Acorn class is for our younger pupils who are developing their early learning skills – ‘Learning to Learn.’
We follow the Early Years model, which has three prime areas of learning:
Communication and Language: There is a strong focus on giving children opportunities to experience a language rich environment, develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves as well as speaking and listening in a range of contexts.
Physical development: Which provides opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, develop their co-ordination, control, and movement, understand the importance of physical activity, and make healthy choices about food.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development is embedded within our entire curriculum, helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, form positive relationships, respect others, develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings as well as understand and regulate appropriate behaviour and have confidence in their own abilities.
These three prime areas are strengthened by four specific areas of learning: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.
Class Topic – ‘All About Me’
This term Acorn Class will begin a new topic called ‘All About Me’. This is part of the Early Years Programme of the International Primary Curriculum. The activities planned will cover:
Independence and Interdependence: The children will learn a great deal about relationships and how to get along with lots of new people. They will be introduced to activities to develop new skills and have opportunities to play alone, alongside and with other children.
Communication: The children will be introduced to books, stories and rhymes. They will be involved in counting activities as well as some of the processes of art and craft. We will sing and learn some simple rhymes.
Exploring: Throughout the term, the children will learn about playing with different materials such as sand and paint, explore different environments through weekly visits within the local and wider community.
Healthy Living: The children will begin to learn about paying attention and concentrating as well as expressing emotions and emotional needs. Each day will bring opportunities to develop the ability to cope with change.
We will keep you updated with Acorn Class activities as well as send home our weekly photo books so you can see the fantastic learning we do!
Thank you in advance for your continued support,
Acorn Class Team