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Acorn Class

Teaching Team: Mrs Blake, Mrs Tompsett,  Mrs Johnson and Miss Burkinshaw



Acorn Class 2017-2018

16th April

Our Class team consists of Mrs Blake/Mrs Tompsett (Class Teachers) with Mrs Johnson (TA) and Miss Burkinshaw (1:1 TA)

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely Easter break!


Please ensure that children bring a coat to school every day as we play outside in all weather, as well as wellington boots and set of spare clothes (these can be ‘home’ clothes).

Please supply a water bottle for your child and ensure that she/he brings their book bag in daily.

Please ensure that all school uniform and P.E kit is named, to avoid mix-ups and mishaps.

Our theme this term is ‘The Animal Kingdom’. This will feature in the class role play area, in the first few weeks it will be a ‘Teddy Bear Café’. The children will explore different animals from around the world, starting with different types of bear, they will also study big cats (including their relatives) and small creatures (including minibeasts).


This term the class will be revising all of their sounds from phase 2 and phase 3 (ch/sh/th/ng/ai/ee/igh/oa/oo/ar/or/ur/ow/oi/ear/air/ure/er). They will be working on Phase 4 to consolidate their knowledge of graphemes in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words.

We will be working on writing our own sentences, concentrating on being able to read the sentences back to an adult confidently. The children will have plenty of opportunity to write in different genres, during this topic.

 Please continue to support your child with reading, each evening, at home.


 We will be adding and subtracting numbers, identifying odd and even numbers, ordering numbers and counting confidently. We will be revising shapes and their properties. We will be exploring measure, including capacity.

Class Trips

We are going to Pizza Express on Wednesday the 25th of April. If you would like to volunteer to help us please see one of the Acorn adults We are going to visit the local library again this term, we will confirm the date shortly. We are also planning in a trip to the park (date to be confirmed)

 The Acorn Class Team