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Acorn Class

Class Teachers

Mrs Garlick

Teaching Assistants

Miss Jordan



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New Academic Year Welcome Meeting September 2018 - Please click here to view handouts.

New Term Class letter, Spring (2) 2019- Please click here.


In Early Years we follow the Early Years Development Matters scheme.  The children are observed and tracked using this scheme and evidence is collated electronically using 2simple software and each child also has their own portfolio of work in their trays.

Our curriculum map is updated each year and adapted to suit the needs and interests of the class.  The children learn through a combination of focused and play based activities in a stimulating and safe environment that provides plenty of opportunities to challenge and extend learning. 
Lessons are planned by the class teacher and progress is tracked each half term.  Specific needs are identified early on and appropriate intervention is given.

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Acorn joined Willow Class for their Christmas Nativity.

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Acorn Class had some very special visitors this week. As part of their work on 'people who help us', two police officers visited to talk about the work they do. They arrived in a big police van and there was great excitement when they let off the police siren in the playground.

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This Spring (2) half term we have been learning about Traditional Tales.  We made predictions about which material would be the strongest for building a house and then carried out the test.  We found out the wolf (hairdryer) could not blow down the brick house!

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Whilst learning about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears we made our own porridge and learnt about where the ingredients come from.  The porridge tasted just right!

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We learnt the story of Jack and the Beanastalk and learnt what plants need in order to grow.  We decided as a class to plant cress seeds instead of bean seeds this time.  They grew very quickly.

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For World Book Day we learnt the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We could dress up as any book character by the author Eric Carle.  Most of us decided to dress as caterpillars.  We worked hard during the day doing lots of fun activities based around our class story. 

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Our topic this Spring half term has been Dinosaurs.  We have loved learning about Dinosaurs and we went all the way to London to the Natural History Museum to learn more.

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We also created volcanoes in groups and mixed solutions to make them erupt! It was so exciting!
We put a dinosaur egg in water and had to wait really patiently for it to hatch.  We enjoyed observing how the dinosaur shell changed over time.

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Acorn Class visited our local Fire Station, where they learnt about the work the Fire Fighters do. They were shown the uniform the firefighters wear (modelled by Mrs Garlick) and were given the chance to use the water hose.

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This Autumn half term we have been learning all about people who help us.  We visited Stevenage Fire Station and learnt all about the job of firefighters and even had a go at squirting the hose!

The Police visited us at school and we learnt about how they help us and some of the equipment they use.

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The children have also been learning about harvest and tried tasting potatoes, cabbage, carrot and cauliflower.

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The children have been exploring in the environment and choosing activities independently.  They have been learning the rules and routines of Acorn Class and making new friends.

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