Little Acorns - Nursery/Reception

Mrs Campbell and Mrs Dibb


Welcome to Nursery/Reception Class. This is the beginning of your child’s learning journey at St. Wilfrid’s RC Primary School.

During this very important year your child’s teachers will be Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Dibb. Their teaching assistants are Mrs Green and Mrs Mowbray. We will work in partnership with you to care for and educate your child. We aim to offer new opportunities to your child to help draw out their ability and potential, helping each individual to grow and develop in preparation for the future.

The early years classroom is a large area with its own toilets and cloakroom. It is a happy, stimulating learning environment with many colourful, interactive displays that celebrate your child’s talents and achievements.

Our Catholic Faith is at the heart of everything we do in Nursery/Reception Class. Your child will learn that Jesus loves us all and that we are special. We all try hard to treat everyone that we meet with love and respect, just as Jesus did.

Your child will be learning new skills and knowledge and demonstrating understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development;
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

Your child will develop skills in four specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world;
  • Expressive arts and design.

These seven areas are used to plan your child’s individual learning. We encourage your child to work through adult-directed tasks and self-chosen activities. The role play area, outside classroom, and a wide range of exciting, purposeful activities linked to the half termly topic, are used to encourage independence, enjoyment and learning through play.

Our Class Blog

Special Visitors

The children have been so interested in role playing emergency service workers this term, we invited some special visitors from the fire service and the police force to tell us about their jobs and...

Anti-bullying Week

During Anti-bullying Week the children in Acorn class thought about all the ways they were different (hair colour, eye colour, skin colour, likes and dislikes). They then learned about how we need to treat one another with respect and kindness.  They painted pictures...

EYFS Celebrating Halloween

The children had so much fun thinking about how we celebrate Halloween. Our classroom and outdoor area was full of spooky objects to find and explore. The children created pictures and paintings, carved pumpkins and dressed up as Halloween characters....

EYFS Fizzy Fireworks

As part of our fire safety week, the children had lots of making fizzy fireworks. The children were 'real scientists' and were able to follow instructions and complete their own experiment. They poured vinegar into a cup and added food colouring and glitter. Next,...

EYFS celebrate bonfire night

The children had so much fun learning about Bonfire Night. They did firework dancing, made sparkler biscuits, created rockets and they even watched a real firework explode! They learnt all about the dangers of fire and bonfires and know some of the ways to stay...

Brain Week

This week the children have been learning all about our brains and how wonderful they are. We have been thinking about our fives senses and how we can use them to help us learn new things. The children played lots of games to explore their senses, investigated a jelly...

EYFS Autumn Time

The children in Nursery and Reception have been learning about Autumn. We went on an exciting autumn walk and found so many an interesting things in the natural environment. We collected objects such as leaves, conkers and pines cones and we took them back to the...

Learning to Love

Acorn Class had great fun on Valentine's Day learning how to share and care.  They wrote love messages, made love potions, enjoyed Valentine's Day addition games, bought and sold Valentine's bouquets and thought of ways they could be caring towards one another....

Chinese New Year

We had a fantastic time celebrating Chinese New Year! We told the story of why the years are called after animals, we made a Chinese dragon and did a Dragon Dance around school.  We even had a Chinese restaurant where the children made food, took orders and even...

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