Acorns Useful Information

Forest School

We go to Forest School every Thursday. Your child will need to come to school in their own old clothes, with waterproofs and wellies in a bag.


As we promote Healthy Schools we ask that all children have healthy snack in school. This consists of either fresh fruit, dried fruit or yoghurt. School fruit snack can be provided at a cost of £30 for the year or £5 per half term. This can be brought into school in a clearly labelled envelope.

Blended Learning

We will use Seesaw to keep you informed about your child’s learning in school. Through this platform we will suggest ideas and activities that you can do at home to blend your child’s learning opportunties across both school and home.

Worries and Concerns

As a school we feel that open and honest communication with parents is key. We welcome regular contact with parents via the messaging service on the Seesaw app we use within school. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child please voice these with your child’s class teacher and we will endeavour to put your mind at ease!

Should you have any concerns about your child’s learning or the progress they are making in school, Mrs J. Jones is our ALNCo (Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinater) and works closely with all class teachers to ensure all children receive the support they may need. For additional information with regards to Additional Learning Needs please visit the ‘Curriculum’ page within the Parents and Visitors section of the website.

Health and Keeping Everyone Safe

For us to be able to provide the best care and support for your child, please ensure that we are aware of any relevant information regarding the health requirements of your child. Information can be recorded on the Parental Information form when your child starts school. This information should relate to conditions such as asthma, allergies or other specific issues.When medical conditions of a very serious nature arise we will meet with parents and health professionals to establish appropriate protocols.

During their time at school your child will have contact with a range of health professionals. This may be as a result of a general screening programme e.g. eyesight or dental or as the result of a specific request from school. The school nurse is also available to support upon request when needed.

On starting school children may well pick up illnesses along the way. The following is a guide to timescales for well-known childhood illnesses.

ComplaintLength of Time Away From School
Chicken Pox7 days from appearance of rash
German Measles4 days from appearance of rash
Measles7 days from appearance of rash
Scarlet FeverUntil treated and well
Mumps7 days from disappearance of swelling
Whooping Cough21 days from onset of spasmodic cough
DysentryUntil treated and well
Infectious JaundiceAt least 7 days from onset of jaundice
ConjunctivitisUntil treated and well