Our Foundation Class
Family and Friendship
Little Acorns is where the building blocks – the Foundation of learning happens. Out of Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks will grow big and strong but only if the roots are deep. The environment is welcoming and engaging where children are secure and happy. Which enables them to be confident enough to try new activities.
Little Acorns are supported and encouraged in their learning; we ‘see’ mistakes as an important part of the learning process. Children who ‘have a go!’ are always praised. When something is achieved the Little Acorns are rewarded by stickers, a ‘High’ five or being moved up our reward chart. Each week a Star of the week is chosen and gets to have lunch with Mrs Calvert!
The Little Acorns spend their mornings focusing on Phonics and Maths. Together with some topic-based literacy work. The activities are planned to cover all seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Some activities are child initiated and some adult led. Learning occurs both indoors and outdoors and is tailored to the children’s abilities and needs. At all times I endeavour to stimulate children with a love of learning and a quest for knowledge that will remain with them throughout their lives. The children’s interests are incorporated as much as possible into The Little Acorns activities.
We spend a lot of time focusing on our motor skills, which involves lots of dancing, music and playdough! This helps the Little Acorns to write beautifully as they get older. Once a week we are lucky enough to have a music lesson with Mrs Walker, we learn songs and explore musical instruments, and above all have lots of fun. We read and listen to lots of stories and enjoy playing in our garden as well as the big playground. All Little Acorns have a Year 4 Buddy who looks after them when we are playing with the rest of the school.
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