Primary School


Primary School

Reception Acorns Class 2021

Welcome to Reception Acorns Class 2021.

We are taught by Miss Rachael Vincent and Mrs Katy Clubb.

Our project this half term is called 'On the Beach'.


This project teaches children about the plants and animals that live at the seaside. It also explores holidays in the past and the importance of keeping safe in the Sun.


We love to share stories in Acorns class and we often use stories to support our learning.

Here are some of the stories we will be sharing as part of our 'On the Beach' project. If you have any of the stories in the list, it would be great to read these at home to support the learning in school.


Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes

At the Beach by Roland Harvey

Who's Hiding at the Seaside? by Katherine McEwen

 Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers

Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg.

 One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre.

Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies

 Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins

Come Away From the Water, Shirley by John Burningham

Sports (My First Heroes) by Jayri Gomez

The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell

A Story About Afiya by James Berry.

One Year With Kipper by Mick Inkpen.

Say Goodbye… Say Hello by Cori Doerrfeld







Here are some home learning ideas you could do with your child to support their learning through this project-

-Visit the beach or look at photographs of days out at the beach. Talk
about the activities you enjoy when you visit the beach. Think about the
things you need to take so that you can have fun and keep safe. Draw and
label the things you need to take to the beach.


-Find out more about animals that live in rock pools by looking at the
YouTube video of 25 Sea Creatures You Can Find Rock Pooling in the UK!

Draw and label some of the animals you would find in a rock pool.


-Use Google Earth to look at the seas and oceans around the world.


-The oceans contain some of the largest animals on the planet. Use a
tablet or computer to take a look at these amazing animals.
Choose one of the animals and find out three fantastic facts to share.
blue whale
giant squid
ocean sunfish
manta ray
whale shark
coconut crab
giant Pacific octopus
great white shark


-Make an under the sea picture. Think carefully about the animals and
plants you will add. You can create your artwork using a computer paint
programme, paint, drawing or collage materials.


Have fun and don't forget to send your work in or send us a photograph on Class Dojo!


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