• Ms Lizzy White

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Lucy Brand

    Apprentice Teaching Assistant

So what is the plan for this term? 


Firstly, I would like to welcome you all again to Chacewater School. We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our Reception class as from September 2020 and taking them on their first journey in School. This year the Acorns class will be taught by Miss Thomas - the class teacher and supported by Mrs White and Mrs Brand. 


This first term is an exciting term. Firstly, we get to get to know your children more and find out what they enjoy and like doing, and secondly because we get to teach them the school routines and class rules. Your child this term will begin to be taught the sounds linked to our RWI scheme, learn 'numbers of the week' in our Maths lessons, as well as continuing to play and explore using our inside and outside classroom. This term our topic is 'All About Me'. This allows your child to talk to the other children and the adults in the room about the things they like best. They get to show pictures and talk about the people that are important to them too. We break our All About Me topic up into 4 different themes and with this have a hook book for each week to engage and stimulate the children's learning further. 


Due to COVID, we have been unable to welcome parents into the classroom on a daily basis, just like we would do normally. This therefore means that any queries or questions you have, will have to be dealt directly on drop off and picks ups, or via email:


We look forward to taking your children on their first year at school.


Miss Thomas and the Acorns Team. 


Reading -
Your child has been sent home with a school wordless book to be read daily. These books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We ask if you can write in your child's reading diary if you have listened to them read. We will also write in your child's diary on the days we have changed their books.
Your child would have also received a Library book which the children have chosen themselves. Please read this book with them at bedtime and then return in their school bags. We will visit the Library every Friday on rotation.
Your child should also have received their RWI packs now. Over the course of the next few weeks, your child will be taught a range of Read Write Inc sounds. You will receive a pack weekly stating the sounds learnt in class over the course of the week. We ask if you can practice writing these sounds with your child, as well as using the images as flash cards to refresh their minds on the sounds taught. 
If you would like to do some additional work on the sounds online, you can also look on these websites: