Acorn - EYFS
Welcome to Acorn Class
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Water Primary School.
Your child's class teacher is Mrs Smith and their teaching assistant is Mrs Greenwood.
We will be reading and discussing a range of stories each half-term. These stories will be used during our literacy and maths lessons. We will also teach your child handwriting and phonics through discrete lessons. Not all of our learning in Acorn 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 Marvellous Me!
This half term, EYFS PE will take place every Wednesday morning. 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.
This half term, we will not be attending forest school. We will build up the children's confidence in the school environment before introducing them to the forest.
After the October half term, we will start going to the forest every Friday afternoon. On these sessions, please send your child to school in their Water Primary PE kit and ensure that they have their forest clothes and wellies in school.
We will send messages out using the dojo app so please do check it regularly.
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, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half-term until the end of the school year.
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.