Little Acorns 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Little Acorns

Miss McBride is our teacher in Little Acorns class  

Ms Degeir and Mrs Welsh are our LSAs.  

 

In Nursery at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy. 

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Home Learning

Keep updated on our Twitter pagehttps://twitter.com/pinehurstacorns & https://twitter.com/pinehurstp

I will be updating Monday - Friday with activities you can try at home. Please tweet us your photographs by tagging us in @Pinehurstp & @pinehurstacorns

Please email at littleacorns@pinehurstgs.co.uk if you need support with more activities, resources or Tapestry login support. 

If you scroll down this page there is some useful websites to use at home to support your child's learning. At the bottom of this page there is Home Learning Packs and our Curriculum Newsletter to provide support with further learning. 

On our 'Parent Information' tab then 'Home Learning Opportunities' tab  there is another document called, 'Home Learning March 2020' which has ideas to support your childs Reading, Writing and Maths skills along with other fun ideas. 

Have fun and share with us your learning via Twitter, email or Tapestry. 

Take care, stay safe and have fun

Miss McBride

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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. 

PE

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. 

Outdoor Learning

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. 

 

Our Curriculum 

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

Physical Development

The Specific Areas in Nursery: 

Mathematics 

Literacy

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

This term our topics include:

Pancake day, World Book day, Mother's Day, the Weather, signs of spring, growth and Easter.

In Little Acorns we like to follow the children's interests.  This term we have explored, Pirates (Learning to talk like a pirate, going on treasure hunts, counting treasure, making telescopes, pirate ships etc out of recycled materials.) Fruit and vegetables (Where do they come from? how do they grow? What do they look like inside? What do they taste like?). Babies (sharing our photographs of when we were a baby and how we care for them. Some of us will soon have a new baby brother or sister. We will be ready to help out at home.) Traditional Tales (Reading stories such as, The Three Little Pigs, Golidlocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man.) 

Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

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 your child can use to support their learning in Little Acorns

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.

Topic - https://www.schoolofspreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-to-do-indoors/

Yoga - Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Art Ideas - https://artfulparent.com/kids-arts-crafts-activities-500-fun-artful-things-kids/

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/

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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