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Reception Acorns Class

Reception Acorns Class

Reception Acorns Class Key Information

Reception Acorns Class are taught by Miss Rachael Vincent and Mrs Katie Andrews and supported by Mrs Katy Clubb and Mrs Waude

Dates for the diary-

Wednesday 28th February Dinosaur Workshop in school


Reading with your child.

Sharing a book with a child is fun! It’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together – and it can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers.

If you’re not feeling confident about reading aloud or sharing books, don’t worry – there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy a story together. But if you’d like some tips, here are a few pointers to help you out.

Also, below is a video that demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds the children are taught in their reading lessons. It is important the children learn to say the sounds in a pure way. Pure sound pronunciation makes it easier for children to blend sounds and read words.  (pure pronunciation) sounds)


What’s happening in the Autumn term?

Autumn 1- Let’s Explore

This project teaches children about the environments that they share with others, including their homes, school and places in the local community.

As part of this project we will be visiting a local woods and taking part in a full day of forest school activities.

Useful websites
Google Earth
Ranger Hamza and the Ramblers – BBC iPlayer

Good reads
Title Author ISBN
Mr Gumpy’s Outing John Burningham 9780099408796
In Every House, on Every Street Jess Hitchman 9781788814072
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen 9780744523232
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson 9780007464371


Autumn 2- Once Upon a Time

This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including Cinderella, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

In this half term we will enjoy watching a travelling theatre company perform  Pinocchio the pantomime in our very own school hall!


Useful websites
NSPCC – Talking to your child about online safety
Childnet – Keeping under fives safe online
CBeebies – Make & Colour

Good reads
Title Author ISBN
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Nicola Baxter, 978149306290

Little Red Riding Hood, Mandy Ross, ,9781409306313

There is no Dragon in This Story, Lou Carter, 9781408864906

Jack and the Beanstalk, Anna Milbourne, 9781409593485

Cinderella, Felicity Brooks, 9780746088111

What’s happening in the Spring term?

Spring 3- Starry Night

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to in the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep and helps them to discover what is happening in the world whilst they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.



Useful websites
CBeebies – nocturnal animals

Good reads
Title Author ISBN
Peace at last, Jill Murphy, 9781509862597

Night Monkey, Day Monkey, Julia Donaldson, 9780749748937

How to Catch a Star, Oliver Jeffers, 9780007182329

The Night Pirates, Peter Harris, 9781405211611

Owl Babies, Martin Waddell, 9781406374377

Spring 4- Dangerous Dinosaurs

This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.

As part of this project we will take part in an engaging dinosaur workshop in school.


Useful websites
YouTube -Blipi learns about dinosaurs
CBeebies – Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures

Good reads
Title Author ISBN
The Girl and the Dinosaur, Holly Hughes, 9781408880548

Cave Baby, Julia Donaldson, 9780330522762

Dear Dinosaur, Chae Strathie, 9781407164700

Dinosaur Roar! Henrietta Srickland, 9781509885398

1,2,3 Do the Dinosaur, Michelle Robinson, 9781407143309

What’s happening in the Summer term?

Summer 5- Sunshine and Flowers

This seasonal project provides opportunities for outdoor learning and teaches children how to care for plants and animals in their local environment and how to stay safe in the sun.

As part of this project we will visit RHS Bridgewater Gardens.

Stories we will be reading throughout this project are listed below. You could go to the local library and share these stories at home with your children…….

Title, Author, ISBN

Summer is Here! Heidi Pross Grey, 9781490914411

Planting a Rainbow, Lois Ehlert, 9780152046330

Pop up Garden, Fiona Watt

Shark in the Park! Nick Sharratt, 9780857534781

The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle, 9780140557138

Useful websites
TopMarks- Summer Activities

CBeebies- Beach Party



Summer 6- Big Wide World

This project teaches children about the global community to which they belong and explores how living things, communities and climates differ around the world.

As part of this project we will visit Manor Park. This is a wonderful trip which the children will really enjoy!


Useful websites
Andy’s Aquatic Adventures on BBC iPlayer
Google Earth

Good reads
Title Author ISBN
All are welcome, Alexandra Penfold, 9781526604071

Our World: Turn and Learn, Isabel Otter, 9781848578425

Planet Rescue, Patrick George, 9781908473158



At Gamesley Primary school, we teach reading using a scheme called Read, Write Inc.

To find out more from the Read, Write Inc Parent Guide, click on the link below-


Play along with the fun and friendly letters of the alphabet as they work together to make words and tell stories using phonics.


Enjoy different stories with your child using the Cbeebies website-




Daily Maths lessons following NCETM’s Mastering Number alongside White Rose Maths.

We often refer to Numberblocks when learning about numbers. There are lots of short episodes and games your child can play to support their learning.

Click on the link below to find out more-

Take a look at the home learning ideas on the White Rose website. You could choose an aspect to look at and explore Maths at home further.

Home Learning