Acorns 2018 - 2019

Miss Daniels



Class teacher - Miss L Daniels  (

Teaching Assistants - Miss Barlow (HLTA), Miss Weedall and Mrs Jackson


Autumn Term 2018

This term we will be learning all about ourselves and other living creatures. We will be “Watching Out” to see “Who's About” as mysterious creatures visit our class.

Reading daily is extremely important so there will be reading challenges and prizes to be won each week! Please could you read with your child every day (even if it is just a few pages). 

Please could you ensure that your child has a water bottle and P.E. kit in school every day and that all uniform is named. 

As always, please do not hesitate ask us if you have any queries or need further information.

From The Acorns Team,

Miss Daniels, Miss Barlow, Miss Weedall and Mrs Jackson

Enjoy Achieving Together at Home 

When the children are reading their books this week, please could you encourage them to discuss the main events in the stories. They could also think about a favourite part of a story, giving reasons. If they read a non-fiction book, they could talk about a couple of interesting facts that they have learned.

The children have also been enjoying some sensory explorations this week, using their senses to identify different objects. It would be great if you could take opportunities to help the children to think about what they can see, hear, taste, smell and feel in their everyday lives. 


Foundation Stage

In Foundation Stage the children's learning is based on what they choose to learn about and we use the statutory curriculum to ensure we cover the necessary learning objectives. It is a very important stage of the child's development when a lot of learning takes place, both through adult led and child initiated learning. 

Child Initiated Learning is an important part of the EYFS curriculum. Challenges are set up each week to encourage children to 'have a go' and demonstrate their understanding of what has been taught during adult led sessions.  

Year One 

In Year One at this stage, the focus for the children is structuring their talk for writing and learning in all areas and developing a good level of independence. They will be encouraged to explain what they have learned clearly.









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Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Teresa Finney

Head teacher:
Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Caroline Mackenzie Mrs Michelle Shephard (Bursar)

Tel: 01606 288080