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Acorn Class Reception and Year 1

Acorn Class is our first class. There are twenty reception pupils and ten pupils from Year 1.


Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and children in Year 1 follow Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. We combine this learning in a learning map for each term. The annual plans are on our Curriculum page whilst termly plans are added to our class page.

Phonics and Reading

We teach phonics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 through ‘Letters and Sounds’ using a synthetic phonics approach. We use 'PhonicsPlay' online as a useful resource of games and activities to develop skills.

We use ‘Book Bands’ to organise a range of reading materials for children learning to read.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, books are sent home from the reading scheme, once a pupil is a confident 'blender' of the first 19 phonemes.



If your child has to stay at home for any reason and is feeling well enough to complete some learning;

In the first instance, please go to your child's Online Learning Platform 'Seesaw' to access a range of activities.



    YR – Access home learning lessons at

    Y1 - Access home learning lessons at  


    YR Oak Academy - stage/subjects/literacy

    Y1 Oak Academy -


 Reading for pleasure -



    YR – Phase 2 -

    Y1 – Phase 3 -


 RE :

    Y1 only - 1 lesson per week set on Seesaw as needed.


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