Acorn - EYFS and Year 1
Welcome to Acorn Class
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Year 1 at Water Primary School. Your team includes Miss Hodgson and Miss Wilson as the class teachers, supported by Mrs Greenwood, Miss Crowther and Miss Ahmed as the class teaching assistants.
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 continue to 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 Amazing Australia.
This half term, EYFS PE will take place every Monday morning and Year 1 PE will take place every Wednesday afternoon. If your child is not wearing their tracksuit all day, every day, please ensure that they wear their full tracksuit with shorts and t-shirt underneath on their PE day so that we have the flexibility to train inside or out, depending on the weather.
This half term, we are all going to the forest every Friday. This will take place in the morning so please send in your child wearing their Forest School layers and footwear. Please send in uniform, including indoor footwear, in a labelled carrier bag.
We will continue to send messages out using this 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.
Miss Hodgson and Miss Wilson