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Acorn Class

Acorn Class!

Year R Teacher:

Mrs Cannon

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Gibson

Welcome to Acorn Class! 


In Early Years we learn through play and first hand practical experiences and we thread all our learning objectives through child centred, fun, topic based activities.

Your children will be encouraged to become confident, independent learners who are excited by challenges and problem solving.

We hope to instill an excitement and love of learning whilst supporting your child to grow and flourish in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. 

Our Topic

This half term our topic will be 'All About Me'. We will focus on what makes us unique and special and will support the children to settle into class routines and school life as part of our Mountnessing Family. 


In Early Years we teach using Jolly Phonics. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children. They are catchy songs which the children sing whilst doing the action. This links visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

Jolly Phonics is available on You Tube and therefore can be accessed at home by parents to support learning the children do within class.

Weekly reminders

  • Forest school and P.E sessions will take place every Friday. Please ensure children wear suitable clothing and have a named P.E kit in school. Kit comprises of green shorts and green school t-shirt with plain coloured trainers. Black jogging bottoms and black hoodie are needed for cold days. Please remove earrings and leave them at home on Fridays. No other jewellery is permitted during PE lessons and long hair should be tied back.
  • Please make sure all school uniform, including PE kit, is named.

  • Please remember to bring a named water bottle into school each day (no squash or juice please).
  • In early years we have a free flow outdoor learning environment which the children will use daily, please ensure your child has a warm coat which they can put on and fasten themselves.



This week....

We have completed our first three days at school and have been very busy learning classroom rules and routines, making new friends and exploring our new classroom. 

We now know where to put our lunch boxes, water bottles and coats and we sit on the carpet beautifully to say “Good morning” and “Good afternoon”.

We met our buddies today and spent time getting to know them in the early years playground which was lots of fun. 

Well done Acorn class I am very proud of how well you have coped with your first few days at big school.

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