Ace Acorns


Ace Acorns

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.”


Welcome to Ace Acorns. We are Foundation stage 1 children, aged 3-4 years.


Here you can find out all about our Nursery class and the learning that takes place. 


In our EYFS unit we intend for children to be ready, respectful and safe. Ready for the next stage in their learning journey. Ready to be challenged and to challenge themselves. 

In Nursery we teach the children to be respectful of others and of the many wonderful differences that make each child unique. We support children to feel safe through our positive relationships and our stimulating environment. We aspire for all children to feel safe to explore, manage their own risks and to make safe choices. 

We are determined for our children to be confident, independent and to believe in themselves. 

Mrs Moore

Nursery Teacher

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Newbury

Nursery Teacher

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Flemming

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Korzeniewska

Teaching Assistant

We are very lucky to have a large learning area for the children to use. We have an indoor area where the children can play with the construction materials, make and create, build up their hand strength using the play dough, be imaginative in the home corner, have snack and be investigative.

The children also have access to an outdoor area that is share with Reception. Here they can practice all their gross motor skills.

 All of these areas are where the children will choose their independent learning through play.  

Every class has at least one school councillor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school. 

Every class has at least 1 dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks! 

During this topic the children will learn all about traditional tales. We will be learning about the characters, baddies and goodies and different homes in traditional stories. Also during this half term our topic work will include talking about feelings and our families. We will also be doing lots of learning about how to tidy and look after our environment, following our rules: Choose it, Use it, put it away.

The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

For this half term we will be focusing on orally retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


A bear came into nursery!!! We were all very shocked! He also left us a basket with some ingredients to make some porridge. We mixed the oats together and cut some fruit to go into it too.

This half term we are continuing with our topic – I wonder how the story will end? This is so the children continue to develop their understanding of how stories are structured and the excitement that stories create.

We will also learn about important dates and different celebrations during this half term including Remembrance day, Diwali, Children in Need, Bonfire night and Christmas.

Quality Text

Our quality text for this half term is the ‘The three little pigs’. This term we will learn to use actions and a story map to help us retell the story.


Whose are these footprints? Where have they come from?


Some interesting footprints arrived in Nursery. Could it be the Big Bad Wolf!

I wonder how we will get there??

This term in nursery we will be exploring different modes of transport. Transport that flies in the sky, floats in water, and moved off the ground. We will also be exploring how things can move and exploring fast and slow. We will need to look at how to keep safe on the roads too!




Quality Text

In Nursery we are learning the story ‘The Train Ride’. We will be focusing on the repetition in the story.

Memorable Experience

Coming Soon

I wonder why it looks like that?

In Nursery this term we will be learning about animals that live in Africa. We will also be learning about the habitats that these animals live in and the glorious patterns on their skin and fur.

Quality Text

Our Quality text this term is “Dear Zoo” We will be looking at changing the ‘dog’ at the end into a new animal of our choice.

Memorable Experience

Coming Soon

In nursery this half term we will be investigating different fruits and vegetables. We will get to try some different fruits and vegetables, learning about how they are grown. We will also be doing some cooking with fruits and vegetables too.

Quality Text

We will be looking at ‘Supertato’. We are going to change the baddy ‘ Evil Pea’ to a different vegetable.


Coming Soon

Memorable Experience

Coming Soon

I wonder what a reflection is?

This term we will be learning about reflections, mirrors and symmetry. We will also be investigating photography and crating our own self portraits.

We will also be looking at transition to reception and get a change to go to our reception class for the day.

Quality Text



coming soon

Experiences and Opportunities

Parents dates to come play in nursery

18th October –  Story telling activities

13th December – Winter Crafts

14th February – To be confirmed

20th March – To be Confirmed

22nd May – To be Confirmed

17th July – Graduation Ceremony and Party

Things you need to know.

For this half term Nursery 2 children will be learning the story the ”The Three Little Pigs” Please check Class Dojo where you will find a video of the story with the actions and a list of all the Key vocabulary your child needs to know.

Below is a link to the Autumn 2 term homework grid, focusing on building up your Childs independence.

For this half term Nursery 2 children will be learning the story the ”The Three Little Pigs” and then ‘ Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Please check Class Dojo where you will find a video of the story with the actions and a list of all the Key vocabulary your child needs to know.

Our Maths will focus around colours and sorting. Please see class dojo for some ideas to help your child.

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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