Acorns - Reception
Miss Laura Thomas
Mrs Kate Whitehead
HLTA Teaching Assistant
Ms Lizzy White
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.
Miss Thomas and the Acorns Team