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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 and Mrs Miah.

Our Topics for the Spring term will be Dinosaurs and Rhyme time.

The children will learn about different dinosaurs and their habitats. They will investigate dinosaur bones and learn about museums and their importance to inform of us lots of fascinating facts. Manchester Natural Museum is a fabulous place to visit and so is Hanley Museum both are FREE entrance and would be a great day out over the Christmas break.

Rhyme Time:

In Spring 2 we will concentrate on different stories that rhyme and poems every week. It is important for children to read they must hear different sounds in words and rhyming is an excellent way to meet this skill. The children will be reading lots of Julia Donaldson books including Room on a Broom and The Gruffalo.



The children will continue to access small group activities in  Phase 1 phonics (singing, hearing sounds and recognising rhyming words) alongside the introduction of Phase 2 letter sounds and simple cvc words eg c-a-t. The children will learn new letter sounds through the Jolly Phonics programme where each letter sound has an action. 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 Friday  to be completed by the following Monday. The work will be sent home in a homework book, please return it to school in the book bag provided by school. Please continue to share extra curriculum activities and family fun to Tapestry, we love reading about your child's adventures.


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. Our PE slot is Tuesday mornings.
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.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm to help your child with their learning it is appreciated.

Phase Leader (Mr Hales)

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