We have an experienced team in place to support our youngest pupils in Acorns this academic year, including Miss Bower, EYFS Leader, Miss Cotton, SENDCo, and Teaching Assistants, Mrs Jones and Mrs Glassock.
We have hit the ground running this first term in Acorns! We have spent it getting to know each other with our new combined year R and year one class. The year ones have been fantastic at helping the new reception children settle in and they have enjoyed getting to know the school and all their new peers.
We have been thinking about the seasons and how they are changing; linking it to our school theme of ‘thankfulness’ being thankful for our environment and all the changes that autumn brings. We have also linked this in with our RE and literacy celebrating creation with beautiful art work and thank-you prayers from year one.
Reception have an exciting trip to Swanage library coming up for a story time session and to explore the books. We have been focusing on our reading this half term with some great paired reading between reception and year six. Also the children have just borrowed their first book from our school library, they were very excited!
We had a great first performance in the church celebrating Harvest. The children sang their Harvest nursery rhymes nice and loud and impressed the audience with their fantastic actions and dancing. The children are enjoying our new morning routine of finger gym exercises and wake ’n’ shakes to get us ready for the day, with mindfulness time and the daily mile continuing to be popular this year as well!