Northaw C of E Primary School

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Welcome to Acorns - our nursery and reception. 

Making new friends
Making new friends

Welcome to Acorns!

On this page you will find information about our Acorns class; Nursery and Reception. We hope you enjoy seeing our learning journey!


See our Welcome to Acorns information, our Looking at learning leaflet and a useful Top Tips to Support Phonics at home leaflet.

Wellness activities
Wellness activities

Wellbeing in Acorns

The personal, social and emotional development of all our children is key. To support this, we have a daily mindfulness session and a regular 'nurture' session, in addition to the ongoing care and emotional support which we offer the children. Mindfulness activities include those such as breathing activities, story massage, meditation, yoga, mindful listening, tai chi and being in nature.
Forest school
Forest school

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 are thankful for lovely flowers
We are thankful for lovely flowers

Religious Education Autumn Term

Our Christian values for this term are generosity and compassion. We learnt about what it means to be generous and talked about how we have shown generosity in our own lives. We listened to the story of 'The Magic paintbrush' and thought about how we would spread generosity if we had a magic paintbrush. 

In RE lessons, we have been learning about Saint Francis and how he looked after animals and birds. We went on a nature walk and talked about how we could look after our own natural environment in school. 

We have also been learning about festivals such as Harvest and talked about special foods that are used in festivals. We even got to taste some yummy donuts like our friends at the local Jewish school told us that they had at  Hanukkah. 

We are scientists

We are scientists in Acorns! We have been doing lots of experiments and investigations. We have been learning about different types of scientists such as chemists, palaeontologists and botanists.