Acorn

 
Welcome to Acorn!
 
 
2020 - 2021
 
Miss Johal - Class Teacher
Mrs Spong - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 1
 
Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?
 
 
Come back soon to see our outstanding learning in Summer 1.
 
 
Spring 2
 
Are All Dinosaurs The Same Size?
 
 
In celebration of Census Day, Acorn Class carried out lots of counting. We counted Acorn’s favourite colours and how many boys and girls there are in our class. We also analysed the data using ‘star words’ such as, more than and less than.
 

Home Learning Activities – Spring

To view the home learning choice activities for the spring term, please click the link below. Remember to upload your home learning to your eSchools page, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are: 

25th January

8th February

8th March

29th March

Home Learning – Reception

Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils

-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception 

-Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.

Additional Lessons to Support Reception Learning: 

Phonics

Practice your Phonics on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

Our school login details are:

Username: admin2619

Password: angel

Remember we are learning Phase 2 and Phase 3.

Music 

Growth

Planting in the garden: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/planting-in-the-garden-c8tk0d

Growing in the garden: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/growing-in-the-garden-74wk0d

The veggie patch (lesson 1): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-veggie-patch-part-1-c8wk6c

The veggie patch (lesson 2): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-veggie-patch-part-2-cgvkgd 

PSHE 

A new normal:

Healthy hugs: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/healthy-hugs-c5h3ge

We’re part of the same pond: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/were-part-of-the-same-pond-68t6ad

Glitter germs: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/glitter-germs-c9j3at

Games apart: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/games-apart-ccvkje

Lockdown heroes: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/lockdown-heroes-c4rk2c

Super juice: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/super-juice-crtk6d

Understanding The World

Easter:

To listen to the story of Easter: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-the-story-of-easter-6gt6cd

To understand how people celebrate Easter: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-people-celebrate-easter-ctjp4c

To follow a map: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-follow-a-map-6hhp4r

Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure

At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.

We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.

At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.

Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List. 

 
Autumn 2
 
Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?
 
 
Autumn 1
  
 Do you want to be friends?
 
 
WE HAVE STARTED SCHOOL!
 
Acorn Class have made a super start to their time at Birchwood. We have been very busy. Have a look and a read of what we have been up to.
 
We went on a very special walk around the school to speak to people who help us.
 
It was lots of fun seeing Mr Coleman's office; he gave us a very special sticker and even showed us a picture of his dog, Alfie!  

 

 
Mrs Jackson, Mrs Grinham, Mrs Ferris and Mrs Ryle told us about all the hard work they do in the School Office. 
 

 

We were very lucky to have a story read to us by Mrs Hooper. 

 

 
We have also had lots of fun getting to know our new friends and making the most of the sunshine!