Acorns - Reception 2019-2020

Mrs Whiston

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Welcome to Acorn Class

Please see tabs at the top of this page for work for the children

DAILY TASKS: updated with daily learning tasks for the children

HOME LEARNING: updated with general home learning opportunities

Who Made That Twitter Bird? - The New York Times

We have our own Team Acorn Twitter Page @acorn_class

Tweet your home learning to our class page!

Below is a suggested timetable for home learning. Please don't feel you need to stick to it.

These are challenging times for everyone so please keep safe and do what you need to do for your family. 


We are the Reception children


Our Teacher is Mrs Whiston

Miss McFerran, Mrs Wakefield, and Mrs Bancroft work with us in Acorn Class


Life in Acorn Class

The children in Acorn class will experience  a great year of learning.

Our PE day is a Thursday, your child will need a t-shirt, shorts, pumps, track suit and trainers in school.

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics and Dough Disco each day. 

Our Curriculum

At Wimboldsley Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes excellence. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.

Key skills we will be developing in Reception


* Using blending and segmenting to read and write.

* Increasing our sight vocabularly.

* Writing for a range of purposes. 


* Working with numbers up to 100.

* Addition and Subtraction.

* Doubling and halving.

* Number bonds. 

* Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 


Our Topic

Please see our topic newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information.

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning.


Learning Journeys

Parents are invited every Monday morning from 8.30 to 8.55 to come into Acorn Class and look through their child’s learning journey and share in their achievements and progress.

Stay and Play Dates

Our next stay and play

Morning Session 30th March 2020 8:30—9:15 am

where you can join your child in class for some fun learning opportnuities.

Future Stay and Play Dates:



How can I help and support my child at school?


Homework will include Reading and Keyword Recognition. Acorn's weekly newsletter will also include maths problems and a handwriting challenge.

We may send home a half termly homework challenge to complete over the holiday.

Reading continues to be a great importance and  children will be heard reading as often as possible both in a group and individually. Please ensure your child's  book bag is in school every day

Please hear your child read as often as possible, daily if you can and record in their blue reading record book.

The children are given the opportunity and responsibility of changing their own books every morning. Please encourage them to change their books regularly.

Parents and children are more than welcome to change sharing books together in the mornings if they wish to do so.

Practical ideas you may wish to make use of:

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child.

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc.

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others.

  • Opportunities to be creative.


To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WimboldsleyCPS.

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.


Other General Information

Monies and Letters

Please send in money and letters with your child to be handed in during registration.  Any money or letters will then be sent in the registration box to the Office.

Please check your child’s book bag each night for letters from school.

What to do if your child is ill?

Please contact school on 01606 832321 if your child is not going to be in school. If your child is going to be off for a more sustained period can you let us know. We aim to phone all parents of absent children if we have not heard from them.

 Snack from 'Nicky the Cook'

Everyday children in Acorn Class can buy snack from the kitchen 

Toast 25p 

Apple/Orange Juice 30p 

‚ÄčHelping in School

If you would like to come and help out in school you would be very welcome. Please come and speak to us to express your interest.

We are always looking for people to hear readers, help prepare resources and share their experiences with the children.




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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321