Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

Inspire and Aspire


Welcome to Little Acorns!


Our Teachers: Mrs Brookes and Mrs Blinston

In the Little Acorns class we welcome our new children and families to Burntstump Seely CofE Primary School. 
Along with Mrs Derby and Mrs Nicholson,  we provide a caring, supportive, stimulating and happy environment where each child is encouraged to reach their full potential.

Our Day
8.45-9.05 Soft Start and Register 
9.05-9.25 Maths 

9.25-10.30 Child Initiated Learning
10.30-10.50 Milk, Snack and Story 

10.50-11.10 Phonics 

11.10-11.45 Child Initiated Learning 

11.45-12.30 Lunch 

12.30-13.00 Register, Story/ Literacy Focus 

13.00-14.15 Child Intitiated Learning 
14.15-14.30 Snack 
14.30-15.00 Child Initaiated Learning or Topic 

15.00-15.15 Handwriting/ Fine Motor 
15.30 Home Time 

 The day is a balance of adult led and child initiated activities.

  • Lessons are still play based and planned to meet the individual needs of children in the class. Children have access to indoor and outdoor provision in between each learning session.
  • Each child has a selection of reading books which they can take home every afternoon and return to school each morning. These can be changed during Soft Start. 
  • During child initiated play, Pre-School and Reception children are able to play and learn together but they will have seperate group times with learning tailored to their age and ability. 
  • We love to play and learn outdoors whatever the weather! Please have suitable clothes and shoes in school all year round.
  • We enjoy a daily snack of milk and fruit. Toast is also available and is to be ordered on a Monday at £1.25 for the week.


Homework is sent out on a half-termly basis and consists of fun learning opportunities to be carried out at home in line with our current topic. Children are also encouraged to read at least three times per week and practice their key words (F2 children). Mathletics is also available for home learning.

Summer 1- Growing

A warm welcome back to school after the Easter break and a big hello to the new children joining us in our pre-school. Over the next 6 weeks the children in Little Acorns will be exploring the topic of 'Growing'. A more detailed description of what we will be covering can be found on our Topic Map below. 


A gentle reminder that PE will take place on a Thursday but we ask for children's PE kits to be in school all week in case there are any changes to our timetable. Also, please send in reading folders every day so diaries can be checked, along with key words, and books changed when needed.