Acorn Class – Foundation Stage/Year 1

Welcome to Acorn Class

“We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you!”

Each day the children have lots of opportunities to explore, imagine, create and learn through their own play as well time with an adult to learn new skills and knowledge and apply these through practical play based activities. Wherever possible our planning will take account of the children’s developing interests.

We want to encourage the children to become independent learners and thinkers.

The foundation stage children’s learning is focused around the three prime areas and four specific areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Spring term in Acorn Class (January 2021)

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great Christmas.

Each day  we shall add a home learning power point. Please click below to get started.

Staying Safe Online

With many children learning from home and using a range of devices, we wanted to raise the profile of online safety and to remind the children of some key messages and tips. We would be grateful if you could share and discuss the following film with your children:


Week beginning 1st March 2021

Friday 5th March 2021 Year 1

Friday 5th March 2021 EYFS

Thursday 4th March 2021 Year 1

Thursday 4th March 2021 EYFS

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Year 1

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Year 1

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 EYFS

Monday 1st March 2021-Year-1 Acorn

Monday 1st March 2021 EYFS Acorn

Week beginning 22nd February 2021

Friday 26th February 2021 Year 1

Friday 26th February 2021 EYFS

Thursday 25th February 2021 EYFS

Thursday 25th February 2021 Year 1

Wednesday 24th February 2021 Year 1

Wednesday 24th February 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Year 1

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 EYFS

Week commencing 8th February 2021

Friday 12th February 2021 Year 1

Friday 12th February 2021 EYFS

Thursday 11th February 2021 Year 1

Thursday 11th February 2021 EYFS

Wednesday 10th February 2021 Year 1

Wednesday 10th February 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 9th February 2021 Year 1

Tuesday 9th February 2021 EYFS

Monday 8th February 2021-Year-1

Monday 8th February 2021 EYFS

Week commencing 1st February 2021

Friday 5th February 2021 EYFS

Friday 5th February 2021 Year 1

Thursday 4th February 2021 Year 1

Thursday 4th February 2021 EYFS

Wednesday 3rd Februay 2021 Year 1

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Year 1

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 EYFS

Monday 1st February 2021-Year-1

Monday 1st February 2021 EYFS

Week commencing 25th January 2021

Friday 29th January 2021 EYFS

Friday 29th January 2021 Year 1

Thursday 28th January 2021 Year 1

Thursday 28th January EYFS

Wednesday 27th January Year 1

Wednesday 27th January 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 26th January 2021 Year 1

Tuesday 26th January 2021 EYFS

Monday 25th January-Year-1-

Monday 25th January 2021 EYFS

Week commencing 18th January 2021

Friday 22nd January 2021 EYFS

Friday 22nd January 2021 Year 1

Thursday 21st January 2021 Year 1

Thursday 21st January 2021 EYFS

Wednesday 20th January Year 1

Wednesday 20th January 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 19th January 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 19th January 2021 Year 1

Monday 18th January 2021 EYFS

Monday 18th January 2021 Year 1

Week commencing 11th January 2021

Friday 15th January 2021 EYFS

Friday 15th January 2021 Year 1

Thursday 14th January 2021 EYFS

Year 1 – Thursday 14th January 2021

Time to reflect with open the Book – week 1 the wise men’s visit

Wednesday 13th January Year 1

Wednesday 13th January 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 12th January 2021 EYFS

Tuesday 12th January 2021 Year 1

Monday 11th January 11.01.21 EYFS

Monday 11th January 2021 Year 1

Monday 11th January 2021 Phase 5 phonics

Week commencing 5th January 2021

EYFS and KS1 activities WB4.1.21

Mrs Gawadzyn and Mrs Watt

Autumn term in Acorn Class (September 2020)

This term we shall be busy learning about super heroes, our local area, materials and lots more. Click on the year 1 topic web below for more information.

Acorn Class Y1 Topic Web Autumn 2020


Where is our learning taking us this week?

Watch out for more!

Parents of new September starters – please click on the link below for our starting school booklet full of useful information on getting ready for school and life at school.

Starting school booklet 2020-2021

Welcome to the Acorn Class home learning zone

Summer term 2020.

As we work through the Summer term we have provided you with a set of daily activities. Each day there will be a power point with lots of activities including writing and maths ideas. This will follow a similar structure to that of our school day. It is not intended to be followed rigidly as we appreciate that there are lots of other things going on at home. The daily packs will remain on the website so you can access them when you need to.

