Class Teacher: Miss S Cook (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs E Warnes (Fri)
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs E Warnes (Mon-Thurs)
Teaching Assistants: Miss Langford (Mon-Fri mornings) Ms M Rae (Fri)
Hello and a big welcome from all the staff and children at Ightham Primary School! This is our Acorn Class webpage where all important information regarding the class timetable, routines, upcoming activities/events and home support can be found. Please speak to Miss Cook or Mrs Warnes if you have any questions.
Meet the Teacher PowerPoint
On Monday 9th September, Miss Cook and Mrs Warnes held a 'Meet the Teacher' evening. Please find the PowerPoint from this meeting below.
Acorn Class 'Meet the Teacher' presentation
Timetable - Term 2
Please find the Acorn class timetable above. Please be aware that this changes frequently to reflect children's interests and needs. Important activities to remember throughout the week:
Tuesday am: PE - PE will be on Tuesday mornings and will take place in the school hall. Please make sure your child has PE shorts, shirt and plimsolls, all of which should be clearly labelled.
Thursday pm: Forest School - All children should come into school with long, comfortable bottoms (jogging bottoms etc) and be appropriately dressed for the weather. A waterproof coat should be brought into school everyday as much of our learning takes place outside. All children should have a pair of named wellies which will be kept on our welly rack in school.
Friday: Library - Please make sure your child's library book is in their bookbag each Friday so that the book can be changed.
Tuesday pm : Parent drop-in - A chance for children to share their recent learning within the classroom with their grown ups. Parents are also welcome to look at their child's learning journal during this time.
Term 2 Topic - 'The Jolly Postman'
This term our topic will be 'The Jolly Postman'. The curriculum map below shows what we will be focusing on in our learning this term.
Term 2 Curriculum Map
Show and Tell
Friday is show and tell day in Acorn Class. To make sure every child has a chance to talk about their special items, we run show and tell by rota. Please find a copy of this term's rota below:
Show and Tell Rota - Term 1 and 2
Weekly Newsletter for Parents
Every Friday a class newsletter is sent home. This gives you an overview of what we have been learning throughout the past week and tells you about anything you may need to know for next week.
Acorn Class Newsletter - 22nd November
We know and value that your child's learning and development does not stop at the end of the school day, but very much continues and grows when they are at home. Home learning challenges will be set each Friday via our class newsletter. Please return a 'home learning comment note' telling us how your child got on with the challenge, as your comments will be added to your child's Learning Journal.
Homework is to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Parent Reading/Phonics Workshop - October 2019
In October a phonics and reading workshop was held for parents. The presentation from this can be downloaded below. If you have any other questions or would like to know how you can support your child with their reading further, please speak to Miss Cook or Mrs Warnes.
Reading/Phonics Workshop Information
Here are some helpful websites to help you to support your child with their learning at home.
Phonics Play - Free phonics play section has some excellent games that will support all areas of phonics.
Parent area on Twinkl - The parent section has lots of great resources that you can share with your child at home to support their learning. It also has some fantastic resources to help with your own knowledge of the curriculum.
ICT Games - Some fun games linked to mathematics to support your child's learning at home.
Topmarks educational resources - A range of fun games linked to both maths and literacy/phonics. Be sure to choose games that are suitable to your child's age/ability.
Number concept/counting support - Please find a number workbook below for you to download and print off, to complete with your child as and when you wish. This is not required homework, it is however additional support you can use with your child to progress them further with their number development. Nearly everything within this booklet is the age expected level (part of the Early Learning Goal) for the end of the academic year, so it could be good practice!
Dinosaur Number Workbook: 0-20
Phase 2 Digraph Support Workbook - If your child struggles to read digraphs as one sound or struggles to use them in their writing, these might be useful in supporting this.
Numicon resource - To support your child's number work, we use the manipulative resource, Numicon, all the way through the school. Numicon visually shows the numbers 1-10 using holes within plastic, with the number of holes corresponding with the coloured Numicon piece. If you would like to use this resource at home to help further support your child's number work, you can download paper resource versions here and laminate them or stick them to card if you would like, to make them more durable. Please ask Miss Cook if you would like more information on how to use Numicon within home support.
Phase 2 letter formation handwriting practise workbook - You can download and print this at home if you would like to give your child a little practise in the correct formation of the letters and sounds we are learning. Don't forget to support them in holding the pencil correctly using the tripod grip.
Phase 3 Digraph Activity Book - A fantastic activity book you can download and print for your child to complete at home. There are lots of activities to support recognising and using digraphs.
Phase 2 and 3 Sound Mats - If you have misplaced the sound mats we sent out at the start of the year, you can also download them here for your child to use at home. Please try to support your child to recognise these sounds so that they are able to use them within their reading and writing.
Enunciation of phonics sounds - A fantastic video to show you how we teach the children to say the sounds when learning to read and write. If you would like further support with this, please search 'Mr Thorne does phonics' for some great games and other resources.
In our class children are 4 and 5 years of age and we are Year R.
‘Mighty Oaks from little Acorns grow’