Acresfield Academy, Acres Lane, Upton Chester, CH2 1LJ

Tiger Cubs (Reception)

Welcome to The Tiger Cubs!

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The class teacher is Miss Montgomery and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Smith.

This term, we have lots of exciting texts to engage the children in their learning through our topic ‘I can be a story-teller’. We will be encouraging the children to use their imaginations to engage in story telling, role plays and book discussions. We will be applying our phonics knowledge through purposeful writing opportunities and will explore traditional and modern fairy tales. The children will also be exploring and learning about mini-beasts and will enjoy watching their own caterpillars grow into butterflies. Due to the nature of Early Years, we will continue to follow the children’s interests and feed this into our learning too. I wonder where their wonderful imaginations will will take us?

Please see our curriculum overview for information about the learning this half term: Tiger Cubs Curriculum Overview Summer Term

Our school values are Respect, Resilience and Responsibility

Our British Values Focus this Term

In class we will focus on the following British Values Democracy and Individual Liberty. We will be giving children opportunities to put democracy into action by voting on simple choices such as our daily shared book or choice of snack. We will be encouraging the children to develop their self- esteem and confidence in their abilities by participating in new activities such as forest school, sports, educational visitors and trips.


One of the seven outcomes we would like from our curriculum is for the children to develop their understanding of what it means to live in a diverse society such as Britain. To support this throughout the year we will be learning about and celebrating a variety of celebrations and festivals. We provide the children with a range of multicultural resources and books to explore and also enjoy sharing and learning about our own differences in families and traditions.

Basic Skills

Please see the links below for support with letters and sounds and letter formation.

Letters and Sounds Teaching Order

Letter Formation

Daily Routine

8.50 – 9.15 – Self Registration, Guided reading and morning activity

9.15 – 9.40 – Letters and Sounds

9.40 – 10.00 – Literacy Input and planning time for Continuous Provision

10.00 – 11.15 – Continuous Provision

11.15 – 11.30 – Review of Continuous Provision

11.30-12:00 – Maths Input and Activities

12.00 – 1.00 – Lunchtime

1.00 – 1.25 – Guided Reading and reading/phonics activities/ handwriting

1.25 – 1.45 – Afternoon Input and planning time for Continuous Provision

1.45 – 2.35 – Continuous Provision

2.35 – 2.40 – Review of Continuous Provision

2.40 – 3.00 – Story Time/Circle Time

3.10 – Home Time

Please note: Some days our timetable will differ depending on other activities such as P.E or Forest school sessions. We will keep you informed of these changes

Blog Pages

Tiger Cubs Blog

Importance of Songs and Rhyme

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