Nursery  »  Nursery 2015-2016 Archive

Welcome to Nursery!

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:
Mrs Johnson, Mrs Moore, Mrs Holdsworth and Miss Millard.

If you have any questions about Nursery please contact us by
e-mail: nursery@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk


Our learning this term:
Summer 2: Changes
We will be learning about how things around us change over time, including us! We will learning about how animals and plants grow, as well as exploring other changes including what happens when colours are mixed together.


Please keep checking for new photos of our learning!

Websites that you might like to visit - 

www.gruffalo.com - Lots of fun Gruffalo and other Julia Donaldson themed activities for you to enjoy.


Dates for your diary

Monday 18th July - 2pm - Sport afternoon.
Parents are invited to come along and watch.

Friday 22nd July - 10am - Sports morning.
Parents are invited to come along and watch.

Tuesday 26th July - Final day of Nursery and school before the summer holidays. 
 
Welcome to Nursery

Here is a copy of the 'Welcome to Primrose Hill Nursery' sheet, containing more information about your child's first few days at Nursery.

Health and medicine focus week

Wow! What a busy week we had learning about how to keep healthy! We have learned how to eat lots of different food, of all different colours to help us grow. We also did lots of exercising on our new grass outside.

Health and medicine focus week
Tropical World!

We had a great time when we visited Tropical World! Here are some photographs of the animals and exciting plants we saw during our adventure!

Tropical World!
Express Yourself Focus Week

We had great fun expressing ourselves by making funny faces, singing, dancing and deigning our own ice-creams!

Express Yourself Focus Week
Performers!

We enjoyed singing and performing by telling our own stories using Express Yourself focus week.

What makes you happy?

We thought about all the things that make us happy and made them into our very own poems.

What makes you happy?
Pants Pizza!

We made pizza in the shape of pants! We used flatbreads with the corners cut out and then counted the toppings that we had added. It was great fun!

Pants Pizza!
We're going on a pants hunt!

We have been enjoying the story 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. As part of our learning, we have been hanging up washing on a washing line. We also went on a pants hunt around the Nursery garden. We found pants under things, inside tyres, on the fence - all over the place!

We're going on a pants hunt!
5 currant buns

We have had great fun at Nursery exploring the theme of '5 currant buns'. We have been singing the rhyme, making real currant buns and playing in a bakers shop. We also explored lots of wet and dry ingredients with our hands and by rolling.

5 currant buns
The Queen's Birthday Message!

We wrote a birthday message to Queen Elizabeth II in her online Birthday Book to wish her a happy 90th birthday.
You can read the message and perhaps write one yourself at this address:

www.thequeensbirthdaybook.com/QueensBirthday/Contributions/BirthdayMessages/82
On the throne

We have been busy painting pictures of Queen ElizabeTh II in Nursery, as we start our 'On the throne' focus week learning. As well as painting portraits, we read the story 'The Queens Knickers' by Nicholas Allan and designed some knickers for the Queen to wear. We also made some crown shaped jewelled biscuits!

On the throne
Sports Relief!

The children had fun tackling an obstacle course as part of the Sports Relief charity events.

Sports Relief!
World Book Day

We had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day!

World Book Day
Maps!

We have been busy drawing our own maps at Nursery, as we start our learning in our 'A to B' topic. We talked about where we were starting our journey and where were going to, as well as what we saw on our way.

Maps!
Safer Internet Day 2016

As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, we shared the story of 'Webster's Friend' in Nursery. Webster is a spider who pretends to be someone else when he tries to make a new friend on the internet. Find out what happens and how to keep safe on the internet with this story by Hannah Whaley.

Safer Internet Day 2016
Write Now Focus Week

We had a brilliant time during Write Now focus week. One of our favourite parts of the week was visiting the 'Blue Forest' in school. We also enjoyed making bird feeders to encourage some birds into our garden, just like in the story 'Shh! We have a plan!' We spent some time making our own bird too - we think he is very beautiful! We also pretended to be birds flying in our outdoor classroom and visited the library! It was a very exciting week indeed!

Write Now Focus Week
Storytellers topic

We have a great time learning during our Storytellers topic, including reading lots of Julia Donaldson stories. We enjoyed making ladybird crackers and animal sandwiches when we read 'What the ladybird heard'. We also welcomed lots of friends and family into Nursery to share stories with us.

Storytellers topic
We love outdoor play!

Whatever the weather we love to play outside! Collecting rain in buckets or writing in frost, we have lots of fun in our outdoor classroom.

We love outdoor play!
Gruffalo shadow play

We used torches and puppets to make Gruffalo character shaped shadows on the walls and ceiling. It was great fun!

Gruffalo shadow play
Gruffalo Crumble!

We have been enjoying the Gruffalo story and decided to make Gruffalo crumble - it was delicious!

Gruffalo Crumble!
Scrambled snake!

As part of our learning about The Gruffalo, we played in some scrambled snake. It was very slimey!

Scrambled snake!
Christmas Maths

We have been busy outside counting Christmas objects and identifying the right number to match.

Christmas Maths
Newsflash!

We had a fantastic start to 'Newsflash' focus week! We have been practicing our reporting skills by investigating what has been happening in Nursery and making notes, as well as being on a weather watch outside and forecasting the weather inside!

Newsflash!
Happy Diwali!

We celebrated Diwali in Nursery by making flower garlands. They were very pretty!

Happy Diwali!
Children in Need

We had a fantastic day being superheroes to help support Children in Need!

Children in Need
Fireworks!

We have been making fireworks by counting holes in Numicon and matching strips of ribbon to make the fire.

Fireworks!
The Big Draw

We love to draw BIG and use very large pieces of paper to practice our drawing and writing. Sometimes lying down to draw is so much more fun! We have also been enjoying making marks on the light panel.

The Big Draw
Our World

Here is the sheet we have sent home for you to record your journey's with your family on.

Pumpkin Explorers

After enjoying the story 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper, we became pumpkin explorers. We investigated what our pumpkin looked like inside and out and then made some pictures with the seeds that we found inside.

Pumpkin Explorers
Five shiny conkers song

We have been having fun learning a new song, sung to the tune of 'Incey Wincey Spider', about conkers. Perhaps you could have a go at singing it together at home!

Elmer the elephant

We have been reading the story of Elmer the elephant and have really enjoyed learning all about jungle animals. We made elephant stomp sandwiches and they were delicious! At the end of the week we designed our own elephants and went on an elephant parade!

Elmer the elephant
Focus Week - 'Space - the final frontier'

As part of the space themed focus week, Nursery will be sharing the story 'Dinosaur Rocket' by Penny Dale. We will be doing lots of exciting learning all about space throughout the week.

Focus Week - 'Space - the final frontier'
Space the final frontier!

As part of Space focus week, we investigated in lots of different ways. We made craters in moon dough with stones and made our own planets with paint! We also enjoyed reading and acting out the story 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. At the end of the week, we made our own space rockets using fruit - they were delicious!

Space the final frontier!