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Welcome To Acorns (Nursery)

In Acorns you will find:

Miss Downs

Miss Downs (Class Teacher)

Mrs Arnold

Mrs Arnold (Teaching Assistant/ Key worker)

What Is Happening In Spring Term?

 

Welcome to our second term in Acorn Class!

This term we will be starting to learn everything we need ready for when we move into reception class in september.

We will focus on the prime areas of learning making sure your children are secure in these areas:

Communication and Language development 

Personal, social and emotional development

Physical development

We will have a focus on independence skills teaching your child how to do things for themselves such as put on their own shoes, coat and puddle suit.

 

This year we have a new Early Years framework which we use for guidance to teach your children. We will use a mix of Development matters and Birth to 5 to support your child’s development and learning. For more information about these documents see the links below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/development-matters--2

 

Project question: Where do things come from?

Our project is based around our talk for writing stories. This term we have two:  

The tiny terrified tiger

In the first half term our story is: The tiny terrified tiger

This story is about a baby tiger who wakes up all alone in the jungle. He goes on an adventure to find his mum and along the way meets an enourmous elephant, a magnificant monkey and a crazy crocodile. 

Check your tapestry for a retelling of the story and the story map to share with your child. 

In this half term we will be talking about the world and comparing our local area and community with different places in the world. We will talk about differences and similarities between ourselves and others including clothes, types of houses and festivals. 

Supertato

Supertato

The second half term story is: Supertato

This story is about a supertato who stops the evil pea from pulling pranks on his fellow vegetables. If you would like to listen to the story click here Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids - YouTube

In the second half term we will be learning all about food. What is healthy and good for us, where our food comes from and how to plant our own food. We will learn about how to be safe in the kitchen and even cook some meals. 

Acorns Environment

Our classroom layout can change each half term to meet the needs of the children and link with what we are learning about. 

 

This term we have a new area called our exploration area where each week different enhancements will be put so the children can apply what they have been learning to practical tasks. 

E.g when learning about buildings the children can explore materials to build their own houses with as well as look at pictures and small world models of different houses. 

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 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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