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Welcome to Acorns Class

 

This term our question is: What makes the world a beautiful place?

We will be exploring the story ‘The Tiny Seed’ in the first half term. We will be learning about the different seasons and what kind of weather we see in each season. The children will be planting seeds and learning about what seeds need to survive and why the seeds in our story did not.

We will be learning the story through talk for writing, using story maps to help us read and actions to help up remember the story. We will then innovate (change) aspects of the story such as what happens to the other seeds?

In the second half term we will be reading the very hungry caterpillar. We will be learning about different mini beasts and animals and learning how to be kind and gentle with creatures. We might even have some animal friends come and visit us in Nursery!

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 responsible 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)

Mrs Costello (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 receive 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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