Reception – Acorn

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Welcome to Reception Acorn Class

Teacher – Mrs Bland

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Kenna 

For the first term our topic is called ‘Let’s Explore’. In the Let’s Explore project, your child will explore their class environment and school grounds so that they feel settled and happy in their new surroundings. They will learn about the local environment and find out about places they have visited on holiday. They will also look at and create maps for journeys.

Supporting your child at home for this topic

  • Use Google Earth to explore the locality.
  • Go on a walk around your local community and talk about the things that you see.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the activities they enjoy doing at school.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? Resource provided during your home visit.


Please read with your child every day and sign the reading record book. These books should be brought into school every day in your child’s book bag. Please ensure that books borrowed from school are returned. New book bags can be purchased from the school office.

Just a few reminders

PE – Reception will have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays, they will come into school in their PE kits and will remain in them for the whole day. PE will be taught by Mrs Bland and Mr Boutwood.

Water Bottles

In order to help your child to stay hydrated and ready to learn, please make sure that they bring a labelled water bottle to school with them everyday. We kindly ask that bottles are filled with water only- rather than juices or squash.

Toys and Games

In order to help us avoid any unnecessary distractions from our learning, we kindly request that toys and games from home are not brought into the classroom.

Show and Tell

If your child has recently achieved something, made something at home or has something that relates to our current learning, please encourage them to come into school and talk about it. We will always do our best to make time to foster the links between home and school based learning.

If you have any concerns or queries about information included in this letter or any other matter relating to your child’s education, please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school.


Mrs Bland