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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. 


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.

This half term....

Our topic is '999 What's your emergency?' 


We are transforming our role play area into a hospital where we can take on roles, dress up and play imaginatively alongside our peers. and learn to share and take turns. We are learning about many different occupations, focusing especially on the emergency services.

We will be reading Funny Bones and using our creative skills to create our own skeleton pictures to display in our hospital!

We will work together to create a bright and engaging reading display based on all the amazing author Julia Donaldson and many of her stories. We will learn about the jobs of an author and illustrator and develop our speaking, listening and communication skills by talking about our favourite parts of the story and predicting what will happen next as we read.

We will make emergency services cress heads, planting seeds and watching how they change and grow. 

We are working hard to recognise numbers to 10 or 20 and be able to accurately count objects using 1-1 correspondence. In ICT sessions we will learn how to log on to the laptops independently and complete simple programs. 

We are also working hard to learn our new phonic sounds each week and how to write these. We continue to use our robot arms to blend sounds to read and segment sounds to write! 

We have begun our first outdoor learning sessions and will enjoy being able to get muddy whilst learning about the world around us! We also have new outdoor climbing blocks to support our gross motor skills. 


What a fun packed busy half term of learning we have ahead.


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