Acorns - Reception

  • Miss Laura Thomas

    EYFS teacher

  • Mrs Kate Whitehead

    HLTA Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Lizzy White

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Chrissie Parsons

    Apprentice Teaching Assistant AM

Hello and welcome to Acorns Class. Acorns class is made up of 30 wonderful reception children, taught by Miss Thomas - the Acorns class teacher, and supported by Mrs Whitehead and Mrs White. 


We have such an exciting year ahead of us, with lots of learning, supported by continuous provision based on the children's interests. Our first term we will be focusing on baseline assessments and finding out a bit more about your children through our new topic 'Celebrations'. We have 4 stimulating hook books to keep your children amused throughout this topic and to allow your children to explore celebrations and festivals that are local to us, learn about different cultures and History and have lots of fun designing and making as part of Art and Design. 


We will also be having regular RWI lessons, being taught the initial set 1 sounds and then being taught to blend these words in order to read. In Maths we will be taught a number of the week, different ways of representing this number and with a concept or word of the week focus too. 


We have a wonderful classroom including an exciting indoor space and a large outdoor area which we can freely access throughout the day. We are excited to see your children develop this year through a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all children to develop to their full potential. Each child is valued as an individual and teaching and learning is based on the understanding that children develop at different rates.


If you have any questions and would like to discuss these with me, I am always available on the door in the mornings or after school.


Kind Wishes


Miss Thomas and the Acorns Team

Enjoying our Maths lessons. 
We have been learning to blend CVC words in Read Write Inc and we are beginning to write words too.
We have had a great 2 weeks at school!
At Chacewater School we use an online programme called Tapestry to collect information about your child's learning throughout the year. You may add to this journal yourself and we will upload photographs, and sometimes video, of your child in school. This Learning Journal helps us to create a broad understanding of your child's needs and progress. 
During the first few weeks of school we will set up your child's account and you can then access it through any devise using a unique PIN code. Only you will be able to see the information about your child and only the class teacher will be able to see the observations that you upload. 
We will regularly look at the Tapestry Journal with your child and hope that you will be able to contribute to it so we can have the fullest possible picture of your child's first year in school. 
At the end of the year we will provide you with a pdf of this Journal for you to keep.