Acorns Class (EYFS)

Welcome to the Acorn Class!

This is our class staff team:

Mrs Woodhead – EYFS and KS1 Lead Teacher

Mrs Geer – Senior Teaching Assistant

Katie Steele – Apprentice Teaching Assistant

We are a mixed EYFS and KS1 class (2-7 years) with a spacious indoor and outdoor learning environment. We value children taking the lead in their own learning and offer a practical, play based approach to learning from the start of their journey at St Bega’s. We build on this with structured adult led activities tailored to the children’s learning needs as they grow.

Information for new starters:

Childcare support is offered by the government and could help you to fund your child’s nursery hours:

Our timetable:

 7.458.459.00    9.15 – 9.40    9.40 – 10.0010.00-10.30  10.30-11.00    11.00 – 12.0012.00 – 1.001.00-2.002.00 – 2.15  2.15-2.302.15 – 3.30
Monday   PhonicsIndependent learning (English focus/children’s next steps) PE/Physical Development Collective WorshipMaths SnackPSHE/Circle Time
Tuesday            Phonics  Independent learning (Maths focus/children’s next steps)EnglishCollective WorshipScience/UTWSnack  Science/French/UTW  
WednesdayEnglish/Independent learningPhonics/SpellingsCollective WorshipArt/EADSnackRE/UTW  
ThursdayReaders/ Handwriting/ Independent learningMaths  Collective WorshipComputing/UTWSnack  PE/Physical Development
FridayPhonicsIndependent learning (English focus/ children’s next steps)  Maths  History/ Geography/ UTWMusicSnackCollective Worship

Our long-term curriculum plan:

EYFS CurriculumAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Cycle AAll About Me and My WorldTraditional TalesJourneysAwesome AnimalsOur EnvironmentSeaside
Cycle BLight and DarkChristmasOur WorldOur EnvironmentPeople Who Help Us  Forest
Focus Text      
Nursery (2-3 years)Guess How Much I Love You By Sam McBratneyCows Go Boo By Fred Blunt and Steve WebbShopping!The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleDig, Dig, Digging! By Margaret MayoSplash, Anna Hibiscus! By Atinuke
Nursery (3-4 years)Owl Babies by Martin Waddell  The Three Little PigsWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael RosenDear Zoo by Rod Campbell10 things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie WalshBilly’s Bucket by Kes Gray
ReceptionBe Brave Little Penguin By Giles AndreaeMr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan FearnleyLittle Whale by Jo WeaverBee and Me by Alison JaySimon Sock by Paul Linnet and Sue HendraThink Big! By Kes Gray
Reception MathsMatch, sort and compare Talk about measures and patterns Numbers 1-5 ShapesNumbers up 10 Mass, capacity, weight, height and time 3D shapesNumbers up to 20 Sharing and grouping
The Wider Curriculum      
Cycle AOurselves Bonfire Night Autumn crafts    Animals Lapland Christmas crafts      Seasons Homes Winter craftsPlants Animals around the world Spring craftsSeasons Maps Summer crafts  Materials Explorers of the past Seaside themed crafts
Cycle BNocturnal animals My world Seasonal craftsFarm animals London Christmas craftsMaterials/Junk modelling New Zealand Winter craftsAnimal homes Beatrix Potter Spring crafts  Machines People who help us role play Summer craftsSea life Pirates Natural material crafts  
Cycle AWhitehaven Library The Beacon Visitors – work/hobbiesCafé visit Irton Pike – seasonal walk Gosforth Library Supermarket visitHaverthwaite railway and Lakeland aquarium   Pilgrimage – Church visit Lake District Wildlife Park (Keswick) Zoolab Horse visit Farm visitConiston Gondola and walk Rivers Trust Muncaster Forest School  Drigg Beach Seascale Beach
Cycle BTractor visitMuncaster Castle Christmas visit Donkey visitVirtual tour of London Poetry visitPond dipping at school and Muncaster CastlePeople who help us visitorSeasonal walk Grizedale Forest