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Acorns Class (Years 1 and 2)

A Message from the Class Teachers, Mrs Wood and Mrs Dengate


Welcome to Term 2

We hope that you all had a lovely break and managed to enjoy the recent autumn sunshine!  We are ready for the busy term ahead leading up to Christmas, with lots of wonderful things to learn about and look forward to.

The newest Acorns (Y1’s) have settled into class well and have quickly become part of the Acorn family, we are very proud of the way they have handled the transition.  We are also very proud of our Year 2’s who have taken on the responsibility of being the older members of the class beautifully, leading by example and helping their fellow classmates to settle in.  Well done everyone! 

Before the holiday we all enjoyed coming together in Church to show thanks for the Harvest. Acorns sang beautifully and we’d like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came along and for all the generous donations of food that will help people in need. 

During the term ahead Acorns will be working on the Nativity Play.  Putting on a production allows for great learning opportunities for the children, not just their individual acting, reading and performing skills, but also for them to work as a group, coming together to work on their own show!  Letters are being sent about the parts individual children will be playing and a separate letter will follow detailing the dates and times of the performances.  We hope as many of you as possible will be able to come along.

In RE this term we will be exploring the leaning question of ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’

Our topic this term will be ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ where we will be learning all about the events in 1605 and why we remember this famous plot on November the 5th every year. 

Our Science topic this term is “Experiments”. We will have opportunities to carry out lots of exciting experiments and investigations. 

If you have any special ‘Show and Tell’ items linked with our topics this term we would love to see and hear about them on a Friday afternoon!

We hope that you will find the following information useful as a reminder of some very important information:

As last term PE will take place every Wednesday afternoon, however please make sure PE kits are in school all week for any additional physical activities that may take place. Every item of PE kit (as well as uniform) must be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

The Home Learning menu for this term will be based upon our topics. The children’s showcasing of their previous home learning last term was fantastic and we were blown away with all of their hard work and creativity. Well done to everyone!

We will continue to send home spellings and times tables each week on a Monday for your child to practise along with their daily reading.

The Class Penguin, Rebecca, has had some fun weekend adventures already and can’t wait for more this term!

Travelling Bear has also started a new year of holiday adventures with Acorns. Don’t forget to check out his diary to see exactly where (and with whom) he has been!  Travelling Bear just needs a letter from the child that would like to take him on holiday with them so that he can check his diary to make sure he isn’t already away!

Good behaviour and kindness are positively encouraged in Acorn class.  There are opportunities to be rewarded for good conduct and effort with house points, marbles, Marvellous Me, wrist bands and raffle tickets.

Thank you for helping us by supporting your child’s learning both at school and at home, which is invaluable to their continued progress.


The Acorn Team

The Acorn team consists of:

Mrs Wood (Mon – Wed) & Mrs Dengate (Wed – Fri) – Class Teachers

Mrs Archer – Teaching Assistant (specific support)

Mrs Brown – Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (Monday and Thursday)








  The Acorn Team

The Acorn team consists of:

Miss Holt (Mon – Wed) & Mrs Dengate (Wed – Fri) – Class Teachers

Mrs Wrigglesworth – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brown – Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (Tuesday and Thursday)

Mrs Naisby - mornings only, specific children


What will we be learning this year?   ACORN CLASS LEARNING TOPICS