Celebration of Acorn's Home Learning
Please be proud of your home learning and keep us up to date. You can send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload them onto our website for you. Please remember that sharing your learning helps and inspires others.
Home Learning Work and Information
Please make sure you have activated your Tapestry account. You will have been sent an activation email and can download the tapestry app on your phone. This will be a great way for us to communicate. We will be able to share activities and information with you and you will be able to post photos and comments of what your child has been learning at home. Your posts will only be seen by you and teaching staff. If you would also like photos added to our website please let Mrs Harris know or email them to email@example.com.
As well as the websites suggested please encourage the following activities and open ended play opportunities:
The EYFS 'Development Matters' document shows the Early Learning Goals across all areas of learning including all the steps to get there from birth to 5. This is the document we use at school to assess and plan the next steps for the children's learning. Children are working towards meeting the Early Learning Goals by the end of Reception.
Please find below some websites we use in school to support children’s learning. You will be sent any login details via Tapestry.
www.letterjoin.co.uk - Handwriting practise
new.phonicsplay.co.uk - Phonics games
www.phonicsbloom.com - Phonics games
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk - Reading – Bug Club
play.numbots.com - Number games
www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years - Maths games
www.dkfindout.com - Discover and explore the world around you
theimaginationtree.com - Early years creative arts and crafts activities
www.cosmickids.com - Yoga and mindfulness
Mrs Harris and the Acorn Team
Welcome to Acorn Class
Teacher: Mrs Harris
‘When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play.’ (Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015)
We are very excited to offer a weekly forest school session to all Reception pupils. The forest school ethos links very well with early years as they both have a child-centred approach and a strong emphasis on play.
'Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.' (Forest School Association)