Hello and Welcome back to our second term in Big Acorns (Reception Class at St John's)
We are really excited to welcome all our Big Acorn children back to school after Christmas and are very much looking forward to continuing their learning journey with you.
Staffing in Big Acorns remains the same as before Christmas
The children are taught by the class teacher - Mrs Claire Webber.
The teaching assistants - Mrs Sally Bridgeman and Mrs Sue West support the children in their learning, alongside the staff from Little Acorns. Mrs Catherine Yeandle teaches Big Acorns on Wednesday, whilst Mrs Webber has her leadership day.
This term. we continue to follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage, building on the children's learning and developments last term.
The children continue to deepen their understanding of early reading and early mathematics through our Power Maths and Read Write Inc schemes of learning. We also enjoy learning about the world around us, how to move our bodies in different ways, music, dance and singing and the religions of the world.
The Early Years curriculum has 7 strands and your child will be taught and assessed against these strands during their time in Big Acorns with a final Early Years profile being made in June 2022.
The strands are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Your child's Tapestry online learning journey will be accessible to you as a parent throughout their time in Big Acorns and we encourage you to log on and look at this regularly to see your child's learning. Please speak to Mrs Webber if you need support with this. We love to see what your child is up to at home, so if you wish to add your own comments or observations to your child's learning journey then please do so. You can also take a WOW sheet from our parent notice board to record any wow moments at home.
Messages and stories will also be added to our Class Dojo page, so please ensure that you have logged into your child's account to view important reminders and snapshots of learning that happens in Big Acorns. Again, please see Mrs Webber if you need support with this.
Below are copies of our Long Term plan for the year ahead, so you can see the areas of learning for your child and you will also be provided with paper copies of these.
We operate a very open door policy (COVID guidance followed!), so please just don't hesitate to speak to a member of the EYFS staff if you have any questions, queries or concerns and we will try to answer them.
We really look forward to sharing your child's exciting school adventure with you and can't wait to share all their brilliant learning moments with you.
Thank you for sharing them with us!