Tout Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9DH
01963 32660

Welcome to Acorn Class



Acorn Class (EYFS) Open Morning 

Saturday 7th October 10am to 12pm 

Come and see out wonderful school. There will be a selection of activities for your child to experience in Acorn Class, giving you the oppotunity to talk to members of staff. 

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. We welcome children from all faiths and have many children from Military Families. 

We look forward to meeting you!  

All About Acorn Class



Classroom organisation  


Acorn class is a mixed year group of EYFS and year 1 children. The year groups will be split for Maths and RE. 

Staff: Mrs Lauren Burden is the class teacher.  Miss Scolding is the full time  teaching assistant .   Mrs Lappin (mornings) and Mrs Bridges (afternoons) are the Learning Support Assistants. Mrs Woodcock teaches year 1 RE.


Level of work: The EYFS children will be following the outcomes from the updated EYFS curriculum.  The year 1 children will following the National Curriculum. 


Homework: The children should read at least five times a week and these should be noted in their reading records. Each child will receive the phonics sounds we have learnt to practise their letter formation and phonics at home. There is also a half-termly take home task, all information can be found on the curriculum organiser for that topic.

Behaviour: There are high expectations for achievement and behaviour. The children will talk about how to be a good member of Acorn Class and what rules we need to follow. If a child uses negative behaviour we use the restorative justice approach in order for them to talk about their behaviour and think of ways to improve it and fix the problem.



Uniform and Daily Routine


Please ensure your child has a warm, waterproof coat with them each day throughout Autumn and Winter as we will use the outside area in all weathers.

Water bottles:  Please provide your child with a named water bottle; these will be kept in a tray in the classroom and children can access these throughout the day. Please fill these with water only. 


Snack: The children are provided with a healthy snack each day at break time. They will also be given a carton of milk until their 5th birthday. If you would like them to continue having milk please speak to Mrs Stephenson in the office for more details.


PE days: Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in PE kit on these days. They will remain in their PE kit and shoes for the day.


Reading books and reading record: Please sign your child’s reading record with the date and a short comment. Please try to hear your child read regularly and help them to develop their comprehension skills by asking them about what they are reading. Your child will be given a new book weekly. 

Homework:  Phonics or spelling words will be sent home on a Monday. Year 1 -  Please support your child to  write the red words.

Please ensure the spelling books are returned by Friday.

Maths: Year 1 - Please support your child in practising their number bonds and counting forwards and backwards from any given number.


Reading Awards:   During celebration assembly (every two weeks) two pupils from each class will be awarded Reader of the Week. Their photograph will be placed on the Reader of the Week display board in the main building.

Picking up: Please can you let the office or the teacher know if your child will be picked up by another adult and whether this is regular or a one-off. This will help when dismissing the children.



If you have any concerns or things you would like to discuss then please let the office know and we can get back to you or catch Mrs Burden at the end of the day.


Thank you for your support.


The Acorn Class Team