Acorns - our nursery and reception class

Welcome

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 spring term, we have been learning through the topic of 'Julia Donaldson' and then will be moving to learn about 'People Who Help Us.'






Ordering pictures from 'Room on the Broom'
Drawing our favourite character from 'Room on the Broom'
Drawing our favourite character from 'Room on the Broom' and labelling
Whale from 'The Snail and the Whale.'
Letter to Julia Donaldson "How many books do you think you have made?"
'The Smartest Giant in Town' dance

In RE, we have been learning about why people pray and when they might do this. We looked in depth at our 'thank you' prayer which we say every day before lunch and made up actions to accompany it. We also created a 'reflection den' in our classroom where we could go for a moment of stillness and to talk to God.

What would you like to say to God? "Thank you for the beach."
Inside our Reflection Den
What would you like to say to God? "Thank you for the world."

In Acorns, we love Forest School! Especially in spring when there are so many signs of new life starting to peek out. We have been building dens, creating leaf rubbings on foil, comparing and measuring natural objects and enjoying exploring our wonderful wooded area.

We had a fabulous World Book Day, moving from class to class and trying out a variety of creative activities based on our four 'school house' groups: Oz, Narnia, Neverland and Wonderland. 


Making a tin man
Assembly story time with 'Susan' from Narnia
Making models
Tin foil collage tin man

Our current topic is 'People who help us.' We have had some exciting and informative visits from people who help our local community including a paramedic, a police officer, a communications officer who specialises in informing the public about recycling, a psychotherapist and a vicar.

Paramedic visit
Recycling plant toy
Northaw vicar
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