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Welcome To Acorns (Nursery)

In Acorns you will find:

Miss Downs (Class Teacher)

Mrs Arnold (Teaching Assistant / Key Worker)

What Is Happening In Autumn Term?


Welcome to our first term in Acorn Class!

This term we will be settling into our new Nursery environment and making new friends.

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: 



Project question: What happens in my world?

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

Bear feels sick

BFS picture

In the first half term our story is: Bear feels sick 

This story is about Bear who becomes poorly and needs looking after. Luckily he has some friends who take care of him untill he feels better.

If you would like to listen to the story click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVHRDXRdrbo

In this half term we will be talking about people who help us starting with the people in our immediate lives. We will talk about how our family and friends can help us outside of school and our teachers can support us during school. We will then talk about emergency services and who can help up is an emergency including firemen, doctors, nurses, RNLI and the police.

Leaf man


The second half term story is: Leaf Man

This story is about a man made of leaves who gets caught in the wind and drifts across different settings. If you would like to listen to the story click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Ia1YSha3M

In te second half term we will be talking about change and looking at our local environment and the changes we see around us. We will talk about the weather and seasons and explore our school forest area for signs of Autumn and winter.

Acorns Environment

We have have had a rearrange of the furniture over the Summer.

Here is a sneak peek!

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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