Acorn Class Reception

Welcome to Acorn Class


Class Teacher: Miss Hazell

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gravenor

Here in Acorn class, we are very committed to child-led play and following the interests and ideas of the children.  We do have formal carpet sessions for teaching purposes, including Phonics (using Read Write Inc (RWI)), Maths and circle times but much of the day is devoted to both indoor and outdoor ‘Discovery Time’, where the children can move freely between our learning areas.

We have half-termly topics with a broad theme and with a thematic question that we consider but, as we are child-led, we will also be able to theme the learning more ‘in the moment’ to take account of interests or changes in the children’s lives or to take a look at celebrations like Diwali or Fireworks Night.

Here are our topics for the year, along with the relevant thematic question:

Autumn 1: Food, Glorious Food

Question: Do we need all the food we have?

Autumn 2: Celebrations

Question: Is it OK to celebrate differently around the world?

Spring 1: Polar Explorers

Question: What will happen if the world’s ice melts?

Spring 2: Superheroes

Question:  Do you need to be brave to be a superhero?

Summer 1: Dinosaur Adventure

Question:  Is it good that dinosaurs don’t exist any more?

Summer 2: Beside the Sea

Question:  Is the seaside better now than it was in the past?

If you have any further questions or would like to book a visit to our school, please do not hesitate to contact our school office, via the School Contact page.