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Welcome to Acorns!

The staff who support the children's learning in nursery are:
Mrs Palmer  Mrs Pirie  Mrs Taylor and  Miss Palmer.
Our lunchtime staff member is Mrs Croxton.

Our Topics for the Autumn term will be Amazing Me! and Superheroes.
Amazing Me:

This topic will go hand in hand with the induction period into nursery. It will help us to get to know your children, who they live with, their favourite people, toys, pets etc and what they like and dislike.

It will also help the children settle more knowing we care about them and what makes them happy, sad and generally Amazing!


Autumn 2 is always a very busy, exciting and tiring term! During this term we will explore the superheroes in their world; including family members, people in the community and of course superheroes they have seen in the media.

In this term we will join forces with reception and provide a Christmas get together for parents to share, watch this space! 

The children will also visit Cannock Museum this term to do 4 Christmas/Winter fun workshops and to visit Mrs Claus, because of course the big man will be very busy in December!



The children will begin Phase 1 phonics (singing, hearing sounds and recognising rhyming words) alongside the introduction of Phase 2 letter sounds. The children will learn new letter sounds through the Jolly Phonics programme where each letter sound has an action. We will be sending home the pictures of the actions each week. Please help your child to correctly sound out the letter sounds not the name eg: aaaa not AAA. Thank you


This term we will be concentrating on numbers and amounts to 10 and learning new shapes and colours each week. Please help your child by identifying numbers, colours and shapes in their environment, eg: by asking the children to find a green item, or looking for a certain number on front doors on the way to and from school.


During the year we will send homework home on a Monday to be completed by the Friday. The work will be sent home in a folder, please return it to school in the book bag provided by school.


Every morning we will encourage parents/carers to enter nursery with your child to help them find their coat pegs, collect items from their trays from the previous day and spend a few minutes settling the children and speaking to staff if you need to. We will also encourage parents/carers and children to use our 'Book in a Box' service where you will be encouraged to borrow and return reading books to encourage a love of books. The books can be borrowed daily, weekly or when your child has had enough of the story. All we ask is that no more than 1 book is borrowed at a time, each book is returned before borrowing another and if a book is damaged a member of staff is informed so we can dispose of it and no child will be disappointed by missing or ripped pages in a story. 


Can we remind ALL parents/carers that children need their own PE kit in school at ALL times.
P.E kit  (everything named please)
Pull cord bag
black shorts
white or yellow tee shirt
black pumps
tracksuit (for outdoor lessons)

The book bag which has been provided by the school,  must come into school EVERYDAY please
 to ensure letters reach you.
ALL children will need  coats gloves and hats every day in their bags to make sure they are warm and happy when learning outdoors this term.


We are sure this will be an exciting term with lots of new learning so please ensure your child is on time every day so the excitement of learning can begin!

Phase Leader (Mr Smith)

To contact the phase leader for EYFS please complete the form below.