The Acorns

Welcome to Mrs. Hoyle's Class blog

Hi my name is Sheila Hoyle and I have worked at Lee Royd Nursery School since October 2002.  I presently lead and work within a small team (Mrs Ali and Mrs Dewhurst) and in close liaison with the Head teacher and teachers at Lee Royd Nusery School.    I am early years trained and qualified to a level 4 and  have an excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  Myself and the staff are committed to extending children’s lifelong learning through a stimulating yet challenging and appropriate curriculum enabling every child to achieve and reach their full potential.



The Acorns Blog

Monday 20th May

Hi everyone, another exciting week.  This week our learning is about Elmer the elephant.  Elmer will be 30 years old this week and to celebrate the birthday we will be reading a variety of stories, exploring colour and how colour can be changed, looking at patterns in books and in our environment.  If you have an Elmer story book at

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World Book Day!

We hope that you are all enjoying your half-term break. Just thinking ahead....World Book Day will be celebrated on Thursday 7th March and we will be inviting the children to come to nursery on that day dressed as their favourite book character. So, get your thinking caps on - who will you be this year?

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Read and stay

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Dates for your diary

Tuesday 5th February 2019 'Chinese New Year'  Children to wear red or gold. Monday 11th February 2019 Parent read and stay session - morning parents 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.      Afternoon parents 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Tuesday 12th February 2019 Parent workshop - Bath, Book and Bed routines.  This workshop is a short workshop in helping you and your

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National Storytelling Week!

National Storytelling week is taking place this week! Sharing stories and looking at books offers children opportunities to enhance their personal, social and emotional development along with communication, language, listening and understanding skills. This week we are reading lots of stories including 'Smiley Shark', 'Here comes the crocodile', 'Three little pigs' and 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.  We have exciting

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Reading in unusual places competition

Dear all, Don't forget our reading competition - to send in a photo of your child reading in the most unusual place you can find! Entries need to be in by Thursday 14th February. Your photo can be any size but no bigger than A4. Judging will take place on Friday 15th February. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd

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