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Reception Class (Acorns)

Welcome to Acorns!


Miss Standring - The unit's Class Teacher

Miss Burley - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brock - Teaching Assistant

General Information/News

If your child is due to begin School in you should have received, completed and returned an application form. If you need another application form, please pop into the schools reception office to collect a copy.

Key dates


Monday 4th January  !COVID Closure!                   
Tuesday 5th January !COVID Closure!              
Friday 12th February Last day of Spring term 1
Monday 22nd February Back to school - Spring term 2
Thursday 1st April Last day of Spring term 2
Friday 2nd April Bank Holiday - Good Friday


Games and Learning Opportunities at Home

Here are some great links to different games for your child to complete lots of learning at home.

Things you can do at home


To help your child become independent, why not try some of these activities at home?

  • Let your child dress and undress independently including doing up their own buttons, coat and shoes
  • Encourage them to tidy up their bedrooms or help with the washing up
  • Use the toilet as independently as possible and get them to wash their hands on their own
  • Use a knife and fork to eat their dinner
  • Spend time sharing books before bed
  • Talk about everyday things after school or whilst travelling on the bus or in the car
  • Ask questions and be observant whilst shopping or taking walks to the park
  • Recognise letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make
  • Practise writing letters
  • Practise writing their name
  • Identify different numbers in the environment
  • Practise counting to 20 forwards and backwards - link to songs
  • Sing nursery rhymes

Useful Links for parents

Snape Wood Pride Points


 At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:


P - Positive attitude

R - Respectful

I - Inquisitive

D - Determination

E - Empathy


We use Class Dojo to record when your child receives a pride point.


We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children can still collect points and spend them in the PRIDE points shop. You can also follow what's happening in our classroom by signing up to our Class Dojo app using a code which we can provide for you in a letter. This way, you can track your child's achievements from your phone as and when they happen. If you require a letter to see your child's Class Dojo progress, please pop in and ask.




In Acorns class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.


Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.


Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.


Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, children will not be sent to another classroom. They will remain in their bubble.