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Raccoon Class - Early Years

Welcome to Raccoon Class


Raccoon Class is one of the six Early Years classes at our school and we highly value providing fun, playful and holistic experiences in which our children can learn from, developing a strong foundation for their future. Please feel free to find out more about the Early Years approach and our curriculum from the document below.

Class Teacher: Meena

Teaching Assistants: Charlotte, Darren, Chloe, Zara and Marie




Term 4


This terms topic is 'Spring' where we will look at the changing in the season, such as plants growing, baby animals being born and Easter celebrations.


Our literacy/numeracy focus will be on the The Very Hungry Caterpillar - with this story in mind we will look at the life cycle of a Butterfly and in our Forest School sessions, we will do activities that include things such as building a bug hotel, fat ball for birds to feed on and going on a mini beast adventure. We can use this book to count colours, fruits and day of the week and look at different colours. It also gives us opportunity to get the class trying different food types. 


Our offsite learning this term will be at:-

  • Walmer Castle Kitchen Garden
  • Brockhill County park
  • Nonnington Farm - Lambing
  • Delf Farm Shop 
  • Local Library
  • Village farmers market



Pancake Day and Birthday Celebrations

Term 3


Our topic focus this term will be transport. Looking at different types of transport and the importance of vehicles in our community. 

Literacy focus 'Going on a Bear Hunt'. In our Forest School sessions and offsite learning we will see what obstacles get in our way to find our Bear. 


Offsite learning opportunities:-

  • East Kent Light Railway - Shepherdswell
  • Whitfield Firestation
  • Garden of Light  - Ashford Outlet 
  • Brockhill Country Park
  • Farmers Market

Whitfield Fire Station - Trip with Puffin Class

Easy Peasy Pizza

Term 2 


This term we will look at Festivals and Celebrations. The class will be getting involved in cooking festive treats, making snow globes and winter themed art and having the opportunity to decorate the class very own Christmas Tree. 


Christmas Snow Globes

Marshmallow Snowmen

Pumpkin Carving - Halloween Spooktakular

Gingerbread Man - Decorating and EATING!

Term 1


 This term's topic is 'Knowing me, Knowing you' and it will help the children focus on learning about themselves, their family, hygiene, diversity and more. 

Chocolate Rice Crispie Cakes with Marshmallow