Y1 children – The pack includes a rainbow tracker that will carry over the week as it would in class. This provides extra little activities linked to the week’s learning and can be dipped into as and when you wish. Please note that your child only needs to do the phonics activity.

EYFS – Little and often remains the key.  During the day the children are used to lots of free ‘play’ time – we call it ‘choosing for learning’. Small world play, construction, singing, dancing, play dough, cooking, playing board games, chatting, drawing, making activities and being physically active are all valuable learning opportunities. Don’t underestimate the everyday activities that you do with your children.

We would love to see their efforts so please take a photo and email it to our class iCloud account.

Home Learning Packs

You were all so busy last half term. Have a look at the power points below to see what you have been up to.

Home learning photo album 1

Home learning photo album 2

Home learning photo album 3


Welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful half term week enjoying the fabulous weather. We have a new set of power points for this half term.

Click on the links below and let’s get started.


Wednesday KS1 22.07.20

Wednesday EYFS 22.07.20


Tuesday KS1 21.07.20

Tuesday EYFS 21.07.20

Phase 4 week 8 Tuesday 21st


Monday KS1 20.07.20

Monday EYFS 20.07.20

Phase 4 week 8 Monday 20th


Friday KS1 17.07.20

Friday EYFS 17.07.20


Thursday KS1 16.07.20

Thursday EYFS 16.07.20

Phase 4 week 7 Thursday 16th

Wednesday (Please view the power points as a slide show so that the art activity works)

