Acorn Rooms 2023 - 2024

Mrs Harrison

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We are so happy to welcome you all back to school and we hope that you had a fantastic Summer break. We have an exciting half term planned and are looking forward to settling into our new classrooms. We would like to invite you to a drop in morning on Wednesday 13th September at 9am-9.30am so you can see our new classrooms in action, spend some time playing with your child and get to know the staff. We will be able to answer any questions you have too, but remember we are always available at the beginning and the end of the day if you have any concerns or need to speak to Mrs Harrison or another member of the team. For our children who join us in the afternoons, we will arrange a convenient time for you to come and visit us one afternoon before you collect your child.

Meet The Team:

Teacher - Mrs Harrison

Teaching assistants - Mrs Nicholson, Miss Wilkie, Mrs Doherty, Miss Garrett, Mrs Thompson

Mrs Harrison’s working days have changed and she is now in school Monday-Thursday.

Literacy Autumn Term 1:

In Literacy we will be looking at a range of books to explore ‘All about me’ including ‘From head to toe’ by Eric Carle and ‘The Gingerbread man’. We will be naming our body parts and learning to sign them. We will be naming our body parts and learning to sign them. We will be naming our body parts and learning to sign them. Acorn 2 children will use their sounds to label their body parts and some will have a go at writing simple sentences about themselves.

Maths Autumn Term 1:

In Maths we will be focusing on number recognition and counting skills. We will do lots of practical games and activities to make it extra fun!

Phonics:

RWI daily - initial sounds

We will also do activities to engage the children with learning new sounds. 

Art:

We will continue to practise our creative skills in Art lessons. We will be looking at our faces in detail so we can paint self-portraits. We will create hand and footprints using paint outside! We will also do some Autumn activities and explore the leaves and Autumn colours.

Motor Skills:

We will continue to work on our gross and fine motor skills this year through lots of physical activities. These will include:

  • Sensory circuits
  • Obstacle courses
  • Fine motor activities such as threading, tweezers etc
  • Play dough and Putty to strengthen our hand muscles —Disco dough!

PE:

We will confirm our PE day asap! On this day the children can come into school in their PE kit. In our PE session we will be exploring moving in different ways and in time to the   music. The children will be engaging in outdoor learning daily so they need to wear sensible flat school shoes every day. They can wear trainers on their PE day.

Reminders:

  • Please bring in a bottle of water for your child to drink throughout the day. This can be refilled by an adult if needed.
  • Fruit is provided everyday for snacktime, however children can bring in a healthy snack to eat.
  • Please make sure to arrive on time for school between 8:45am till 9:00am.

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