• Ms Lizzy White

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Megan Budge

    Teaching Assistant

Hello and welcome to the Acorns class


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. This year the Acorns class will be taught by Miss Thomas and supported by Mrs White and Miss Budge. 


We are in our final term - I cannot believe it and soon your child will be heading to year 1. In this term we will be continuing to work on our RWI, focusing on the set 2 and 3 sounds and reading words with these sounds in them. The children will be challenged to apply what they have learnt in their phonics lessons, and encouraged to write with numerous amounts of challenge stations and writing opportunities linked to our overarching topics. In Maths we will be looking at embedding knowledge of numbers from 1-10 and then to 20. We will be doing lots of work with visuals/resources and representing numbers in different ways. 

In our afternoon sessions we will be looking at our topic ‘superheroes’. We love this topic because we have such amazing hook books to engage all children. Our main hook book this term will be ‘supertato and superworm’. The children will take part in learning inside and outside of the classroom and provision will link to the overarching themes taught each week. We will also be looking at people in the communities that help us, including doctors, nurses, police and firemen. We will also be having a visit from the local fire fighters to talk about what their job entails.

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:


Thank you for your continued support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you should need it. 


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: