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Welcome to Acorns Class

We still have a limited number of 15 and 30 hour places currently available at our Nursery. Enquire at our office for more information.

Autumn Term - What makes me amazing?

This term we will be talking all about ourselves and looking at what makes us different from each other. We will be drawing self portraits, pictures of our family, our homes and making new friendships as we start our year in Nursery. 

Our book this half term is: We're going on a bear hunt. 

We will be exploring the characters; The older brother, two sisters and the baby as they travel through different settings; grass, river, mud, forest and the snowstorm untill they reach a cave. We will be reinacting the story through small play and on a larger scare by exploring the different locations around our school environment. 

We will be focusing on our prime areas of the EYFS curriculum this half term which are:

Personal, social and emotional: Making relationships, self confidence and self awareness and Managing feeling and behaviour. 

Communication and language: Speaking, Listening and attention and Understanding. 

Physical Development: Helath and self care and Moving and Handeling. 

 

Rachel Downs(2)

Miss Downs - Class Teacher

 

What We Do Each Day

Each day, children come to nursery and spend some time relaxing and getting ready to learn. We do activities that help us to develop skills that will prepare us for school and wider life, such as communication, language and social skills. We have plenty of time to play and explore the environment both indoors and outside. Every day we have a healthy snack during story time. We do phonics, maths and reading activities in small groups. Before home time, we sing songs and share a story together. 

Key Worker System

Every child has a key worker who works with them closely, helping them to settle into school and making sure that their needs are met. Key workers use your child's next steps to make sure that they fulfil their potential. Key workers work in partnership with families, providing them with support where necessary. They are responsibile for recording children's progress in their Learning Journey book. The Key Workers in Acorns class are:

Miss R Downs  (Class Teacher)
Miss C Hoek (Teaching Assistant)
 

Communication and Language

Communication and Language is one of our Prime Areas of Learning in our Early Years Curriculum. We teach the three aspects of this, Speaking, Understanding and Listening and Attention throughout all of our adult directed and child initiated sessions. Communication and Language skills are important for learning across the whole curriculum so it is vital that we get this right for our children. 

If you would like to see the expectations for your child's Communication and Language skills please see the attached "Small Talk" document. 

Feel free to ask any member of the Early Years team if you have any questions. 

Other Information

We have a special rhyme to learn which changes every week. 

You will recieve your rhyme of the week as well as any important information for your diary every Monday. This will also include information about what we are learning that week and ideas for continued learning at home. 

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