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Acorns and Oaks

Welcome to Acorns and Oaks!
 
Hello and welcome to the Foundation stage page. We are the Nursery and reception aged children at our school; we learn and play altogether in our Early Years Unit. We have lots of time each day to explore and play but we also have short sessions where we learn our letters, our numbers, do beautiful singing and have cosy story times. 

 

Nursery children come for 15 hours a week within a morning or afternoon session but sometimes stay all day as we offer day care sessions which you can pay for as extra.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit for your Nursery child come in and see us, we are more than happy to show you around!!

 

Acorns and Oaks also get times of the day where they are separate to ensure high levels of differentiation and adult focus time.

 

Feel free to come and take a look at our wonderful displays!!

 

Miss Benniston, Mrs White and Shaney

 

 

 

 

 

ICT

The Reception children have been working hard on their computing skills. They  all did a fantastic job of writing up about the beach huts they painted last week.

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Planting

We have enjoyed planting in out new tyre planters. Here we are potting some beautiful flowers.

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Food tasting

In funtrition Mrs Britton brought in a selection of different foods from the 5 main food groups in for us to try. We enjoyed tasting each one and learning all about what it does to our bodies.

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Fun in the sun

We have really enjoyed the weather over the past week. Here we are playing outside and have a great time!

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Bollywood Dancing

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed learning a selection of Bollywood dances and dance moves. It was so much fun! 

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We love PE

In PE this week we have been taking part in assault courses on the field. We have enjoyed balancing, running and jumping. Daniel even taught us a new game of frogs and fish.

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Our school trip

We had a wonderful time at the Tropical Butterfly house in Sheffield. We spent time walking around looking at all of the animals, birds and insects and even had the opportunity to hold a stick insect and a giant cockroach. It was so much fun and we can't wait for our next school trip!

Maths fun

To help us with our subtraction work we all took part in a take away bowl. It was so much fun.

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Easter!

As a special Easter treat we made these delicious chocolate next cakes! Don't they look yummy?

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Painting our bird boxes

We have been learning all about the environment this term. The children have learnt lots about birds. They decided as a class they wanted to help the birds as much as they could so we worked together to decorate 4 beautiful bird boxes.

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We love to play outside!

Being outside is so much fun. We are lucky we have a lovely sheltered area on the front of our classroom. Doesn't it look fun?

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Looking after the Environment

As part of our Environment topic the children have learnt about the harmful effects on animals and the environment if we litter. To help the animals and insects in and around school the children decided it would be a good idea if we tidied the playground so it was safe for all animals. Haven't they done a fantastic job?

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Sponsored Walk

Today for Red Nose Day we all completed a sponsored walk to raise money for Comic Relief. Even though it was windy and muddy we still had a great time!

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Our wonderful World Book Day!

We had a fantastic World Book Day dressing up as our favourite characters from a range of different books. What do you think of our costumes?

Making bird feeders

For our topic of Environment the Reception and Nursery children have been learning all about birds. We looked at the effects of littering on birds. We focused on 4 different UK birds and what they enjoy eating. The children then all created different shaped bird feeders using a selection of bird seed, nuts and fat and mixed it all together. This was a very messy and smelly job!!

Pancake day fun!

In Nursery and Reception we have learnt all about Shrove Tuesday and why we have pancakes on this special day. We all enjoyed trying a pancake and some of us even got a little messy... ooops! 

 

Adding Machine
In maths we have been learning about adding two one digit numbers. We have been using our super adding machine to help us find the answers to the sums. 
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Nursery and Reception have really enjoyed this wonderful sunshine and have even had their fruit time outside!

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Reception's African drumming

Reception took part in an African drumming workshop for our culture day. The children learnt all about the djembe drum and what it is made out of. They all had a chance to play the drums and sing some songs as well. 

Nursery's African drumming

Our wonderful Nursery children took part in an African drumming workshop for our culture day. They learnt all about the different drums and how to play them. We also sang some wonderful songs.

We love playing outside on our pirate ship!
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We LOVE gymnastics!!

We love our Tuesday PE lessons. This term we are learning all about gymnastics with Daniel. Here are some photos of us in action.

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Our models!

In Nursery and Reception we have been enjoying building our own models out of the Duplo. Here are just a few of our fantastic creations. What do you think?

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Archery

In Reception we have been learning about archery with Mr Needham. We have been working hard on out accuracy and aim and have really been enjoying ourselves.

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Marvellous Maths!

In Reception we have been working hard in maths. This week we have been looking at putting numbers in the correct order starting from 1. 

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We love playing outside with all of our friends!
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Bonfire Night!

For Bonfire Night the Reception and Nursery class learnt all about fireworks and bonfire safety. We created beautiful firework paintings and made yummy chocolate sparklers to enjoy.

We loved mark making and name writing using the chalks on the playground.

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