Acorns - our nursery and reception
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Religious Education - Tasting special Jewish foods
We were very lucky to have Reynold and Josephine from 'The Whisper Project' visit to talk to us about the Jewish faith. The children learnt to say ‘Shalom’ which is ‘hello’ in Hebrew and then learnt a bit about the history of Jewish people.We learnt that there are 613 rules about the way that Jewish people can eat foods and what they can eat. This is because there are supposed to be 613 seeds in a pomegranate! Josephine told us how Jewish families have a special meal on Fridays and about the animals that Jewish people can and can’t eat and the children had a go at sorting the animals. They loved tasting the foods which Jewish people eat at Jewish New Year - lots of sweet foods to bring a sweet new year, such as apples dipped in honey and honey cake. The children also got to taste Matzah bread, latkes, grape juice and challah bread.