In Acorns, we laugh, learn and have a lot of fun with our friends.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, learning through play and developing the Effective Characteristics of Learning.


We learn phonics following Letters and Sounds, using a mixture of resources including Read Write Inc.


Reading is taught via whole-class, small group and individual teaching strategies and is supported through practice at home, using a variety of reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Read Write Inc.


We develop our number sense by exploring numbers all around us, singing number songs and finding out the story of each number to 10 and beyond. We use practical equipment like Numicon, to show we understand how numbers work together. Whether we are playing with sand, water or are outdoors, there are always opportunities to learn mathematically.

Our teacher helps us to develop new skills while we follow our own interests so we can find out more about the world around us, make friends and feed our curiosity.

By the time we become Saplings, we will be able to read simple texts for pleasure or information, write plans for what we want to do, tell stories and use numbers to count, calculate, measure and tell the time.


We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and for the Spring Term we are learning dance with Motion Dance. We need our school shorts and t-shirt and pumps as we do this in the Sports Hall.

Forest Sessions

Every Friday morning we go into the woodland to learn outdoors using the forest school approach. Emma Muckalt, Forest School Teacher, comes to help us once a fortnight. We have made dens, lit fires, toasted marshmallows and made pizzas! For this session, we need wellies, waterproofs, warm clothing, hats and gloves.