Welcome to Acorns Class Page
In accordance with the latest government advice, we have had to close Acorns until further notice. Of course, this is not ideal but with your support, together, we can come up with some creative ideas to keep your child’s development moving forward during this situation.
On a weekly basis I will post ideas and check my emails and respond to you all as much and as quickly as possible. Please check the page and remember I work Mon- Wed.
In addition, if you would like to send me a photo of something you have created or a video of what you have been up to, please do so at email@example.com I would really love to see what you have been doing! Also, if you need any help, please let me know.
I know some of you may have received a login to the LGFL (London Grid For Learning) suite of websites with your child’s individual username and password (if you have been in this last week). These login details will remain in place for the duration of your child's time at St Richard's, so please keep them safe and secure.
HOWEVER I am very mindful that although these sites have very useful activities, I really do not want your child on screens playing games! If your child has a sibling, check their page for more info on this type of site.
We understand that each family will be coping with the current situation in different ways, which may affect how much and how often you will be available to support your child and their siblings with their learning and development. It is still also very important to get some fresh air with your family when you can do so. I would recommend at least an hour a day outside if not more!
Here is a “suggested timetable” that you could use. It might help you manage your day out of Playgroup and your family fun.
9:00 - Start of day sharing a book with an adult or telling a story using the pictures during breakfast or after.
9.15 – Creative time – you could make a picture, build with blocks, complete some puzzles.
10.00 - Stop for a snack, a break and some fresh air
10.30 – Do a helpful job around the house – wipe the table, doing the washing up, help load/unload the dishwasher, help fold the laundry, make your bed
10:45 – more snacks if needed! Get outside again
11.00 – Activity of your choice
11:45 -Time for a break and some lunch....maybe you could prepare this for your family?
In the afternoon there are many things that you could do:
- Go for a nature walk and play I Spy. What interesting things did you see or collect?
- Ride your scooter or bike
- Help make a snack, lunch or dinner
- Do some cooking
- Junk modelling – use recyclable materials to create something ie a robot, a castle.
- Play a game with a family member, learn a new song or have a go at some indoor exercise!
- Send your teacher some photos of what you have been doing
- Try and limit the amount of technology you use in the afternoon
Remember to stay safe, look after each other. I will keep in touch with you all here and send you messages. I will also share any of your photos or learning you send me.
Welcome to Acorns Playgroup Page
At Acorns we recognise that this may be your child's first formal setting, so we pride ourselves on providing a home-from-home environment in which the children have nurturing and supportive adults. We want your child to build positive relationships, self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience all through exploratory play. The setting and adults ensure your child has the opportunity to develop these through their own interests.
We hope you will find the information below informative and fun. Check out our Gallery for photos of what we have been up to.
For further information contact: the Family Information Service on 020 8831 6267, your local children’s centre, health visitor or other professional.