‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Acorns 2021 - 2022




Class teacher - Mrs S Ross (sross@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Learning Support Assistant - Mrs R Turner


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This term, we are explorers … adventuring Into the Land of Superheroes




We are so excited to welcome you all back and continue on our exciting learning journey.


This term our learning journey takes us to the land of Superheroes.   We will discover more about the people who help us within the community and the important jobs that they do. We will focus on the police, fire service, NHS, vets and various volunteer organisations. 

During the term we will also be welcoming in the Chinese New Year, discovering and sampling the traditions of this different culture whilst making comparisons to our British traditions.  In addition, Acorns will explore the role of the Queen, as the Head of the Church of England.



Reading is at the heart of successful learning and a priority across the whole curriculum. Introducing Acorns to the joy of reading is essential in encouraging an early engagement with books, as well as confidence in both reading and writing.  Throughout the year we will immerse ourselves in high quality texts which will help to drive our learning.  Indeed, sharing books, stories and rhymes is a daily part of life in Acorns. We love getting lost in our story books and learning more about the world around us through non-fiction books. 

Each half term we have a spotlight author who has been chosen for their high-quality texts. We will have the opportunity to listen to, read and learn more about these fantastic authors. This half term our spotlight author is the outstanding Julia Donaldson.  



We use Tapestry as an online Learning Journal to record what the children are learning in school. You can also record any observations or photographs of those ‘wow moments’ when your child says or does something that demonstrates their knowledge or a skill learned. This may be linked to school or it may be about an activity that they don’t do at school such as swimming or something done at home. 



Reception are given the opportunity to learn outdoors every day whatever the weather so please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat, preferably with a hood in school every day. 


Fruit and Milk/Water

Please do not send water bottles into school. Reception children have fruit, milk and water provided. The children will have access to water throughout the day using disposable cups.  



PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure PE kits are in school by this date.  The PE kit should include navy shorts, a white t-shirt with logo, navy jogging/track suit (plain style), black or blue velcro trainers for outdoor games-no laces please and grey, white or black socks.


Social Media

To find out all the fantastic things we get up to and lots of up-to-date information, do follow us on Twitter @AcornsWhitegate.



Our door is always open, please come and see us with any concerns, no matter how small you feel they may be.















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