Welcome to Acer Class from Mrs Castano and Ms Jefferson

Introduction –
This term our topic is ‘Heroes and Villains’. During the first part of the autumn term we will be learning about the legend of Robin Hood. We will link the way he lived to our learning in Forest School.

Home/School communication/home learning –
Please write comments in your child’s reading logs. Hearing your child read just a few pages each evening will make a huge difference to their confidence in reading. Please remember to check book bags and the class Seesaw app for notes and reminders about important dates, events and things we will be learning in Acer Class. The children will be set homework once a week; this will be supplied in separate homework books.

Being in Acer class –
Please do not let the children bring their own toys into school. These can get lost or mislaid and generally cause upset. We will always look at toys and special ‘treasures’ if children bring in anything to show us but would prefer toys go home with you after we have looked at them.

Please remember children need a healthy lunch. This could include: a sandwich, drink, yoghurt, cereal bar and fruit. Please remember fizzy drinks and sweets are not permitted including chocolate bars such as mars bars.

Please ensure that your child brings a coat to school every day. The children spend time in the outside area as well as on the playground at break and lunch times.

Dropping and Collecting –
We encourage the children to be independent in Year 2. Please line the children up behind the Acer Class sign. The children come into school independently.

Please wait near the Acer Class sign to collect your child at the end of the day.

Trips this term –
We had a fantastic day at Wiggery Wood, in which the children were able to use the skills they have learned in their outdoor learning.

As part of our topic of Heroes and Villains, Holly and Acer Classes have been learning about the legend of Robin Hood. The children had the opportunity to visit a private forest school in Gestingthorpe to find out how Robin Hood lived in the woods.

The children had a fantastic day completing the many activities available ranging from tree climbing, rein acting the story of Robin Hood, making bows and arrows, making tree spirits, den building, natural art and classifying the different leaves and trees.


Learning Together – 
This term Holly and Acer classes had a den building day. Parents came armed with old sheets, poles, pegs and other materials to make dens with their children. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

French –
Acer class enjoyed a French café during European Languages Day. We tried pain au chocolat, croissant, and bread and cheese; all washed down with a variety of fruit juice!

We had a French visitor in called Sophie who taught us a French song which we are now practising as part of our morning Wake and Shake.

In maths we have been looking at place value. We have learned how to compare 2 numbers and put in the correct sign to show which is greater or less.