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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!


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.

Little Acorns

Welcome to Little Acorns


Meet the staff:
Mrs Dawson Pre-school Manager Mrs Begum - Support Staff
Mrs Tariq - Support Staff

Morning session - 8:30am to 11:30am. The gate will close at 8.50am        
Afternoon session - 12:15am to 3:15pm. The gate will close at 12.30pm
For collection the gates will be open 11.20am - 11.30am and 3.05pm - 3.15pm

Latest news

Summer 2

 

It’s amazing how quickly the weeks fly by and having had such a lovely summer term 1, we are already egger to start our new learning in our busy Pre-school. This term we are focussing on ‘Old McDonald had a farm’. Each week we will focus on different farm animals. There will be lots of fun art making, singing songs & dance to make our children’s learning as fun and enjoyable as we can!

      Old Macdonald

Summer 2- Overview Planning- Old MacDonald had a farm.

 

Summer 1 Review

It was so lovely to see our Pre-school children return to Pre-school last half term.

We are always amazed at how quickly the children settle were with lots of smiles, giggles and eager to play.

A big thank you to those parents who have managed to persevere with toilet training their child during the holidays and for those parents who are continuing to toilet train their child. Not always an easy task! The Pre-school team are always on hand to support & give lots of practical advice & support as always.

 Last term In Pre-School our main focus was the importance of good routines, how we grow and what is essential for our bodies and plants to grow. The Children had lots of opportunities to explore different art materials to create some beautiful art work which was displayed for our families in the community outside the class room. The Children produced some amazing Hungry Caterpillar work.

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Summer 1

Week Focus
Week 1 The importance of good routines           Morning routine for school               
Week 2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar The hungry caterpillar
Week 3 The Enormous Turnip The enormous turnip
Week 4 The Three Billy Goats Gruff The Three BGG
Week 5 Goldilocks And The Three Bears Goldilocks and the 3B
Week 6 Jack And The Beanstalk Jack and beanstalk
Week 7 Ourselves- How We Grow Ourselves

 

SUMMER 1 - OVERVIEW PLANNING- GROWING AND OURSELVES

Spring 2 Review

It was so lovely to see our Pre-school children return to Pre-school last half term.

We were amazed at how settled the children were with lots of smiles and eager to play.

A big thank you to those parents who have managed to persevere with toilet training their child during lock down!

The Children enjoyed learning lots of new & old familiar nursery rhymes last term, essential to support and develop early speech & language development.

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Spring 1

Our theme for Spring 1 is, understanding the importance of speech and language in all areas of your child’s learning and development whether it’s at home or school during their play and daily activities. The weekly home learning packs will link to the themes to support your child’s S&l through daily activities including- dance, enjoying stories, rhymes, den building, baking and creative activities. For remote learning, you will have a weekly pack of worksheets, activities, and practical tasks. These will be collected every Thursday from school. There is a timetable at the front which will include daily links to online lessons and videos. The timetable is also on this website, and you can follow the links by clicking here. You will also be sent these links via text message each day. There is also a menu of 50 Things before you’re five type activities at the front of your pack. Please choose an activity from here each afternoon and tick off when completed. We would love to see photos of your child doing these fun tasks. You may if you wish e-mail photos to school or share them with the teacher when you come to collect your next pack on Thursdays. If for any reason you can’t access any of these links, or don’t understand anything, please give us a ring or e-mail us at school.

Telephone: 01535 610212

Email: office@eastwoodcommunityschool.co.uk

Below are some links to the books we would like you to enjoy at home. Look out for more links on your weekly timetables and afternoon story text link.

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Week Focus
Week 1 Simple songs and rhymes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZUpZF1pQOg
Singing and action songs
Counting
Colouring
50 things before you’re five menu list
Week 2 5 Little Ducks went swimming one day
Singing
Pencil control
Counting
Cutting and sticking
Name Writing
50 things before you’re five menu list
Week 3  
Week 4  
Week 5  
Week 6  

 Mrs Dawson's Rhyme Time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Review

This term in pre-school we have been enjoying exploring both indoors and outdoors, developing the children’s confidence and self-esteem which has helped them to develop their speech and language by finding out and exploring.

Well done to those parents who have successfully managed to toilet train their child or are currently in middle of training their child. This will allow your child to become more independent and confident.

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Playing with bubbles #8
Playing with what they know

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Having fun splashing in puddles #12
Finding out and exploring

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Make your mark #4
Choosing ways to do things

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Help Children to enjoy their food and appreciate healthy choices

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.

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