Class Newsletter

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Forest School: Friday (every other)

PE Kit: Thursday

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Hello to all Parents,

The Acorns team would like to welcome you to our Class page. You will find lots of information on this page from our class newsletters to our topic webs, we will also share with you our learning in pictures so that you can see what has been happening. Learning links are available at the bottom of the page.  For more information about our Foundation Unit please see your welcome booklet.  Enjoy!

Acorns Welcome Booklet

Meet the Teachers

My name is Miss Cavaney and I have been a teacher for twelve years.  I have predominately worked in the Early Years but also have experience of working with children with SEND.  I love teaching and spending time with my little boy.

This year in Acorns, we are supported by Mrs Alvarez (Class TA),  Mrs Kelly (Class TA) and Mrs Smith (supporting School Readiness and Nurture). My PPA and Management Time will be covered by Mrs Alvarez and Mrs Smith.


Have a look at the link below for a list of words that your child will be learning to read.

High frequency and tricky word checklist

Phonics Play is a website that we have already recommended to a lot of parents. Please have a look and explore the phonics games. Please check if you are unsure what phase your child is working on. Click on the picture below to go directly to the website.

Phonics play picture

Purple Mash, an online resource to practise ICT skills and apply what the children have learnt. Click on the picture below to go straight to the login page.

Purple mash icon

Our Learning…

Our Science

We have been learning all about caterpillars. When we got them they were tiny but we learnt about how important eating is. We learnt that they get bigger and shed their skin. Our caterpillars are now in their cocoons and we cannot wait to see them emerge and beautiful butterflies. 

Our Amazing Art…

We are incredibly proud to present the artwork that we have been doing in class. This can be looked at on our class ‘Padlet’. Please use the following link:

Amazing Acorns Art

Here is a sneak preview.

Picture News

EYFS Picture News – One of the things we use in class is ‘Picture News’. This helps children to think about the world around them and promotes speaking and listening skills. 

Have a look at the page here and have a go at home:

Rememberance Day

We shared a ppt with the children about Rememberance Day and then we shared the CBeebies Poppy animation. The children were moved by this video and talked with great description about their feelings. 

We aslo made some poppies. We hope you like them. 

Tricky words


Mr Mc – I

Geraldine  – I