Acorn – Explorers

Teacher: Mrs Barnes & Mrs King

EYFS Framework Overview

Teaching and learning in the Acorn (Reception) Class at Swanton Morley VC Primary School follows the objectives set out in the New Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework. Further information about the EYFS Framework can be found on the GOV.UK web site.

Below is a link to a summary of the EYFS Early Learning Goals:

The Acorn Class Curriculum at Swanton Morley

The majority of subject learning in reception is taught in cross-curricular themes through our ‘Learning Means The World’ curriculum’ (LMTW).  The children will follow the ‘Explorers’ pathway through the 4Cs that this globally-focused curriculum is built around, the key themes being: Conflict, Communication, Culture and Conservation.

An overview of the current, summer term, curriculum can be found here.

An overview of the themes for reception can be downloaded below.

Below is an overview of the English curriculum for Acorn Class.

Below is an overview of the maths curriculum for Acorn Class.

Below is an overview of the computing curriculum for Acorn Class.

Below is a downloadable Acorn Class timetable.

Communicating Your Child’s Learning Journey

We will be recording your child’s first year in school using the Tapestry online Learning Journey. Tapestry is a GDPR compliant company using secure servers in the UK to store data – further information regarding the security of the system is available on the Tapestry website.  We will use Tapestry to record observations, comments and photos to show progress across the Early Years Foundation Stage and will compliment other forms of observing and assessing already in place.  You will be able to access your child’s Learning Journey from a computer at https://tapestryjournal.com or by using the Tapestry app on mobile devices.  You will only be able to access this by using your personal login, which will give you access to your child’s Learning Journey only.   Updates, reminders, information and support for parents will be regularly posted onto Tapestry to keep you informed about our experiences in school.

Below is a link to the Tapestry User Guide for Parents:

Overview of EYFS Curriculum at Swanton Morley VC Primary School: