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Welcome to Acorns' Class Page

Welcome to the Acorn's class page.  Here you will find lots of information about what we are doing in school and the different topics that we are learning.


This term we will be looking at 'Being our best selves'. We will be looking at ways that we can recognise how we are feeling and use different tools to make us resilient to challenges that we face in our every day lives.  We will be investigating how to be good friends and caring classmates. Mindfulness and emotional wellbeing will be at the heart of this terms topic.


We will be continuing our Forest School sessions every Wednesday afternoon.  As the weather begins to brighten we will venture down to the site in Metapic Woods and see how spring is bringing life and colour into the woods.  We will also build up our skills and knowledge and look at how the we can build up resilience, perseverance and self awareness back in the classroom.





Swimming will start again on the second Monday back and we will continue to have PE on a Friday afternoon. Please remember to wear the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts or joggers, trainers and an unbranded plain black or red hoodie).


Thank you for your support in ensuring that our children look smart for school and external sporting events.



In English this term we will be writing adventure stories.  We will look at different techniques to draw the reader in and keep them guessing.  Through investigating the different characters personalities, we will look at the different strengths that they need to use to overcome the problems they face.



In our reading, we will be focusing on people who have faced adversity and still gone on to achieve great things, keeping with the 'Being our best selves' theme. To do this we will be using our VIPERS skills (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval, sequencing and summarising) to look at challenging texts with more depth of understanding.


Not only that, we will also be building up our reading, writing and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills which will build to help us become the best writers!


In Maths Acorns will spend the term investigating length, perimeter, capacity, time, money and shape! We will also continue working on the four operations through our daily Fluent in Five challenges.






As a school, we are also partaking in a Maths Mastery programme which will give all the children the opportunity to investigate patterns and recognise the important links in maths.



Year 4s have their Multiplication Tables Check this year, so there will be a strong focus on learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 and we will be sending home cards to help them build fluency.  There will also be TTRockstars club, which is open to Year 3s and 4s on Tuesdays after school.




In Science this term, we are investigating sound.  We will be investigating how sounds are made, how they travel and how our ears work.




We will look at vibrations and sound waves and also learn about volume, pitch and amplitude. 




In Topic this term we will be looking at the the impact of plastics on the environment.  Plastic is a part of all of our daily lives, but this is something that we need to be careful with so that we can reduce the damage that it does to wildlife.


Children will learn why plastic is so popular, and when it was invented.  They will also be looking at alternatives to plastic and what is being done by governments and environmental groups to educate and reform our reliance on plastic.


We will conduct a litter survey and look at ways to reuse plastic to make art, and ways to refuse or reduce the amount that we use by making different choices when out shopping.