Welcome to Acorn!
2021 - 2022
Mrs Smith - Class Teacher
Mrs Spong - Teaching Assistant

Home Learning Activities – Spring

To view the home learning choice activities for the Spring term, please click the link below.

Remember to send your learning to your teacher via the eSchools messages, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:

24th January,

7th February,

7th March

28th March.

Spring 1 - Remote Home Learning - Reception

Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils

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

- 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: 


Practice your Phonics on 

Our school login details are:

Username: admin2619

Password: angel

Remember you can consolidate your learning about Phase 1 and Phase 2.


Out and About:

Out in my neighbourhood -

People in my neighbourhood -

Let’s go shopping (Part 1) -

Let’s go shopping (Part 2) -

People who help us (singing games) -

More people who help us -  


A New Normal:

Healthy Hugs-

We’re part of the same pond Fire Burns -

Glitter Germs -

Circle of Love:

Who is in my family? -

Different families -

Love for pets -

Understanding the World

Winter, Hot/Cold:

To understand the difference between hot and cold  -

To understand how humans react differently to hot and cold -

To name things you can see outside in Winter -

Polar Habitat:

To identify the features of a polar habitat and locate them on a globe -

To name animals that live in polar habitats -

To identify how polar animals are adapted to the polar habitat -

Spring 1
Winter Wonderland
When we arrived back to school after our Christmas break, we were excited to see lots of changes both outside and within the classroom. We began our learning by discussing what we already know about Winter and ice. This involved making our very own ice lollies, "they were so yummy!" The children then enjoyed exploring our first key text 'Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell' where we were able to show our learning around ice, snowflakes and seasonal changes in a variety of ways. To finish our work on this text we made our very own tree decorations just like those in the book and went to hang them on the trees around the school grounds. 
Autumn 2
Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
Autumn 1
 We all belong here!
To celebrate European day of languages we played French games, ate French food and learnt about the French culture. We discussed how we could get the France from Birchwood school and even got a French lesson from our bilingual classmate. It was a wonderful day.
We all belong here! 
Our first theme is all about celebrating each other, our similarities and differences. We have spent the first few weeks looking at the routines of school and how to do our Birchwood best.  Last week we investigated how to be a good friend, what ingredients make the best friends and which ingredients we try to avoid.  The children have engaged in some amazing learning and formed wonderful relationships with their teachers and each other.