Reception Acorns 2019 - 2020

Miss Morris

Miss Rodgers

Miss Beaumont

Welcome to Reception - Acorns Class

A very warm welcome to the new Reception children and their families, it is really lovely to see some new and also familiar faces.  It was great to get to know the children on our visit days and going out to see them in their own settings.  It has clearly helped with their confidence as they have all settled so well in such a short space of time.  We are enjoying getting to know one another and exploring our new surroundings.

This page is designed to share all the super work that the children are doing in class.  Have a look at some of our pictures to see what exciting things we are getting up to in Acorns. This page will also outline the general weekly routines in Reception and any dates for your diary.  

If you require any further information, please feel free to arrange a meeting at a convenient time. You can do this via email, phone or speak to us at the end of the day.

Many thanks for your support.


Important dates coming up:

Parents evening- 15th and 16th October

Grandparent's Day-  22nd October

Hogwarts Disco- 24th October 

HALF TERM- 25th October to 4th November

Christmas Nativity- 3rd and 4th December

Class Assembly - Date to be confirmed (See newsletter)


Have a look at our class blog, links below, to see the exciting things that we have been up to.  


General Information and reminders

- Please ensure that ALL items of clothing are clearly and securely named to avoid them getting lost.

- Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school and that all items are named clearly.  PE takes place every Thursday.

- Waterbottles can be decorated with stickers so that children can identify them throughout the day. Please refill your child's waterbottle each morning with water ready for the school day. 

- We will endeavour to change reading books on a Monday. Please regularly read with your child at home and write in your child's reading diary.

-Reception class take part in a weekly celebration assembly which takes place on a Friday.  1 child will be awarded a 'Headteacher's Award' based on what the class teacher has observed.  1 child will also be selected to receive a 'Value of the Month' certicate for demonstrating a certain value e.g. kindness, forgiveness, empathy etc.

- Star Table will be awared by the mid-day assistants on a Friday.  This is where a child is chosen for demonstrating excellent behvaiour in the dinner hall.  The child chosen is allowed to choose a friend to sit, get their dinner first and sit on the special star table with an adult.

Our Autumn Term Newsletter and Parent's Information Evening Powerpoint are attached below for your information.


Useful Websites  A link to access your child's online Learning Journey.  Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging story lines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. Supports phonics within the classroom in a fun and informative manner. 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.


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 also has a range of stories which you can download onto your tablets.







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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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