Welcome to Acorns and Oaks at Bearnes

Welcome to our Pre-school and EYFS class
'Fostering Curiosity in Young Minds'
A warm welcome to our class page.

The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are encouraged to learn through play and exploration, through being active, creative and thinking critically. The staff aim for the children to be inspired by their experiences; motivated by stimulating environments and equipment; fully engaged in their learning and, ultimately, to be empowered to continue to explore and learn themselves, independently. This is managed through carefully planned lessons and activities and opportunities for adult-led and adult- directed sessions as well as ample opportunity for child-initiated learning.

Acorns and Oaks are a fabulous class full of motivated, friendly and hard working children. We enjoy a lively environment where children are inquisitive and keen to explore. Children are encouraged to talk about their learning and we begin on an exciting learning journey. We are always reflecting on our ‘next steps’ and considering how we can squeeze the learning out of every opportunity. Children talk about how they are learning through our Achievosaurs.
Our teacher in Acorns and Oaks is Mrs Kelly Yeo. She will lead our Early Years Unit supported by our pre-school leader Miss Ashton and Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Language Link specialist, Mrs Sutton. 
Things to remember

  • PE takes place on a Monday and a Friday. 
  • Reading takes place throughout the week. Library and reading books will usually be changed on a Friday.
  • Tapestry is our online learning journal system, if you have any questions about this please come and see Mrs Yeo.
Learning in Acorns and Oaks

For weekly updates of all the amazing things happening in Acorns and Oaks please see regular updates on our Facebook page.
About the Early Years Foundation stage.

Please see the links below for more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The Development Matters document outlines how the curriculum progresses through EYFS.

It's a wonderful world!
27th February 2023
We had Simon from Animal HQ in to visit the EYFS and the children got to meet some very special animals!  We met dogs, lizards, tarantulas, cockroaches, degus, chinchillas, snakes and even rabbits and guinea pigs!