Welcome to Acorns Nursery!
Our Acorns teaching team
left to right- Mrs Collis (Class Teacher), Mrs Tanner (Teaching Assistant), Miss Phillips (Teaching Assistant)
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to Acorns Nursery!
Starting school is a big step for both you and your child, and we will work closely with you to help your child settle in to Nursery and to build friendships with the other children. We are always available at drop off and after each session (or for a phone call) if you have any questions.
In Acorns Nursery we have lots of fun learning and playing both inside and outside, and much of the day is spent with free flow play based learning (across all areas of the Early Years curriculum), both inside and outside. The children also develop language, literacy and maths skills through small group learning, and important social skills at snack and lunch times.
Our learning is based around a theme with stories and rhymes which link to the topic. The topics are spread over the course of the year, two each term, giving plenty of opportunity to have fantastic fun exploring, discovering, designing and crafting each topic area, you are sure to be amazed at some of the facts the children discover! Our topics this year are planned as follows, within the themes of each topic we will also follow and extend the children’s interests:
Autumn Term 1- Why do you love me so much?
Autumn 2- Why are leaves crispy?
Spring 1- How many colours in a rainbow?
Spring 2- Are eggs alive?
Summer 1- Why do spiders catch flies?
Summer 2 – How does that building stay up?
Our Daily and Weekly Routines mean:
- Please Remember to bring a water bottle filled with water every day. The children are given a piece of fruit or vegetable each morning and afternoon for snack time as part of the Government’s fruit and vegetable scheme, as well as a drink of milk.
- Please Remember a sunhat or coat (or both if the weather is changeable!) every day as we go outside in all weathers, and spare named underwear, socks and a change of clothes in a named bag in case of accidents.
- We have outdoor learning on a Wednesday where your child can wear their own clothes (that you don’t mind getting muddy!)
- We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday morning.
We look forward to working with you and your children this year,
Mrs Collis and the Acorns Nursery Class Team
A 'typical day' and examples of the fun things we have done over the past year
We love exploring different ways to create art, from paintings to clay models and looking at how different colours are made.
In maths we are concentrating on our numbers to 10 and being able to recognise and order the numbers and looking at 2D shapes and how to recognise the shapes.
In PE we will be exploring different ways to move around to music and practising throwing and catching.
We will be looking at the weather and talking about the different seasons we have.
On Shrove Tuesday (pancake day), we had the chance to make our own pancakes, they were delicious with just a sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice, Yum, Yum!
World Book Day: We have been reading our favourite stories and re-telling the story to our friends. We will be reading some brilliant books ready for the World Book Day, we hope to dress up as characters from books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear.
When conditions allow we very much welcome parent support to help in class by reading with the children or playing group games . Please do come and speak to us if you would like to come in on a regular basis or as a one-off visit. You will need to receive a volunteer induction before being able to come into class - this can be arranged through the school office.