Northaw C of E Primary School

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Acorns - our nursery and reception

Welcome

Check here for information on what we are learning in Acorns. 

Our teacher is Mrs Burton and our Teaching assistants are Mrs Howell and Mrs Stratton-Stubbs.

Click here to see out Looking at learning leaflet.

Click here to see the meet the teacher presentation for Reception.

Click here to see the meet the teacher presentation for the Nursery. 

Click here to see our Teaching Early Reading - A Guide for Parents. 

Construction during Busy Fingers
Construction during Busy Fingers

Our Day

The day in Acorns starts with Busy Fingers, and then we get our minds and bodies pumping during our 'Daily Mile' run-around. We all practise mindfulness techniques to make our brains feel calm and ready for learning. Then we start our topic based learning and play!

Guessing which hand is ours and talking about how we are all unique. We also looked at our finger prints.
Guessing which hand is ours and talking about how we are all unique. We also looked at our finger prints.

Autumn Term - 'All About Me'

We began our school year with the topic 'All About Me' which gave us a wonderful opportunity to all get to know each other and settle into our new class.

Autumn Term - Aliens Love Underpants

We have really enjoyed learning through the topics of the stories 'Aliens Love Underpants' and 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants.' It has provided lots of opportunities for writing, construction, role play and small world play.

We made alien books
We made alien books

Forest School

In Acorns, we love Forest School! We get to explore our lovely wooded area and join in with many activities such as den building, leaf rubbings, comparing and measuring natural objects and creating pictures using sticks. Our Acorns children are very interested in nature and animals and are often found hunting for minibeasts or creating them homes.

We used the illustrations in the Harvest story to learn about the features of a church.
We used the illustrations in the Harvest story to learn about the features of a church.

Religious Education

In RE we have been learning about Harvest and how Christians give thanks at Harvest festivals. We talked about what we were thankful for and discussed how we could give thanks. We read the story 'Puddles' wet and windy Harvest' and then looked at the pictures in the story to see what features we could see in the church in the story that were the same as in our Northaw church.

We have also been learning about our value for the half term, which is 'Generosity.' The children drew pictures of how they have been generous.

Balanceability - Developing the children's core strength and balance