Welcome to Acorns Class
Acorns Class is our Early Years and Key Stage 1 class. We have 9 friends aged 4 to 6, 3 teaching assistants and a teacher. Our pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our areas of learning are: Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Some of our younger pupils start school part time and build up to full time for their 5th birthday.
Our classroom is a total communication environment and we use lots of Makaton and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) to support our language and understanding. We have a very busy week with swimming, soft play, P.E, visits to the sensory studio and a weekly welly walk in which we explore our local environment and the changes in the seasons. We also visit our school tuck shop once a week to learn about using money.
We learn a lot through play and through topics, e.g. Under the Sea, Jungle Animals, Food, Pets, Growing, Transport. In Class we work hard at our Phonics, writing and Maths through planned free flow activities. Every Thursday we have a Big Write where we write in as many different ways as we can. This might be with pens, paintbrushes or using our fingers in sand or shaving foam.This means that we can practise our skills in lots of fun and different ways.
Our new friends:
We welcome new friends to our class from the age of 3 and find that our pupils settle well. Prior to starting school we visit your child in their pre school setting and offer them tours and transition visits to our class. We also provide photo books to familiarise your child with their new school and offer a home visit so that we can come and find out more about your child's interests and needs. We believe that our pupils learn well in our class through play, sharing, being part of a team and having lots of fun!