Acorns 2017 - 2018

Mr Shipton

Welcome to Acorn Class

We are the Reception and Year 1 children

Our Teacher is Mr Shipton

Mrs Garland and Mrs Wakefield work with us in Acorn Class


Life in Acorn Class

The children in Acorn class are experiencing a great year of learning.

Our PE days will vary in the Summer Term. Your child will need t-shirt, shorts, pumps, track suit and trainers in school for PE.

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, French, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week.

In Year 1 we complete Grammar Hammer and Big Maths on a Monday.

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 Year 1 and Reception


* Using blending and segmenting to read and write.

* Increasing our sight vocabularly.

* Writing for a range of purposes. 

* Using adjectives and conjunctions to make our sentences more interesting.


* Working with numbers up to 100.

* Addition and Subtraction.

* Doubling and halving.

* Number bonds. 

* Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 


Our Topic

In the Summer Term we are engaging in a whole school curriculum project with Chester Zoo.  We will be answering the question ' What happens when there is no more palm oil?'

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

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


How can I help and support my child at school?


Homework is set on Thursday and should be returned on Monday.

Homework will include Reading, Spellings, Maths and Learning Log.

Spelling Check will be on Monday.

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 reading books together in the mornings if they wish to do so.

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning include:

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.

Learning Journeys

Parents are invited every Monday and Thursday 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.

 Helping your Child

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, Middlewich CW10 0LN

01606 832321