Little Acorns 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Little Acorns

Miss McBride is our teacher in Little Acorns class  

Ms Degier and Mrs Welsh are our LSAs.  

 

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. 

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:

Autumn, Festivals such as; Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Children in Need and Christmas. 

In Little Acorns we like to follow the children's interests.  This year we have explored dinosaurs, fairies and doctors. 

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/ 

This website has a fantastic video to support you with pronoucing the Phase 1 letter sounds correctly for your children at home.

Mathematics - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1 

Here you can access Mathematic games for your child age range.

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. 

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