Welcome back to Acorn Class...

Happy New Year! This term we will be working hard investigating food.  Our class topic is titled Yum Yum! So as you can guess Acorn class are going to be doing a lot of cooking and tasting. We are looking forward to creating our own biscuits and pizzas, finding out which food is healthy and unhealthy and where food comes from – and not just the supermarket. We will be finding out changes in the food we used to eat in the past and food we eat now. Hopefully children will be able to involve older relatives and friends to help answer this question. We are looking forward to lots of fun as ever.

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):



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:



Below you will find a knowledge organiser which will help you to support your child with the maths topics they will cover this academic year.  Please help your child to learn the key words and reinforce their learning at home.




In the Spring term, Acorns class will be looking at changes within living memory as part of their topic on Yum Yum.  Here is the knowledge orgnaiser for this topic:



Here is our knowledge organiser for the Spring term in Acorn class:



Here is our knowledge organisers for the Spring term in Acorn class:

Spring term curriculum overview

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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