Welcome to Acorn Class

Early Years Leader/ Teacher- Mrs K Howard

Myself and Acorn are also lucky enough to have support from the following ETA’s

Miss N Nicholls

Mrs P Stack

Mrs L Holroyd HLTA 

We have 15 Reception places and 13 full time Nursery places( 15 hours is also available).These spaces are sure to fill up quickly. For further details please contact school and ask for Mrs K Howard. 

In the EYFS all children work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals which are set out in the Foundation Stage Framework. Please follow the link below for more information. It is then statutory that children at the end of Reception must be informally assessed against these goals.


At Woodlands children begin their reading journey by following Phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme in Nursery. This continues through to Phase 4 by the end of the Reception year. Children also follow the Jolly Phonics multi sensory approach to support their learning.

Please see links below:




Please find below web links which you may find useful. I will add to these during the year. Any contributions from yourselves are warmly welcomed- just let me know!

Remote Learning

 Due to the National Lockdown commencing 5.1.20 school is only open to critical worker or vulnerable pupils. In order to support pupils at home, staff will make up learning packs for each week. The packs will provide the same learning as the children will cover in school. As much of EYFS is learning through play and practical, we feel this is more appropriate than complete on line learning. 

  However pupils must access Education City, Teach my Monster to Read on a regular basis. Passwords have been provided. Each day it will benefit pupils if they listen to the Jolly Phonics action song, as we do in class. Alternate days between phase 2 and phase 3.


Also to support reading you can access several free phonics games here … https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources pupils are currently working in phase 3.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the school office, who will in turn speak to myself, or email myself.

We use IT to enhance our learning.


Fun with literacy 

A small selection of our children learning whilst having fun this last half term before the Christmas break.