Northaw C of E Primary School


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 and Mrs Stratton-Stubbs.

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. 

Fine motor skills and patterns in Busy Fingers
Fine motor skills and patterns in 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!

Our Role Play Area
Our Role Play Area

Summer Term - 'To Infinity and Beyond!

In the Summer term, we have been learning through the topic of 'To Infinity and Beyond!' We have using the stories of 'Toy Story' and the theme of space to create engaging and interactive lessons. We will then move onto the topic of 'Around the World.'

Religious Education

In RE, we are learning about creation stories. We listened to the Christian creation story and then worked in a group to depict this in a way of our choice. Some of us chose to paint a scene, some used small world props and some chose to act it out. Next we will learn about how other religions believe that the world was created.

Spring Topic

Our Spring topics were 'Julia Donaldson' and 'People Who Help Us.'

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.

World Book Day

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.