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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Acorn - EYFS and Year 1

Welcome to Acorn Class

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) along with Year 1 at Water Primary School. Your team includes Miss Hodgson as class teacher, supported by Mrs Greenwood as class HLTA, along with Miss Crowther and Miss Ahmed as the class teaching assistants.

I am looking forward to meeting with you all this half-term as we get together for our parents/teacher consultations. Thank you to everyone who has booked in.

Focused Learning

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. Last half-term it was pirates and mermaids! 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.


Throughout this half term, EYFS PE will continue to take place every Monday morning and Year 1 PE will continue to take place every Monday 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. 

Forest School

This half term only our EYFS children will be going to the forest every Friday. This will take place in the morning so please send in your child wearing their Forest School layers. Please put clean trainers and socks in a labelled carrier bag which they can then change into before lunch. 

Class Dojo

 Class Dojo logo

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to Class Dojo, our online system used to award points to children for a range of things, such as: positive behaviour; working hard; sharing; being kind to others... We will continue to send messages out using this app. 

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, which will cover your child’s snacks for the full half-term until Christmas. Toast will also be available through these autumn/winter months.

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. 

Many thanks,

Miss Hodgson




Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414