As a school we value the importance in strengthening partnerships between parents/carers and professionals. In Acorn Class we encourage ‘WOW’ moments in order to celebrate children’s home achievements. We are very keen for parents to become involved in these as we recognise the importance in children connecting what they learn at school to their home and community. We ask parents to share with us children’s ‘WOW’ moments. If your child says or does anything at home that to you, demonstrates a ‘WOW’ moment of learning, then we encourage you to write it down on a ‘WOW’ slip (WOW home slips), cut it out and send it back into school so we can celebrate them in group time and display them on our ‘WOW’ board. If you would like to send in photos to support the ‘WOW’ moment you are more than welcome to do that too!
PLANNING THAT CATERS FOR CHILDREN’S INTERESTS!
Topic webs are just possible learning opportunities that will either enrich the class continuous provision or be planned as an Adult Led activity to cover specific Areas of Learning. Topic planning is generated from the children’s interests and ideas and their interpretation of the topic. A mix of this planning and the children’s planning ideas are then developed into weekly plans.
Meeting the needs of specific groups
Where possible topic to cater for lower achievers.
Develop speaking skills.
Differentiated / Intervention where appropriate.
Our topics are led by the children but to give you an idea of progression and coverage (subject to change) please click here – EYFS Long Term Plan 22-23
Topic Information 2022-2023
Spring Term 2nd Half
We will be developing our Acorn Class garden area so our topic will be ‘Spring into Life!’
This will include Autumn, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Christmas and Hanukkah.
Autumn Term 1st Half
After an initial ‘getting to know you’ and settling in period we will begin our first topic of the year ‘Marvellous Me!’
This topic is chosen to ease children into school, so they can get to know their new surroundings and class members. We will be getting to know the members of our class! We will also be covering aspects of Autumn, as well as celebrating Harvest. Our topic will also allow us to cover cross curricular Literacy and Maths activities. The children will learn and reflect through playing and exploring, actively learning and will be encouraged to create and think critically through our topic.
Following the interests of the children and our Farm animals work within our Jack and the Beanstalk topic, we have moved on naturally to a new topic of ‘All creatures Great and Small!’ We will take the childrens’ lead and have themed animal weeks. Will we learn about minibeasts, under the sea creatues or jungle animals? Who knows but our options are endless! All Creatures Great and Small
Our new topic for the start of the first half term is all about Jack and the Beanstalk! We will learn all about growing and lifecycles.
See the Acorn Class Blog for lots of teaching ideas, videos, links and activities. Happy learning!
Autumn Term 2020
Our topic for the second half term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and our learning will be based around Celebrations and Festivals. This will include Autumn, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Birthdays, Advent, Christmas and Hanukkah.