News from the Rooms
Acorns room provides high quality early learning and care for children from 2 to 3 years. This provision is to support working parents or those returning to education or training. We also have free places for eligible children. These free places are allocated through a city wide referral system.
Beech and Willow
We provide two classrooms (Willow and Beech) for 3-4 year old pre-school children providing high quality learning and care.
Each child has an entitlement to 15 hours a week. We also provide paid wrap-a-round sessions for working parents.
News from Acorns, Beech and Willow
Video: Gingerbread Men Cooking
We have been making gingerbread men. The children have been measuring their own ingredients with some interesting results! https://youtu.be/cpQkS0oASRo
Five to Thive
You may have noticed a change in our displays in the entrance hall and outside Acorns, introducing Five to Thive. Respond · Engage · Relax · Play · Talk These are our ‘building blocks for a healthy brain’. They are drawn from research into the key processes of...
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
In Acorns, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Exploring Mint-scented Playdough, Lavender, and Flowers
Acorns have been exploring mint-scented playdough, lavender, and flowers today. A tray full of lovely smells! They have been sprinkling petals, adding sticks, making cakes and pressing the flowers into the playdough, making marks.
We have been practising being scientists watching snails closely and trying to be gentle. https://youtu.be/pZLQVRwX9YA
Acorns Room Activitites – Chopping Vegetables, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Ice!
We've been really busy in Acorns! Last week, we chopped our own vegetables and fruit, we all enjoyed the Jubilee Teddy Bear's picnic, and we spent some time exploring who might like ice all around them.
Yesterday at nursery we were celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a teddy bear picnic and some fun jubilee inspired activities. https://youtu.be/MD32JziOyiY
Video: Musical Jars
In this video, Willow Room children are exploring how to change sound with different amounts of water. They are introduced to how different amounts of water will change the pitch of the sound coming from the jar. Have a great half-term....
Video: Eggs and Oranges Floating Experiment
In this video, the children are exploring objects that float and sink. The children are beginning to question why things are happening when changes are made to the objects and the water. https://youtu.be/OOppmps_1y0
Video: Exploring Dry and Wet Sand
Following on from work time, the children discovered a problem with making sandcastles with dry sand. In the video, the children are discovering why dry sand doesn't make sandcastles and what happens to sand when the water is added. https://youtu.be/ZPyEFNJzGAA