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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Acorn - EYFS and Year 1

Welcome to Acorn Class

At Water Primary School, Acorn Class is home to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Year 1 children.
Your child's class teacher is Mrs Smith and their teaching assistants are Mrs Greenwood, Miss Ross and Mrs Sanderson.

Focused Learning

We will be reading and discussing a range of stories about the seasons and celebrations as well as focusing on non-fiction books about England, Norther Ireland, Scotland and Wales (linked to our geographical learning). These stories will be used during our literacy, maths and topic based learning. We will also teach your child handwriting and phonics through discrete lessons. Not all of our learning in Acorn Class is through adult-led, focused groups. We also give children the opportunity to learn through play in time called continuous provision (independent learning).

Learning through exploring

Throughout the year, where possible, we will follow the children’s interests. We will encourage children to share their hobbies and interests with us and provide them with opportunities to develop these interests through independent learning in continuous provision. Children will also be supported to independently apply the skills taught by accessing provision both indoors and out.

Our overarching topic this half term will be 'Celebrations', focusing on Diwali and Christmas. We will study the place that we live as well as learning about England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We will be learning about the human body and changes over time linked to our scientific learning. We are going to create a moving character in our design technology lessons. In music, we will carry out a unit of learning called 'Ho Ho Ho' where the children will learn and develop how to use their singing voices effectively and they will play a variety of percussion instruments. 


This half term, Acorn Class PE will take place every Monday afternoon. Please ensure that your child wears their full Water Primary PE kit with trainers (Velcro fastenings) and navy leggings or joggers so that we have the flexibility to train inside or out, depending on the weather. 

Forest School

This half term, Acorn Class will be attending Forest School every Friday.

Please send your child to school in their Water Primary PE kit and ensure that they have waterproof pants and a waterproof coat and wellies in a bag. Hats, gloves and spare socks are a good idea at this time of year too.

Class Dojo

 Class Dojo logo

We will send messages out using the dojo app so please do check it regularly and ensure that your notifications are switched on.

Snack Time

In Acorn, we operate a snack system. If you would like your child to have snack, please pay for it on Parent Pay at the beginning of the half term (£8), which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half-term until Christmas.

WOW Moments

 WOW moment slip

Small, WOW moment slips are available in class for you to take and fill in at home. If your child achieves something new, shares learning from school, or completes a task that you are particularly proud of, please write it on a WOW slip and we will add it to your child's learning journey.

Keeping in Touch

Our door is always open and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school. 

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Many thanks,

Mrs Smith




Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414