Nursery (3 year olds): Little Acorns 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Little Acorns

Ms Cook is our teacher in Little Acorns class  

Miss Sneesby is our Learning Support Assistant. 

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. 


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: 



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

This term our topics include:


In Little Acorns we like to follow the children's interests.

This term we will learn about what happens during spring and we will discuss the changes in the weather. 

Please see our Curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information and other files to support Spring Term 2 learning at home. 

It will be a busy and fun filled term 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. Reading books are changed twice weekly for the children to take home and enjoy with family.


Key Websites for you and your child to support their learning

Phonics -  - 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.  - Explore some free Phonics games online. Children to access Phase 1 games. 

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

Topic -

Yoga - Cosmic Kids Yoga

Art Ideas -

Celebrations -

100 books to read before you are 5! -

What to expect in the Early Years (age 3–4)

Free eBook Library (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?  (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. 


To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on X @PinehurstP 

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

Little Acorns X page is @pinehurstacorns

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