Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School

Acorn - Reception

Summer 2021


Despite the heat, Sports Day was a huge success with lots of team work and celebration. Have a wonderful summer holiday everyone and thank you for all of your support.

Our sponsored swim was a huge success!

Snails, snails, glorious snails...

Minibeast hunt...

We had the most fascinating visit from Chris, who brought his python, giant African snails, gecko, millipede, pygmy owl, tenrec and stick insects. We learned so many interesting facts and got to touch and hold them.

We have been putting our amazing new story chair and toadstool seats to very good use!

We had fun and games in the pool today. This was our very first swim!

Listen to our fabulous retelling of 'The Queen's Hat.'

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We have been painting The Queen and famous London Landmarks sharing lots of new knowledge as we work.

Luckily, the rain kept away whilst we explored a range of buildings in Upton Noble and saw piglets, lambs, cows and horses on our village walk.

This week, we have been looking at our core values of: resilience, love, friendship, respect, trust and honesty.

Spring 2021



Welcome back to the Spring Term in Acorn Class. Our Medium Term Plan and Topic Booklet (both of which are subject to change depending on the children and their interests) can be found below. This term, our learning will be linked to 'All Creatures Great and Small.' Please continue to visit this page regularly and to e-mail using the class address.


We have been learning how fish breathe by exploring mackerel with magnifying glasses. We found the gills, looked in their mouths, touched their bodies and their tiny scales along with their fins. We finished our exciting morning by producing some incredible observational artwork using pastels.

We dressed as different colours of our 'Values Rainbow' for Red Nose Day today and thought carefully about others and how to treat them in a kind and respectful way.

We have been making observational paintings of spring flowers.

We have had a fabulous first day back, with lots of play, fun and laughter.

Autumn 2020

A very warm welcome to Acorn Class. Our topic for the Autumn Term is: 'Story, Rhyme and Pantomime.' Please see our Topic Booklet, and Medium Term Plan below. Please note that planning is subject to change depending on the children and their interests. Please visit this page regularly to access letters and to see what we have been learning.


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Merry Christmas everyone!

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch.

We have been busy making reindeer food to feed the reindeer who visited the playground last night whilst we were fast asleep...


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We have been creative in our problem solving and have made a boat to sail the gingerbread man across the river.

We have been making the most of the dry, crisp weather and our lovely grounds...

We have been investigating materials and their properties...

We have been creative using leaves....

We mixed, rolled and kneaded our dough to make gingerbread men that we decorated with sultanas.

Have a lovely half term 😊.

We have been learning 'The Gingerbread Man' story using actions and voices for different characters.

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We have also been taking it in turns to act out the story using masks.

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We have been learning about the Gingerbread Man and have been busy making collages and painting pictures of our favourite characters.

We built an assault course and practised our climbing, balancing, jumping, hopping and crawling.

We have made a family member in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and have thought about why we love them...

We have decided upon our class rules and have promised to follow them by placing our photos on the Class Charter bus.

Exploring mathematical concepts in Acorn Class...

We have spent the whole week learning and playing together, whilst enjoying the glorious sunshine. Aren't we lucky!

Look at our self portraits...

What confident, resilient children we have in Acorn Class. Our first day was full of happy faces, fun and laughter.