Welcome to Acorn Class!

In Acorn class you will find our Reception and Year 1 children.  They are taught by Mrs Petrie (Mondays to Thursdays) and Mrs Waller (Fridays).  Mrs Collinson works full time as the class teaching assistant.  Acorn class can be found in our Victorian block which is the original school building for our beautiful village.  Acorn class share this building with the children who attend Collingtree Day Nursery (children can attend here from 2 years old and their website is:  http://www.collingtreedaynursery.co.uk)

The learning environment for the children consists of the main classroom, conservatory (for messy learning) and our wonderful outdoor learning space (see below):

In the Autumn term our learning theme is:  Castle Capers!  The children will be finding out about what it was like to live in a castle and be a knight.  They will also listen to and write stories about dragons!


Here are some stories read by Mrs Petrie for your child to watch with you:

Teach your dragon to follow instructions

The Queen’s Knickers

Clip two

Clip three

Clip one

The Great Fire of London

The queens hat

Fire of London

Penguin story


Phonics and Reading

At our school we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme for phonics.  You can find out more about this on our dedicated phonics page on this website.  We ask that parents hear their child read everyday to help their child ger off to a strong start.  Some of the key books we are using this term are:




At the start of the new academic year, our year 1 children will look at number and place value.  Below you will find a knowledge organiser which will help you to support your child with this maths topic.  Please help your child to learn the key words.



We aspire to keep our children safe, at school and online...



Our Aims

  • Use number and language effectively
  • Develop enquiry, rationality, and logical questioning and argument
  • Acquire knowledge and skills relevant to the world
  • Have respect and tolerance for others
  • Understand the inter-dependencies of the world
  • Appreciate the achievements and aspirations of others

Our Principles

The Christian Principles of Care, Respect and Understanding permeate all aspects of school life.

Contact Us

Lodge Avenue,




Tel: 01604 761469