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.
Dear Acorn Class Parents,
Our Topic this term is ‘All About Me’ and as part of our topic the children in Acorn Class will make an ‘All About Me Book’. The objective of the book is to encourage engagement, develop speaking, listening and comprehension skills in a range of contexts. We will also be focusing on SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development) to help develop a positive sense of themselves and others while also embedding The Link Priorities.
Expected overall outcomes
|EYFS||Key Stage One|
Expressive arts, design and DT focus
Understanding the world
PSHE/Social – Engagers
PSHE/Social – Discoverers
Science – Discoverers
We will be working across all areas at the levels of Engagers and Discoverers.
We will be aiming to make expected progress towards the overall outcomes in all areas throughout the school day through interactive music, intensive interaction, Attention Autism, Rhyme time and discreet weekly topic sessions. Continuous provision will provide opportunities for pupils to generalise their skills and learn new skills through play and exploration.
We will also be focusing on Relationships and Health which will be embedded in daily activities as well as explicitly taught with relationship building techniques and social interaction games. We will also be looking at relationships of family and friends, respectful relationships in class, across the school and beginning to incorporate the ‘Zones of Regulation’ in our daily routines.
Acorn Class Team