Wednesday KS1 15.07.20

Wednesday EYFS 15.07.20

Phase 4 week 7 Wednesday 15th


Tuesday KS1 14.07.20

Tuesday EYFS 14.07.20

Phase 4 week 7 Tuesday 14th


Monday KS1 13.07.20

Monday EYFS 13.07.20

Phase 4 week 7 Monday 13th

Friday 10.07.20

Friday KS1 10.07.20

Friday EYFS 10.07.20

Thursday 09.07.20

Thursday KS1 09.07.20

Thursday EYFS 09.07.20

Phase 4 week 6 Thursday 9th

Wednesday 08.07.20

Wednesday KS1 08.07.20

Wednesday EYFS 08.07.20

Phase 4 week 6 Wednesday 8th

Tuesday 07.07.20

Tuesday KS1 07.07.20

Tuesday EYFS 07.07.20

Phase 4 week 6 Tuesday 7th

Monday 06.07.20

Monday KS1 060720

Monday EYFS 06.07.20

Phase 4 week 6 Monday 6th

Friday 03.07.20

Friday KS1 03.07.20

Friday EYFS 03.07.20

Thursday 02.07.20

Thursday KS1 02.07.20

Thursday EYFS 02.07.20

Phase 4 week 5 Thursday 2nd

Wednesday 01.07.20

Wednesday KS1 01.07.20

Wednesday EYFS 01.07.20

Phase 4 week 5 Wednesday 1st

Tuesday 30.06.20

Tuesday KS1 30.06.20

Tuesday EYFS 30.06.20

Phase 4 week 5 Tuesday 30th

Monday 29.06.20

Monday KS1 29.06.20

Monday EYFS 29.06.20

Phase 4 week 5 Monday 29th

Friday 26.06.20

Friday KS1 26.06.20

Friday EYFS 26.06.20

Thursday 25th June

Thursday KS1 25.06.20

Thursday EYFS 25.06.20

Phase 4 week 4 Thursday 25th

Wednesday 24th June

Wednesday KS1 24.06.20

Wednesday EYFS 24.06.20

Phase 4 week 4 Wednesday 24th

Tuesday 23rd June

Tuesday KS1 23.06.20

Tuesday EYFS 23.06.20

Phase 4 week 4 Tuesday 23rd

Monday 22nd June

Monday KS1 22.06.20

Monday EYFS 22.06.20

Phase 4 week 4 Monday 22nd

Friday 19th June

Friday KS1 19.06.20

Friday EYFS 19.06.20

Thursday 18th June

Thursday KS1 18.06.20

Thursday EYFS 18.06.20

Phase 4 week 3 Thursday 18th

Wednesday 17th June

Wednesday KS1 17.06.20

Wednesday EYFS 17.06.20

Phase 4 week 3 Wednesday 17th

Tuesday 16th June

Tuesday KS1 16.06.20

Tuesday EYFS 16.06.20

Phase 4 week 3 Tuesday 16th

Monday 15th June

Monday KS1 15.06.20

Monday EYFS 15.06.20

Phase 4 week 3 Monday 15th

Friday 12th June

Friday KS1 12.06.20

Friday EYFS 12.06.20

Thursday 11th June

Thursday KS1 11.06.20

Thursday EYFS 11.06.20

Phase 4 week 2 Thursday 11th

Wednesday 10th June

Wednesday KS1 10.06.20

Wednesday EYFS 10.06.20

Phase 4 week 2 Wednesday 10th

Tuesday 9th June

Tuesday KS1 09.06.20

Tuesday EYFS 09.06.20

Phase 4 week 2 Tuesday 9th

Monday 8th June

Monday KS1 08.06.20

Monday EYFS 08.06.20

Phase 4 week 2 Monday 8th

Friday 5th June

Friday KS1 05.06.20

Friday EYFS 05.06.20

Thursday 4th June

Thursday KS1 04.06.20

Thursday EYFS 04.06.20

Phase 4 week 1 Thursday 4th

Wednesday 3rd June

Wednesday KS1 03.06.20

Wednesday EYFS 03.06.20

Phase 4 week 1 Wednesday 3rd

Tuesday 2nd June

Tuesday KS1 02.06.20

Tuesday EYFS 02.06.20

Next week is half term so there will be no power points. Monday 1st is a non-pupil day so the next power point will be on Tuesday 2nd June. Have a super week and watch out for the next power point on the 2nd.

Friday 22nd May

Day 5 KS1 22.05.20

Day 5 EYFS 22.05.20

Thursday 21st May

Day 4 KS1 21.05.20

Day 4 EYFS 21.05.20

Phase 3 tricky words focus 2 – Please ensure that you use this as a slide show in order to work properly

Wednesday 20th May

Day 3 KS1 20.05.20

Day 3 EYFS 20.05.20

Phase 3 tricky words focus 1 – Please ensure that you use this as a slide show in order to work properly.

