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Welcome To Acorns (Nursery)

In Acorns you will find:

Mrs Leatherbarrow (EYFS Leader / Class Teacher)

Mrs Virdi (Teaching Assistant / Key Worker)

Mrs Andrews (Early Years Apprentice)

What Is Happening In Autumn Term?

Welcome back to school! It has been a long time since we have seen some of you and some of you are new faces. We are so excited to have you in our Nursery class!

This half-term we will gradually build up our timetable so that the children can get used to being back in school and what the expectations in Nursery are. We will have all aspects of our timetable in place by the October holiday. This is our DISCOVER term and will have several projects to learn about ourselves, our families, our class, people who help us and how we can help other people.

Our key question will be: "Who Can Help Me Learn?"

We will have some key books to help focus our learning, these will be After The Fall, The 3 Little Pigs and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. The children will learn these stories through the Talk for Writing approach where we use drama, actions, story maps and visual prompts to help us.

For more information, please see our project letter below:

Acorns Environment

Our Nursery has had a little makeover over the Summer holidays.

We have had new lighting, decoration and a rearrange of the furniture.

We can't wait for the children's work to decorate our walls!

Here is a sneak peek!

Our first Talk for Writing story:

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The first story we will be sharing in class is After The Fall by Dan Santat. This is a wonderful story about how Humpty Dumpty got back up again and managed to persevere and succeed after coming off the wall. We will be sharing this across the school to help the children settle back into the school routine and see how they too can fly once more. 

If you would like to hear the story you can watch a retelling of it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63tGkSzNrc

Communication and Language

Communication and Language is one of the Prime Areas of Learning in the 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. 

We may talk to you in the first half-term if we believe your child could benefit from some extra support from Warrington's Speech and Language services. Please feel free to ask any member of the Early Years team if you have any questions. 

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