Hello and welcome to the wonderful Acorns!
In Acorns we have 3 members of staff, Mrs Brandreth our class teacher and we are very lucky to have two teaching assistants, Mrs Breckwoldt and Miss Williams. Acorns are some of the youngest children in school, ranging from Years 2 to Year 4.
During Spring 2021, our topic is ‘Castles’. We will be looking at what castles are, why they were built and what historical events have happened in and around castles. We will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, and use our skills to find castles in the UK.
In Science, we are learning about everyday materials and their uses. We will be identifying and naming a variety of materials, describing their properties and comparing their suitability for particular uses.
Letters and Sounds. We following the ‘Letters and Sound’ programme to help us recognise, recall and use phonemes. You will find lots of useful games and resources at the following website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
In English, we will continue to focus on improving our letter formation and our sentence writing skills. We will be reading lots of traditional tales and finding out how we can create our own version of a familiar story. We will be self-assessing our work, using our ‘high 5 hands’, where we will be checking for capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, does it make sense and if we have used adjectives.
Home Reading. There is an expectation that all of our children read or share books at home. These can be the book sent home from school or any books you may have at home. If your child reads at home 4 times in a week and this is logged in their reading diary, they will receive a ‘Reading Raffle ticket’, which enters them into a draw held every term. Everyone loves the Reading Raffle, as participants can win games, books and other exciting prizes.
In Maths we will be continuing to follow the White Rose scheme of work and we will continue to learning about place value of numbers to 20 and then be looking at measurement and money. If you have a computer or tablet, all of our children can access online two maths sites called SumDog and Mathletics. You will find the logging in information inside the front cover of your child’s home-school diary. https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in https://login.mathletics.com/
Our PE focus for this term is gymnastics, children will be practicing the balancing skills, listening skills and improving their core strength. Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Wednesday. As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please send in an outdoor kit (a jumper, jogging bottoms & trainers). We will send PE kits home at the end of every half term. Acorns have also began to run a mile as many times a week as we can, you can find more information about this on https://thedailymile.co.uk/
In Acorns, we try to access our outdoor space as much as possible. On Tuesdays we ask for an ‘outdoor’ kits to be sent in so we can head outside to play games and work together to complete challenges to develop our problem solving skills, help us be a good friend to others and having a lot of fun too! Please make sure that you send in appropriate clothing for this cold and wet weather. Kit lists can be found in your child’s home school diary.
We are glad we are able to have keep our school open to our children during this Covid-19 pandemic and are thankful to all of our parents and carers support during this time. We are always here if you need any help, support or even just someone to talk to. You can contact us by ringing the school or by writing a message in your child’s home-school diary. ‘Together we will succeed’.