learning this year with the beautiful story "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn in which Chester the raccoon isn't overly happy about going to school! So his mummy plants a kiss in the middle of his hand and tells him that this kiss will stay with him all day long and will remind him that he is loved and thought about even when apart from his mum. Following on from this, we made our very own raccoons.

Following on from the Julia Donaldson story  "The Paper Dolls" we each made a paper chain of our family and talked about how families come in all different shapes and sizes and how each one is unique to us.

Our phonics learning is going very well and we have learned a lot of phoneme-grapheme correspondences. Every time we learn a new sound, we complete an associated activity. One of the BEST sounds to learn about is /p/ because . . . we get to make Pink Pig biscuits ~ yummy!

We have started our new topic, learning all about journeys and different types of transport, for which we came up with a VERY long list. We have made a display of beautiful hot air balloons which involved painting a bright pattern on the balloon and weaving strips of paper to make the basket. This took a LOT of concentration, but it was worth it!

Curriculum Map 2023-2024