Acorn Class (Reception)

Welcome to Acorn Class!


Acorn Class are our youngest group of children, all aged between 4 and 5 years old. They are taught by Mrs Claudine Clarke (Monday – Wednesday) and Miss Megan Tonkyn (Thursday and Friday). Mrs Jackie Upfold, our wonderful teaching assistant, is with them every day of the week and remains with the children at lunchtimes too. On Wednesdays the children have Aspire PE taught by Mr Nigel Gardner.

We spend a lot of time getting to know the children and finding out what is important to each child, including their favourite things and interests. We are always amazed by how quickly the children settle into school life. They have continuous access to carefully planned play activities both inside and outside the classroom.

We welcome parent’s input into their child’s unique learning experience and encourage you to work closely with us in planning for and supporting the children’s next steps. Please come and see us if you have any questions or worries and do keep us informed of any special achievements that your child makes at home so we can celebrate and record them at school as well.


We love to share the work the children have been doing. Please check our web page often for weekly newsletters and recent photos.