Reception Acorns 2020 - 2021

Miss Rodgers

Miss Beaumont

Welcome to Acorns!

We are so pleased to have everybody back in the classroom. During this half term we will be focusing on the 'Prime Areas' of learning and re-establishing our rules and routines. 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 'STEM' Week - 08/03/2021 

This week we will be growing beans and exploring 'the farm'. We will be exploring lots of different scienctific concepts including 'floating and sinking' and 'magnetic' items. 

Tapestry Tuesday

Share what you have been getting up to at home. We will use this as way to discuss what we have been getting up to. It is also a great way for the children to explore and celebrate the similarities and differences that we have within the classroom. 


Important Dates coming up:

Photographs with Tempest - 21st May 2021


Useful Websites  A link to access your child's online Learning Journey. Lots of great resources to help with home learning.

Use code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS  Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging story lines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. Ten Town is the unique early years numeracy scheme designed to improve number recognition and formation.

Use your personal logins found on Tapestry Supports phonics within the classroom in a fun and informative manner.

All areas free to use with the Username: march20     Password: home Modules for for your child to work through in Maths and Literacy . Teaches children to use the pure sounds that we use in phonics.  It also shows the use of segmenting and blending. A range of games to support maths and literacy. A range of games to support most areas of the curriculum. A range of acitivities designed to support the EYFS curriculum. A selection of videos and acitivites. Interactive books and reading activites to share with your child. Books for reading together with links to Understanding of the World (good for natural science). Lots of maths and literacy games.

Useful Apps

Pocket Phonics: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Twinkl Phonics: great for letters and sounds, alphabet work, high frequency words and letter formation.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand eye coordination. 

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)

Quick Math Jr: a maths app which helps with number work and shapes.

Toca Doctor: an app which helps the children learn about their body and helps with problems solving skills.

Collins Big Cat: a range of stories which you can download onto your tablets.

Scratch Jr: an  app designed for children to develop simple coding skills


Files to Download

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Remote Learning Paper Packs, by Miss Turner

New Starters 2020, by Miss Rodgers

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Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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