Tuesday 19th May

Day 2 KS1 19.05.20

Day 2 EYFS 19.05.20

Phase 3 er lesson revised

Monday 18th May

Day 1 KS1 18.05.20

Day 1 EYFS 18.05.20

Phase 3 ure lesson revised

Friday 15th May

Day 5 KS1 15.05.20

Day 5 EYFS 15.05.20

Thursday 14th May

Day 4 KS1 14.05.20

Day 4 EYFS 14.05.20

Phase 3 air lesson revised

Wednesday 13th May

Day 3 KS1 13.05.20

Day 3 EYFS 13.05.20

Phase 3 ear lesson revised

Tuesday 12th May

Day 2 KS1 12.05.20

Day 2 EYFS 12.05.20

Phase 3 oi lesson revised

Monday 11th May

Day 1 KS1 11.05.20

Day 1 EYFS 11.05.20

Phase 3 ow lesson revised

Thursday 7th May

Day 4 KS1 07.05.20

Day 4 EYFS 07.05.20

Wednesday 6th May

Day 3 KS1 06.05.20

Day 3 EYFS 06.05.20

Phase 3 ur lesson revised

Tuesday 5th May

Day 2 KS1 05.05.20

Day 2 EYFS 05.05.20

Phase 3 or lesson revised

Monday 4th May

Day 1 KS1 04.05.20

Day 1 EYFS 04.05.20

Phase 3 ar lesson revised

Friday 1st May

Day 5 KS1 01.05.20

Day 5 EYFS 01.05.20

Thursday 3oth April

Day 4 KS1 30.04.20

Day 4 EYFS 20.04.30

Phase 3 long oo lesson revised

Wednesday 29th April

Day 3 KS1 29.04.20

Day 3 EYFS 29.04.20

Phase 3 short oo lesson revised

Tuesday 28th April

Day 2 KS1 28.04.20

Day 2 EYFS 28.04.20

Phase 3 oa lesson revised

Monday 27th April

Day 1 KS1 27.04.20

Day 1 EYFS 27.04.20

Phase 3 igh lesson revised

Friday 24th April

Day 5 KS1 24.04.20

Day 5 EYFS 24.04.20

Thursday 23rd April

Day 4 KS1 23.04.20

Day 4 EYFS 23.04.20

Phase 3 ee lesson revised

Wednesday 22nd April

Day 3 KS1 22.04.20

Day 3 EYFS 22.04.20

Phase 3 ai lesson revised

Tuesday 21st April

Day 2 KS1 21.04.20

Day 2 EYFS 21.04.20

Phase 3 ng lesson revised

Monday 20th April

Day 1 KS1 20.04.20

Day 1 EYFS 20.04.20

Phase 3 th lesson revised

Friday 17th April

Day 4 KS1 17.04.20

Day 4 EYFS 17.04.20

Thursday 16th April

Day 3 KS1 16.04.20

Day 3 EYFS 16.04.20

EYFS Phase 3 sh lesson revised

Wednesday 15th April

Day 2 KS1 15.04.20

Day 2 EYFS 15.04.20

EYFS Phase 3 ch lesson revised

Tuesday 14th April

Day 1 KS1 14.04.20

Day 1 EYFS 14.04.20

FS Phase 3 qu lesson revised


On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home. We will also be sending home packs of activities for the children to complete.

Little and often remains the key. During the day the children are used to lots of free ‘play’ time – we call it ‘choosing for learning’ Small world play, construction, singing, dancing, play dough, cooking, playing board games, chatting, drawing, making activities and being physically active are all valuable learning opportunities. Don’t underestimate the everyday activities that you do with your children.

Daily activities

Phonics – Please encourage your child to access the website ‘Phonics Play.’ Here you will find lots of games and activities that will support and consolidate your child’s current learning. Foundation Stage (FS) children should use the phase 2 and 3 section. Year 1 children should use the phase 5 section.

Please use the username march20 and the password home

Writing – Encourage your child to draw/stick in a picture and write a sentence (or more!) in their book.  They are working hard to leave finger spaces between their words and using their phonic knowledge to write independently. Year 1s should aim for 4 or 5 sentences. The Year 1s have been doing lots of work on using interesting vocabulary and are working hard to remember capital letters and full stops. The children have sound mats and tricky word cards that they can use to support their writing.  – Lots of picture stimulus for creative writing

Reading  – This could be books, comics, recipes etc. Practice reading common exception words and the tricky words in your child’s phonics folder. Reading to your child is just as important.

Big Cat Collins have a login for parents where you can read leveled ebooks. These are books that the children use in school.

Username   password Parents20!

The Oxford Owl website has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access.

David Walliams is releasing 30 free audio stories for children to listen to. One story a day will be available every day for the next 30 days


Maths – There is so much opportunity for maths in real life – cooking is a great way of developing maths skills. Telling the time is another great maths skill to practice at home. In addition we have sent home some practical maths ideas for the FS children and some addition and subtraction practice sheets for the Year 1s.

At school we follow the Whiterose maths scheme for our planning. They have created a parents/carers page with 5 lessons per year group (more will be added so keep checking.) Each lesson has a video explaining the concept being worked on as well as activities for the children. It is well worth a look.

The following websites/links have lots of maths games and ideas  – The topmarks website has lots of other great games

Year 1 Free Maths Home Learning Pack -to download and print or for ideas.

Year-1-Maths presentation Addition and Subtraction Week 1 

Maths and Addition Workbook

Maths and Addition Workbook Maths and Addition Workbook – ANSWERS

Additional resources and ideas

Starting on Monday 23rd, Joe Wicks will be doing a live 30 mins workout session everyday at 9am aimed at children on his YouTube channel  Time for some music!

Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Animals, Including Humans) Activity Booklet – a video dramatisation of the life of Mary Anning (linked to our science work and history work) Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS

This website is packed with lots of learning resources covering all areas of the curriculum, organised in year groups. Lots of educational games Virtual museum and gallery tours National Geographic for kids  Lots of outdoor activities lots of arts and crafts ideas lots of arts and crafts ideas practical ideas and suggestions for educational apps There are some really good cbeebies programmes. Numberblocks in particular 50 outdoor activities for kids go crazy with some dancing routines to follow more crazy dancing the children have been doing these yoga routines this week and really love them

TheDadLab on Facebook has some really good science activities to try If you have a few minutes free why not have a look at the Edinburgh Zoo webcam. This website has lots of ideas and activities about reducing, reusing and recycling. Have a sing song at home! Lots of different activities. Missing Collective Worship? Sit down, relax and listen to a daily chat. St. Christopher’s MAT has a collective worship channel If you are not a member of your local library why not join now? There are lots of audio books and ebooks online. PSHE – PSHE – Should your little person be upset by all that is in the news, please click this advice for helpful tips.


Please click on the link for our local churches latest Nosh Service power point.

Nosh 16th September 2020


We know that is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.

With very best wishes,

Mrs Gawadzyn and Mrs Watt


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