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Take a look around our Little Acorns Pre School!

Welcome to little Acorns Pre School. We take great pride in providing a loving, caring, stimulating play environment to enable your child to learn and grow in their special early years. Treasure these moments - they are so special !

Little Acorns

Welcome to Little Acorns


Meet the staff:
Mrs Dawson (Pre-school Manager) Mrs Regina
Mrs Farzana (Deputy Manager) Mrs Ruby
Mrs Sadia

Morning session - 8:30 am to 11:30 am        
Afternoon session - 12:15 to 3:15 pm
For collection the gates will be open 11.15am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 3.15pm

General Information

Attendance - Pre school is an important stage of your child`s education and regular attendance is very important. If your child is ill and unable to attend please inform school- 01535 610212

Responsibilities - It is parents responsibility to provide spare clothes, pants and nappies. Please check your child`s individual basket daily to ensure they have these items at all times.

Learning - Children learn both inside and outside. Please make sure they have a named coat and the right clothing for all weathers. Can you provide a pair of named wellies to be kept at pre school. Water is an essential part of childrens learning which is great fun!

Jewellery and Make-up ( Kohl ) - We have a no jewelry and make-up policy in school at all times.

Snack - Children in little Acorn`s have the opportunity to try a different healthy snack daily, we also provide refreshments of milk and water. This costs £3 each half term.

Sweets and Toys - Sweets and toys are not to be encouraged to be brought into pre school.

Toilet Training - The pre school team are more than happy to give you any tips on how to toilet train your child when ready.

Safety - Your child`s safety is our priority and we look for your support. If you have any concerns or questions, please ask a member of the team. Please inform school if a different adult is collecting your child.. Children will not be allowed to go if school is not informed as part of our safeguarding rules.

Latest news

Autumn 2

We have had a fantastic half term in pre-school. Firstly can I please welcome our new children and families who are new to our setting. Thank you to those parents who work closely with the pre-school team to ensure a smooth transition from home into pre-school.

This term we have enjoyed reading the story about Goldilocks and the 3 bears, using visual props to retell the story. This has been a great opportunity to practice our counting and extend children’s vocabulary by using appropriate language to retell the story eg, Huge, small, tiny, scary, roar! Please read the story at home with your child you may be surprised how much your may know about the story. We have also enjoyed making bear masks and making porridge for snack.

Amongst this, we have had a great time doing lots of lovely creative things for Christmas, learning Christmas songs, making cards and of course visiting Father Christmas himself. The Pre-School team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all next term for yet another exciting new term. Don’t forget to come along to our play and stay sessions, which are held every Wednesday am/pm at the beginning of each session. This is a lovely opportunity for both you and your child to spend some time playing together in pre-school to see what we do and for the children to share what they enjoy doing.  

Autumn 1

We have had a fantastic half term in pre-school. Firstly can I please welcome our new children and families who are new to our setting. Thank you to those parents who work closely with the pre-school team to ensure a smooth transition from home into pre-school.

This term we have been enjoying learning new songs and rhymes. Using songs, rhymes and picture books, is a great way to help your child develop their language and communication skills. Children’s language skills are developing long before their able to vocalise their actual words. When saying nursery rhymes we tend to speak more slowly and clearly, this is great because it means that children have the chance to catch words and the way they are formed. If you can ask your child to face you, the eye contact will help your child develop their non-verbal communication skills. Research has shown that children who can keep a steady beat are naturally better readers, so while you are singing and rhyming be sure to clap along. Give your child a chance to feel the beat through tapping, clapping, and marching.

Don’t forget to come along to our play and stay sessions, which are held every Wednesday am/pm at the beginning of each session. This is a lovely opportunity for both you and your child to spend some time playing together in preschool and learning new rhymes along with all the other exciting activities we do in pre-school.

Summer 1

We worked tremendously hard this term which allowed us to make excellent progress across all subjects.It has been brilliant working with the new Year 6 and the staff are very happy with the enthusiasm pupils are showing us each day.

This term we looked at learning about the environment and this included an exciting trip to Bolton Abbey- where we used maps, sketched the environment and took part in team building exercises.  This trip also linked to our work in class where we were learning about the journey of a river, using Ordinance Survey Maps and using an atlas to find key information. Our English tied in beautifully with this theme as we were learning about volcanoes through the text On Dangerous Ground while developing our reading comprehension skills with a particular focus on inference and justifying our answers with evidence from the text.  We moved on to a beautiful book named The Promise which delved deeper into city-life and how everyone can change if they want to. In Maths we are focused on calculations using the four operations to apply our understanding to many deeper learning tasks (which proved very challenging in the beginning!).

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