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Welcome to Acorns!

The staff who support the children's learning in nursery are:
Mrs Palmer  Mrs Pirie  Mrs Taylor, Miss Palmer and Mrs Durber.
Our lunchtime staff members are Miss Croxton and Mrs Miah.


Our Topics for the Autumn term will be Amazing Me and Animal Boogie.
Amazing Me:

In Autumn 1 the children will have time to investigate their new learning environment.  They will learn about their family tree and how we are all unique in our own way.  We will be looking at cultural differences and making new friendships.  We will be investigating our senses and our own super powers of smell, see, taste, hear and touch. We will be looking at our bones and how they join together to make our skeleton.  The reading list for this half term is Marvellous me, The Grumpy Cat, Funny bones and many more.

Animal Boogie:

In Autumn 2 the children will be investigating animals from all over the world. We will be looking at the animals that went into the Ark two by two.  Which animals/creatures live under the sea?  Is there a Rumble in the Jungle? Which animals are nocturnal? We will investigate which animals live in hot and cold countries. The reading list for this half term will include Noahs Ark, There's a hole in he bottom of the Sea, Rumble in the Jungle, Stickman, The Christmas Story and Father Christmas Visits Stoke-on-Trent.


The children will access small group activities in  Phase 1 phonics which is made up of seven areas.   These are Rhythm and Rhyme, Environmental Sounds, Instrumental Sounds, Alliteration, Voice Sounds, Body Percussion and Oral Blending and Segmenting. 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 recognising numbers and amounts to 10.   We will be using Numicon to help recognise numbers and amounts. Please help your child by identifying numbers and shapes in their environment, eg: by asking the children to describe a shape or looking for amounts of objects and saying how many altogether.


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 to come to school in their PE kit and bring their school uniform with them . Our PE slot is Monday mornings and this will commence after Christmas.
P.E kit  (everything named please)
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 information reaches 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.