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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. 


It is coming up to Easter, but before that, 

we have the fantastic topic of Welcome to Hogwarts to get our teeth into! Magic and wonder will be brought to Unstone and our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will fill us with inspiration for our writing and our art.



EXCITING NEWS!!!  From week two of this term, Forest Schools will be restarting.  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 looking at character and setting description. We will be putting ourselves into the shoes of set and costume designers and film directors, finding all the clues from the words in the book and how to bring them to life.





In our reading, we will be focusing on The Worst Witch, keeping with the magical 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 the four operations, fractions and for the Year 4s, we will start to investigate decimals. We will look at how the different operations relate to each other and how they can be represented in different ways.




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.



All of Acorns will also use a variety of methods that will support their mental and written maths skills in their daily fluent in five sessions.


In Topic this term we will be looking at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will have lots of opportunities to look at how JK Rowling used description and imagination to create a magical world that entices the reader in.


We will also be using a variety of different methods to create artworks, story boards and animations. From words to screen, we will be having a go at bringing some film making magic to our classroom.




This will culminate in a whole school Harry Potter immersion day to celebrate all our hard work.