Little Acorns 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Little Acorns
Mrs Rimmer is our teacher in Little Acorns class
Ms Degeir is our LSA.
Miss Bailey also works with us in Little Acorns.
In Nursery at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.
Life in Little Acorns
The children in Nursery are looking forward to a great year of learning.
We have a focused session on, Phonics, Mathematics, Reading and Writing.
Through our curriculum we offer opportunities for learning about Understanding the World, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design, Communication and Language and Personal, Social, and Emotional Development.
Our PE days are Tuesday. Please ensure your child is wearing suitable shoes for these days e.g. trainers, pumps, school shoes. No boots/ wellington boots.
Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for the weather to continue to enjoy learning outside. For the colder weathers children will need hats, scarves and gloves. Wet weathers children will need wellington boots and for warmer weather children will need a sun hat. All of your child's belongings need to be labelled with their names.
At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.
The Prime Areas that we will be developing in Nursery are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
The Specific Areas in Nursery:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
This term our topics include:
Signs of Spring, New life and Farm.
In Little Acorns we like to follow the children's interests.
This term we will learn about what happens on the farm. We will talk about our favourite animals, their young and what products they give us. We'll learn the role of a farmer and how they are very imporant on the farm. We will complete science experiements to make our own butter and ice cream.
Please see our Curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information and other files to support Summer Term 1 learning at home.
It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning.
How can I help and support my child at school?
Homework in Little Acorns
Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book, whether this be a school library book or their own.
Key Websites for you and your child to support their learning
Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ - Read, Write, Inc, - This website has a fantastic video to support you with pronoucing the Phase 1 letter sounds correctly for your children at home.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Explore some free Phonics games online. Children to access Phase 1 games.
Mathematics - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1 - Here you can access Mathematic games for your child age range.
Yoga - Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Celebrations - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate
100 books to read before you are 5! - https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/
What to expect in the Early Years (age 3–4) https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/early-years/
Free eBook Library https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+3-4&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# (Little Acorns to access ages 3-4 years. Follow the instructions on the website to register for free.)
What is the weather like today in Liverpool? www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644210 (The children love reading the weather each morning. Have a go at creating a weather diary, worksheet can be found at the bottom of this page along with a weather word mat.)
Practical ideas to support your child
Sharing books, reading to your child.
Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc.
Making opportunities to play and work with others.
Opportunities to be creative.
Please continue to update us on your child's learning at home and view their achievements on Tapestry. If you have misplaced your login please see Miss McBride.
To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP
Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.
Little Acorns Twitter page is @pinehurstacorns
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