Acorns is a satellite of Woodlands School based in Oswestry.
The provision offers primary education to a group of up to 12 pupils from years 5, 6 or 7. The whole curriculum is covered with daily input of Maths and English together with an opportunity to experience activities such as horticulture which, with a cross curricular approach, gives practical experience of Science, Maths and English and also builds personal and social skills.
It is anticipated that Acorns pupils will have the opportunity to attend an outdoor education programme during the Summer term that encompasses elements of Forest School bushcraft skills together with the experience of caring for farm animals.
Educational visits are also planned to support the curriculum.
As can be seen, although compact, Acorns offers all that a larger setting is able to provide with the additional advantage of small groups and high staff ratios. Strengths and weaknesses can therefore be supported with learning experiences that pupils will enjoy and activities that are tailored to the needs of the individual.
At Acorns we follow the 5 R’s ethos:
Have good manners, be helpful, listen carefully, think of others and share
Follow rules, think ahead, be well organised, make good choices and be trustworthy
Know what to do when stuck, try different ways of doing things, solve problems, think for yourself and ask good questions
Keep focused, learn from mistakes, be confident, bounce back and keep trying
Try their best, be a good team player, be honest, be someone you can count on and be fair