Welcome to Acorn Class Page!
Acorn Class Teacher: Mrs Pauline Barnaby
Acorn Teaching Assistants: Mrs Helen Lamb (Monday), Mrs Jo Beaumont (Tuesday-Friday)
Throughout the school we use a handwriting programme called Kinetic Letters.
This is designed to build your child's core strength and in turn build wrist, shoulder and pincer strength to help them with their handwriting. Ask your child to show you the positions we have been practising in the classroom, the Gorilla, Meercat, Penguin, Lizard, Stone Lion and Plank. They can also show you the writing position we use, laying on the floor,resting on our forearms with our legs out straight behind us and toes down. We show them how to form letters using the help of our Brave Monkey, who starts at the top of the tree and Scared Monkey who starts in the middle of the tree.
If you are interested in these activities and others that will aid your child's core strength and handwriting I have provided a powerpoint and a web link below that you may find useful.
In Acorn Class we follow the Read Write Inc scheme for phonics. To learn how this supports us in learning to read and write please follow the web link provided below.