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Reception Class (Acorns)

Welcome to Acorns


Hello and welcome to our class page. On our page you will find lots of information about our learning, important notices and details of the children's achievements. 



Class Teacher: Miss Johal

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brock



Spring 1- Super 

During spring 1, we have been exploring a range of texts. The children have had many opportunities to retell stories, explore characters and explore linked opportunities within the environment related to our story. We have been looking at celebrations including Chinese New Year. Our stories have encouraged children to be determined, empathetic, kind and inquisitive individuals.


We are really looking forward to welcoming your child into acorns. We have lots of fun learning and activities planned and we are looking forward to watching the children learn and grow. 


From September, we are operating a one way system for drop off and collection. In the morning, your child will enter school via the main school gate and walk to their classroom. At home time, you can enter school via the main school gate and wait at your child's classroom door. Once children are dismissed, follow the path round to the toy box exit which leads back to Aspen Road. 


Teachers and TA's are unable to talk to parents and carers at the classroom door at the end of the day. If you need to discuss any issues, please make an appointment at the school office or send a message via Class Dojo.

Water Bottles



Please can all children bring a drinking bottle with water (no juice) into school everyday. Please put your child's name on their bottle. 


In Acorns we will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. Class Dojo is a great way to communicate with the class teacher, receive important news and see your child's achievements. 


We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements. 


If you are not already signed up to Class Dojo, let us know and we can get you connected. 

Topic Webs


Our topic webs are a great way to share which topics your child will be exploring this year. See below for more details.


Please find homework for each term's topic below.



Click on the icons below to see our newsletters.

Children in Reception have P.E every Friday. 


P.E kit should include; a plain white T shirt, black/navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms and black trainers/plimsolls. 


If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a P.E day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our P.E lessons. Staff are not able to remove earrings for your child. 


Head Lice



We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.




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

- Inquisitive

D - Determination

- Empathy


We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children collect points and spend them in the PRIDE points shop. 





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 forward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.



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

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office or send a message on Class Dojo. 


Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas. 


Thank you for your support


Miss Johal