Studham Village CofE Academy

Learning to Care, Caring to Learn - All Flourishing as Children of God

Acorn - Preschool

Welcome to Acorn Class, we are the pre-school of Studham Village CE Academy, supporting children from the age of three.


At Studham, children are always at the centre of everything we do and we believe that children learn best when they are interested, inquisitive and engaged.  Research tells us that for young children, learning and development is best achieved through play.  Play gives children the opportunity to explore their own interests, enquire, plan and take risks.  Additionally, play also allows children to use their creativity, develop their imagination and build on their dexterity and physical skills, not to mention supporting the development of cognitive and emotional resilience. Play is important to healthy brain development.  It is through play that children engage and interact in the world around them.


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum alongside Development Matters, a non-statutory document that is divided into monthly bands and provides statements of what children may be able to do at that particular stage of development.


Click here for the EYFS statutory document.

Click here for the EYFS Development Matters.

Click here for the EYFS publication 'What to Expect When'.

Click here for a guide to the EYFS.


Please click on the links below for further information about Acorn Class.