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Welcome to Nursery!

2017-2018

 
Here you will see all the exciting learning we do in Nursery and find out about all the wonderful things we do at Primrose Hill. The staff working in Nursery are: Miss Fitzpatrick (Nursery Teacher), Mrs Howell, Mrs Holdsworth, Miss Millard, Mrs Alderson, Mrs Moore and Miss Walker.


If you have any questions regarding allocation of Nursery places please contact Mrs Alderson by e-mail: nursery@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding day to day Nursery life please contact Miss Fitzpatrick by e-mail: danielle.fitzpatrick@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk or speak to a member of the Nursery team at the start or end of sessions.

 

Our theme for some of our learning this half term:


Spring 1 - Storytellers

Who are the characters in this story? How would you describe the characters? What is the setting for the story? What do you think will happen in this story? What could happen next?



Please keep checking for new photos of our learning!


Dates for your diary:

* Thursday 1st March 2018 - Nursery Open Evening (4pm-6pm)

 
Numbers, Numbers Everywhere! W/C 15/01/18

This week in Nursery some of us have enjoyed taking part in small group visits in the local environment. We went on the hunt for numbers and found lots! We found numbers on: signs, lampposts, cars, doors and gates. If you went on a number hunt around your local environment, which numbers would you find?

Numbers, Numbers Everywhere! W/C 15/01/18
Peter Pan Week 2! W/C 15/01/18

This week in Nursery we have continued learning in response to the story of 'Peter Pan'. We had a go at drawing pictures of the characters on big rolls of paper and gave meaning as we drew... We even had a go at writing our letters. On Tuesday we received a letter from Peter Pan which said Captain Hook had destroyed his home in Never Land. Peter asked for our help - could we design him a new home and send him some photographs of our designs? We accepted this challenge and spent lots of time building houses in the construction area with building resources and in the creative area using junk modelling resources!

Peter Pan Week 2! W/C 15/01/18
Peter Pan. Write Now Focus Week. W/C 08/01/18

On Monday morning we arrived to a room full of fairy dust! Who left the fairy dust? Why? Let's make some marks! Mark making in fairy dust was so much fun, we even had a go at making some glue pictures with it! We have really enjoyed learning about and retelling the story of Peter Pan. We have talked lots about the illustrations in the book; the adult scribed what we said whilst some of us had a go at writing labels onto our learning. We ended our action packed focus week by painting pictures of our favourite characters and we completed a Peter Pan movement session which involved pretending to be the characters from the story!

Peter Pan. Write Now Focus Week. W/C 08/01/18
Festive Events. W/C 11/12/17

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing lots of learning in response to a story called 'The Snow Angel' written by Christine Leeson and Jane Chapman. On Monday and Wednesday, after making our own masks, we dressed up like the characters in this story and performed it to our parents/carers. On Thursday we had our Christmas party. We played party games, ate party food and we each received a present from Santa!

Festive Events. W/C 11/12/17
Shape Faces. W/C 04/12/17

As part of our maths learning in Nursery we have been learning how to use shapes appropriately for tasks. We used shapes to make our own shape faces. We talked about the shapes we were using and enjoyed singing the shape songs.

Shape Faces. W/C 04/12/17
Around the World. W/C 27/11/17

We started off focus week by travelling on an aeroplane. Our first stop was India. We learnt about animals that are found in India and enjoyed creating our own animal masks. We talked about Rangoli patterns and drew our own in coloured rice. We even tasted some Indian food! Our next stop was New Zealand. We painted our own flags and used salt dough to make special Koru necklaces. We even learnt how to do the Haka! We have really enjoyed travelling around the world.

Around the World. W/C 27/11/17
The Three Billy Goats Gruff. W/C 20/11/17

This week in Nursery we have enjoyed retelling the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have spent lots of time learning about this story in our Three Billy Goats Gruff area; using masks and other props to support our learning. In the construction area we have been building bridges for the big bad troll to live underneath - if he has another bridge to live under he will leave the goats alone! We used different construction resources to build our bridges and worked with our friends to build.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. W/C 20/11/17
Fluffy's Birthday. W/C 6/11/17- 17/11/17

W/C 6/11/17 - This week in Nursery we have been preparing for Fluffy's fourth birthday. We have enjoyed making our own birthday cards and decorations for his party. We practiced writing our names inside our cards and used shape stamps and paint to make our decorations. We are really looking forward to his party next week! W/C 13/11/17 This week in Nursery we had two (yes two!) surprise parties for Fluffy. We wrote invitations to all our friends and enjoyed handing them out. At the parties we danced, played party games and sung 'Happy Birthday' to Fluffy. He blew out the number four candle on his cake and then he shared his chocolate cake with us. Yum! We have also been practicing our counting skills by counting out candles to stick onto a birthday cake. We practiced counting them with one to one correspondence and talked about what happened when the teacher took some candles away. Some of us also had a go at separating the candles in different ways.

Fluffy's Birthday. W/C 6/11/17- 17/11/17
Searching for Spiders. (30/10/17-01/11/17)

This week in Nursery we celebrated Halloween. We enjoyed searching for spiders that were hidden inside pumpkins and we counted the spiders that we found. We had lots of fun finding the spiders but we did not like how the pumpkins smelt and felt!

Searching for Spiders. (30/10/17-01/11/17)
We're going on a listening walk! (W/C 16/10/17)

This week in Nursery we read a story called the ‘Listening Walk’. We talked lots about the book and then we went on our own listening walk around the outside of Nursery. We heard lots of different sounds including: birds, trains, cars and the wind blowing the trees. We then used our special listening walk spoons and sticks to make our own sounds.

We're going on a listening walk! (W/C 16/10/17)
Working together to get the job done! (W/C 09/10/17)

This week in Nursery we have continued developing our team working skills. We have worked together to complete a number of challenges: shape matching, tower building and our favourite, the big draw! We enhanced the small world area by drawing our own small world environments. We drew tracks and roads for the trains and cars and fields and trees for the animals to play in.

Working together to get the job done! (W/C 09/10/17)
The Star of the Zoo. (W/C 02/10/17)

The Star of the Zoo is a story about animals working together as a team, to help put a star that has fallen into their zoo, back into the sky. This week in Nursery we have completed a challenge in the outdoor classroom which involved working together to transport water from one end of the outdoor classroom to the other. We really enjoyed this challenge. We have also loved playing with the Numberblocks in the maths area. We have been practicing our counting and recognising numerals.

The Star of the Zoo. (W/C 02/10/17)
We enjoy learning everywhere! (W/C 18/09/17)

Throughout the year small groups of children take part in planned visits in the community. All children have the opportunity to take part in at least one small group visit during their time in Nursery. This week some of us visited our local ASDA. We talked about all the fantastic things we saw on our walk to ASDA, we posted some letters and we even got to buy some new books!

We enjoy learning everywhere! (W/C 18/09/17)
Space: The Final Frontier. (W/C 25/09/17)

Nursery received our special delivery from NASA which contained moon rocks, astronauts and underpants (!). We enjoyed exploring in moon dough, making stars in the playdough area and reading lots of stories about Space, we even made a rocket!

Space: The Final Frontier. (W/C 25/09/17)
Exploring our classroom! W/C 06/09/17-13/09/17

We have had a VERY busy first week back in Nursery. We have really enjoyed playing in all the different areas; indoors and outdoors. Some of our favourite activities from this week include: making potions in the water area, fruit picking, riding on the bikes, playing in the home corner and of course Dough Disco! We are looking forward to more friends joining us in Nursery over the next few weeks.

Exploring our classroom! W/C 06/09/17-13/09/17