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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 Mrs Morris and Mrs Miah.


Our Topics for the Summer Term will be:

Summer 1 Dragons, Potions and Superheroes

During this half term we will be looking at the stories Room on the Broom and Dragon Stew.  The children will be investigating making potions, wands and how to make a trap to catch a dragon.  The second half of the term we will be looking at everyday superheroes and reading Supertato.  We will need to catch the Evil Pea. The 22nd May 2019 will be Come as a Superhero day. Don't forget your cape!

Summer 2 Come Fly With Me

During the first half of the term we will be investigating whether dinosaurs could fly and reading Dinosaurs Love Underpants.  The children will then be investigating which birds can and cannot fly.  During the second half of the term we will become kite makers and hot air balloon pilots who fly up, up and away.  We will be investigating different modes of transport and how we travel to different places.


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.  We will be focusing on rhyming words and segmenting and blending activities in order to get ready for FS2. We will be introducing Phase 2 phonics with letter names and sounds and beginning to write simple words and phrases.


This term we will be focusing on recognising numbers and amounts to 10 and applying these in everyday situations.   We will be talking about more or less than a given number/amount. 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. 


Our PE slot is Monday mornings and this will commence in January.
Can we remind ALL parents/carers that children need to come to school in their PE kit and bring their school uniform with them on Monday morning 14th January 2019

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 appropriate clothing in their bags to make sure they are warm and happy when learning outdoors, especially on Welly Wednesday, when they will need to come in their wellies/boots.

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.