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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.  


After a really fantastic first two terms learning about the Ancient Egyptians and the wonderful words of William Shakespeare we are now moving one to our new topic of Explorers! As a class we will be following the incredible journey of Ernest Shackleton.


Now that restrictions caused by Covid-19 are starting to ease, we are going to be able to start swimming again.  This will take place on a Monday at Dronfield swimming baths. Please remember to bring your swimming costume, towel and optional goggles with you every Monday.



In Literacy this term we are going to be spending some time building up our reading, writing and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills that will build to help us become the best writers!


We will be looking at Ice Trap by Meredith Hooper which tells the story of Shackleton's Expedition from the viewpoint of the true life stowaway. The book will also be the basis for our writing. This term we will be investigating how to write newspaper reports and diary entries based on the incredible journey that Shackleton and his team made




In Maths the Year 4s will spend the term investigating  length, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals and the Year 3s will be learning about money, statistics and length and perimeter  . We will continue our TTRockstars challenge. The Year 4s will be practising hard for their multiplication test later in the year. Keep working hard on them at home too please.

Place Value video for our Year 3s

Here is one for our Year 4s that goes all the way to the millions

Science and Topic

In Science it is going to be all about Light. Through our investigations we will learn light and how the absence of light is darkness. We will investigate how shadows are formed and learn the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque.




In Topic this term we are travelling across Antarctica. When Ernest Shackleton's ship the Endurance became trapped in ice, the captain and a tiny crew made a daring attempt to reach safety before returning to rescue the remaining members of the team.