Acorns - our nursery and reception class


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

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

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 this term’s Looking At Learning leaflet.

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

Fine motor skills and patterns in Busy Fingers

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

In the Autumn term, we started by learning through the topic of 'All about me' and then moved on to 'Circus.' We really enjoyed reading circus stories and learning some circus skills! 

One day, we came into school and all of our coloured pencils had disappeared! We read the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and once we found our crayons created some very colourful artwork and cartoon strips to re-tell the story. Then the children wrote postcards from the crayons, explaining where they had run away to.

Re-telling the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit.'
Re-telling the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit.'
Group drawing of a page from 'The Day the Crayons Quit.'

In RE, we have been learning about how Jesus teaches us to be kind. We listened to bible stories which showed this quality and created a kindness box. Each child was given a special heart, and when a friend was kind to them, they could put this heart and a special kindness message in to the box.

We are now reading the bible story 'Jonah and the Whale' and have enjoyed taking part in role play to act out the story.

Fun in the role play post office

We are now approaching our learning through the topic of 'The Jolly Postman.' Lots of fun is being had in the post office role play corner, where the children are writing cards and letters, stamping parcels and filing envelopes. The children have painted some fantastic postmen, ensuring that they are really focusing on the colours and shapes that they use. We also made some salt dough gingerbread men and write sorry letters from Goldilocks, as these are characters that The Jolly Postman meets on his adventure. 

Our Gingerbread Men
The Jolly Postman

In Acorns, we love Forest School! Especially in Autumn when there are so many interesting and colourful leaves around. We have been building dens, creating leaf rubbings on foil, comparing and measuring natural objects and enjoying exploring our wonderful wooded area.

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