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 assistants are Mrs Greenwood and Mr Riley.
We will be reading and discussing a range of stories about pirates, mermaids, the oceans and the seaside. 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 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 'Pirates and Mermaids', focusing on the activities and animals found on the beach and in the oceans and what we can do to protect our oceans. We will be learning about floating and sinking, creating our own boats as well as having lots of fun in both our indoor and outdoor environments.
This half term, EYFS PE will take place every Thursday 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 continue going to the forest every Friday morning. 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 and ensure that your notifications are switched on.
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.