Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Acorn Pre-School

Welcome to all Acorns and their families

Help your child to know more about what Acorn Pre-school is like by watching this video with them.

Termly Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carers,
Welcome to Acorn Pre-school!

Mrs Alford, Mrs Owen, Mrs Woodall and Miss Leigh would like to give a warm welcome to the children and their families who join Acorn Pre-school this term.

The children will be encouraged to enjoy a wide range of activities throughout the Autumn term which will include themes such as: colours, construction and builders, Autumn, seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Christmas.

These themes will provide a loose structure to the planning, however notice will be taken to the interests being shown by individual children in the Nursery – so that the curriculum is relevant and of interest to them. Please feel free to share with us any interest that your child is showing at home and we will incorporate this in our planning.

We are also usually lucky to be able to plan some exciting visits and visitors – more information to follow.

To stay informed and to see how your child is getting on in Acorn Pre-school you can look on this website on the Acorn Pre-school page, and also on the school Facebook page. You are welcome to chat to the pre-school staff at drop off and pick up to see how things are going too.

We work hard to make your child’s time at Nursery an exciting, happy and stimulating experience. If you have any concerns, we are very happy to speak to you about them – please use the email address: charlotte.alford@oak-view-academy.co.uk.

Mrs Alford, Mrs Owen, Mrs Woodall & Miss Leigh

Mrs Alford reads familiar stories

Stories to share with your child read by a Nursery teacher.

What to expect, when? Parents Guide to the EYFS – A Parent’s Guide to the EYFS and supportive ideas on how you can help prepare your child for the next stage.

School Readiness: How to Prepare your child for Reception – the start of BIG school


Once staff have had time to get to know your child/children and have completed their baseline assessments, they will plan for the next stage of their development. This will form a Medium term plan, the focus for learning in each half term.

Please click on the links below to download the Acorn Preschool Medium Term Plan.

Acorn Pre-School Blog

16 September 2021

Connecting with our friends

Junipers have enjoyed getting to know their friends a lot more this week. The children have been exploring and playing games to find things their friends like and dislike; discussing things they have in common. It has been lovely to see them communicate and understand each other and have no an interest in others around […]

12 September 2021

Habitat hunting…

Wow! What a fantastic and very busy first week back for Sycamore class. This week the children have really had the chance to settle into the school routines. In our Science lessons this week we were focusing on habitats and understanding that different animals live in different places. The children were very excited to go […]

12 September 2021

Shooting for Success

This week Hawthorn Class learnt about the history of rocket science and we attempted to launch our own rocket using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda! In English we have been recapping how to punctuate speech and in Maths we have been exploring numbers up to 100,000. Learner of the Week: Caleb Star of the Week: […]

10 September 2021

Toys of UK Past…

Our first full week back is done and dusted. I’m sure that everyone (including myself and Mrs Kinns) will sleep well this weekend! As part of our History and our English this week, we have been reading the book Major Glad, Major Dizzy. The children then discussed and sorted toys, deciding whether they were toys […]

10 September 2021

Getting to know our friends

Junipers have had an amazing week getting to know their new friends. It has been lovely to see them form such lovely friendships. We have been enjoying circle times, activities and games. The children have been learning some initial sounds in phonics each day and have been focusing on recognising their own name in the […]

05 September 2021

Terrific Two Days!

WOW! What an amazing first two days Cedar have had! All of the children were so excited on Thursday morning and had clearly missed being in school and seeing their friends. Cedar spent Thursday and Friday laughing, playing and learning together, all whilst trying to get used to a new classroom with new routines. There […]