Hello from the Acorns class team!
Family learning: please see below for ways in which you can extend what your child is doing in school at home.
In Acorns Class we will be exploring our informal curriculum, focussing on our immersive themes each week. Weekly themes allow our children to explore a variety of new objects, widen their experiences and develop new interests and likes. These themes include jelly week, ball week, nature week and fruit and vegetables week. We will also be doing lots of transitions around school and exploring different spaces such as the sensory rooms and sensory circuits in the hall and exploring the forest school area.
We are working hard at getting our wants and needs known in Acorns class. We use a variety of communication aids that allow us to make choices and ensure our adults understand our wants and needs.
Encourage your child to make choices at different times of the day. This could be by holding up two items to choose from for their snack, two different toys to play with or photos of two different places to visit.
Friends, relationships and community
We are always encouraging our children to engage with others and ourselves. At home you could try simple turn taking activities saying, ‘my turn and your turn’. Use objects and toys that you know your child enjoys, such as rolling a ball between you and them, knocking over a tower of blocks, banging a wooden spoon on a metal pan.
We are always encouraging toilet training in school. Encourage your child to sit on the toilet at home at every opportunity but especially at nappy changes. If you know your child is having a poo or wee take them to the toilet at that moment to help create a link between the two actions.
We are learning to wash our hands independently. Encourage your child to wash their hands at appropriate times, after going to the toilet, before eating or helping in the kitchen. Model good handwashing techniques and ensure they are following each step.
Please remember to let us know what you get up to at home we love to hear about fantastic moments and see any pictures. You can email on our class email address.
If you have any good news stories please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to include you in our weekly community news bulletin.