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Welcome to Acorns Class

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Spring Term

This half term our class story is "The very Hungry Caterpillar".

This story is about a caterpiller who hatches from an egg. On each day he eats different foods such as strawberries, oranges, plums, a lollipop and a sausage untill he is so full he has a tummy ache. The caterpillar turns from a tiny caterpillar to a big, fat caterpillar before making a house around himself called a cocoon. Two weeks later the caterpillar emerges into a beautiful butterfly.  

This half term we are going to be learning about Minibeasts. We will be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar to a butterfly, a tadpole to a frog as well as exploring our pond area and the creatures we find within. 

Nursery will also be looking at our own resident Giant African Land Snails in more detail; We will be learning about what they eat, what they need to live and making a book about how to look after them for any visitors in our classroom. 

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 'big talk' time. We do phonics and maths 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 responsibile 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 S Forbes (1-1 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 recieve 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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