We are the Acorns class, this is the school’s early years foundation class. The children in this class are reception ages of 4 and 5.

The children learn in this year by being provided with an enabling environment which offers opportunities for the children to learn in whatever style suits them. Through these principles we enable the child to learn and develop in their own unique way and at their own rate. The children learn by playing, exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. The teachers in this class are Mrs Varela and Mrs Hicks and the class teaching assistant is Miss Francis. The children have access to their own playground and a wooded area with a mud kitchen and large sandpit as well as their classroom indoors. As the year progresses the children are gradually introduced to a more formal way of teaching to prepare them for the transition to key stage 1.