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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. Please enquire at our school 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:  Funny bones.

We will be learning about our bodies as we explore the three skeletons in the story. We are going to be talking about different animals that we find at home, in our local environment and in the zoo where our characters visit.

This half term we are going to be raising money for our chosen charity ‘The world wide animal federation’ ( WWF).

At the end of the term we will be performing on stage. This year we have chosen the wriggly Nativity to perform. Performing helps us to develop our confidence and PSE skills that are important to take through later life. Keep checking our parent’s notice boards for the date of our performance and other activities such as parent workshops.


We will be focusing on our prime areas of the EYFS curriculum this 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: Health and self-care and Moving and Handling. 


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)


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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