Westfield Nursery & Primary School

ACORNS CLASS - EYFS

Dear Parents and children of The Acorns class (Nursery & Reception) 

Welcome to our class page! On here you can find lots of information related to our class. As we move through the school year you will also be able to take a look at some of our fantastic work as part of our creative curriculum. 

You can also find regular updates related to your child's learning and development on your child’s Tapestry page.

We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we make with parents of children in our care. If you would like to ask a question or find out more about your child’s learning and development, please do not hesitate to talk to a member of the EYFS team or leave a message with the main office and we will get back to you.

Thankyou, as always for your support.

Miss Skinner, Mr Crow, Mrs Ridehalgh & Mrs Bryden

YEARLY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 

 

 

OUR LEARNING JOURNEY...

WHAT WOULD YOU FIND AT THE SEASIDE?

Summer 1 brought us another of our favourite topics! We have loved reading The Rainbow Fish in class and finding out about what types of sea creatures you would find in rockpools. We rounded our topic off with a trip to one of our local beaches where we had fun exploring rockpools, building sandcastles and finished off with a trip to the park. Reception children enjoyed a 'fishy feast' in class where they got to taste lots of different types of seafood. 

ARE MINIBEASTS SCARY?

We ended our Spring Term with one of our favourite topics 'Are Minibeasts Scary? In EYFS we have enjoyed investigating lots of different Minibeasts from caterpillars to spiders. Reception enjoyed a trip to South Lakes Safari Zoo. Our butterfly tent was a big success this year and all the children had the opportunity to get up close to one of our favourite minibeasts.

WAS IT ONCE A MIXED UP TIME?

January brings the start of a new learning challenge question for The Acorns. For Spring 1 we are investigating the question 'was it once a mixed up time?' We will be sharing traditional stories such as The Gingerbread Man and The Three Little Pigs as well as becoming scientists, artists and actors. Watch this space!

 

The children loved running as fast as the could to try and catch the Gingerbread Man.

STEM

To start our topic off we held a STEM afternoon in Big Acorns class. The children had a series of challenges to investigate. These were:

  • How to trap a Gingerbread Man
  • Can the Gingerbread Man swim?
  • Help the Gingerbread Man cross the river. 

The children loved experimenting, designing, creating and exploring. At the end of the session, children in their groups, presented their models and explained how they worked to their friends.

WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT ME?

September brings the start of a brand new school year! EYFS have enjoyed meeting new friends and exploring the setting. For our topic this half term, we have found out about each others family, our likes and dislikes, our bodies, our senses and our unique qualities. Have a look below at some of our learning so far!

MATHS IN ACTION!

In EYFS, we have made a fantastic start on our mathematical journey. Here are some pictures of what we have been getting up to!

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Children in EYFS had a fabulous time joining in with the various activities we had on offer to learn about how to keep our bodies and minds healthy. We even had a visit from Pet Encounter Cumbria!

WHO MIGHT LIVE IN THE DEEP DARK WOOD?

For our Autumn 2 topic we are exploring the world around us! We will be looking at the change in seasons and what some animals do in Winter. We will also be exploring where Father Christmas lives and how it compares to where we live. To start our topic we ventured into the deep dark forest to hunt for the Gruffalo! We found out about all the different animals that live in the forest as well as using our senses to smell, touch and listen. 

CONTACTS

Miss Stacey Skinner

Teacher

Mrs Ridehalgh

PPA Teacher

Mr Malcolm Crow

Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sharon Bryden

Teaching Assistant

Miss Sarah Robertson

Teaching Assistant 1:1

 

 

CLASS PHOTO

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please click here for information on PE days and School Uniform.

Every day your child needs their:

  • Reading book
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch - or has ordered a school dinner at home
  • Jumper and a waterproof coat 

 

LATEST NEWS

Click the link below for our latest newsletter.

End of Summer 1 Newsletter EYFS 2022.pdf

Keep up to date with and share your child's learning from home, all through your smartphone or tablet. Click on the links below to take you to the Tapestry site.

 

You can also view our latest news on our social media pages

 

PARENT'S VOICE

"All the staff are so lovely & kind"   

"Tapestry is a great way to communicate between parents & teachers"   

"Trips are both educational & enjoyable"   

"Staff are very supportive"   

"My child has become confident with his reading & writing"

"My little girl loves it & her learning has come on leaps and bounds"

"Tapestry during lockdown was a brilliant tool as it enabled the teachers & families to keep in touch & continue the curriculum"

MEET THE TEACHER

Please see below for our meet the teacher PowerPoint which we delivered as part of our schools transition arrangements.

Smile4Life

Children in Little Acorns are doing an amazing job at developing their daily toothbrushing skills. Take a look here...  Little Acorns - Smile4Life