High Peak Federation



A massive welcome to our class page! You should find all the information that you need right here!

Staff members in Acorn Class are very friendly. Mrs Holt is the class teacher. Mrs McCartney is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant along with Mrs Burgess and Miss Andrews who are Teaching Assistants. You'll find us all in class at different parts of the week. We also have plenty of volunteers and students to help us make a fantastic learning environment for the children in our care.

Oh, and hang on! We have three chickens to look after too: Vanessa, Gloria and Spider-Chicken. They are rescue chickens who were once caged hens. We've given them a wonderful home where they can roam our playground and join in with lessons. The children are so good at cleaning them out and making sure they have a fantastic retirement.

Here is our Class Newsletter. Hopefully this will give you a clue as to what you need on which day. If you're not sure, then please just grab one of the team at the start or end of the day.


Learning for this term 


Just below is our Curriculum Map for Summer Term 1. Our topic is called Transport. We are learning all about different types of transport and how this might have changed in New Mills over time.






Examples of learning



Secret Garden Fun

Dough Disco

Writing with a Purpose


Number Work

Water Fun

Small World




The chickens first day at school                              Cheeky Chicken!                         Just a bit of sunbathing         Our Chicken Cleaning                                                                                                                                                                                                                Team in action

If your child is starting with us in September, then this document should help!