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Welcome to Nursery!

2018-2019

 

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), Miss Walker, Mrs Holdsworth, Miss Millard, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Hustwick, Mrs Moore and Mrs Alderson.
 

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 - Stories


Please keep checking for new photos of our learning!

 

 
Shape Christmas Trees W/C 10-12-18

This week in nursery we enjoyed completing a maths challenge which involved matching shapes to the spaces on a Christmas tree. We used glue to attach the shapes and then talked about the shapes we had used.

Shape Christmas Trees W/C 10-12-18
Christmas Activities! W/C 03-12-18 and W/C 10-12-18

Over the last couple of weeks in nursery we have been thinking about Christmas and what we do at Christmas time to celebrate. To help us prepare for this special festival we have enjoyed writing letters to Santa.

Christmas Activities! W/C 03-12-18 and W/C 10-12-18
Throwing challenge outdoors W/C 03-12-18

This week in nursery we have enjoyed practicing our throwing skills in the outdoor classroom. We threw bean bags into buckets and counted how many landed inside. Then we recorded the total with tally marks.

Throwing challenge outdoors W/C 03-12-18
DT Super Learning Day 30-11-18

Today in nursery we took part in a challenge linked to our Design Technology Super Learning Day; to make a puppet inspired from a book called Where the Wild Things Are. We were helped to make the outline of our puppets by drawing around our hands and then we placed collage materials onto them.

DT Super Learning Day 30-11-18
Physical Development W/C 19-11-18

This week in nursery we have been developing our gross motor skills in the outdoor classroom. We have been learning how to move freely and confidently in a range of ways. For example, crawling, jumping, balancing, climbing, hopping and running. We have had so much fun completing the obstacle course - we really like it when the teachers make it more challenging for us!

Physical Development W/C 19-11-18
Fluffy turns 4! W/C 19-11-18

This week in nursery we have been busy preparing for Fluffy's fourth birthday (22-11-18). We made birthday cards and a birthday cake for him and then when the day came we surprised him with a party! We had so much fun at his party - Fluffy did too.

Fluffy turns 4! W/C 19-11-18
Children in Need. 16-11-18

Today, dressed in our sporty clothes for Children in Need, we completed an obstacle course in the outdoor classroom. We had lots of fun completing it and look forward to accessing it again next week!

Children in Need. 16-11-18
Anti-Bullying Week. W/C 12-11-18

This week, as part of Anti-Bullying week, we have been talking about what makes us different and how we should use our kind hands. On Monday we wore odd socks to celebrate how everybody is different!

Anti-Bullying Week. W/C 12-11-18
The Gingerbread Man. W/C 12-11-18

This week in nursery we have really enjoyed using character props to retell the story of The Gingerbread Man. We really got into role and towards the end of the week we were retelling it independently.

The Gingerbread Man. W/C 12-11-18
Remembrance Day 2018 (11-11-18)

Over the last few days in nursery (W/C 05-11-18) we have noticed that lots of people have been wearing a special flower called a poppy. We discussed the reasons we wear poppies, "To help us remember those brave people who looked after us and who continue to look after us" and made some poppy biscuits. We also contributed to the Armistice Day Centenary in main school by painting our bottle lids red and black to resemble a poppy.

Remembrance Day 2018 (11-11-18)
Bonfire Night and Diwali. W/C 05/11/18

This week in nursery we celebrated Bonfire Night and Diwali. We talked about our own first-hand experiences of Bonfire Night and made bonfire and firework pictures. We also learnt that during Diwali, special clay lamps called Divas are lit and Rangoli patterns are drawn outside peoples homes. We celebrated Diwali by receiving special treats from our friend Svara and we played party games.

Bonfire Night and Diwali. W/C 05/11/18
Where in the world is Wally? W/C 22/10/18

We enjoyed receiving a postcard from Wally each day. We worked together to identify where he had been and explored some of these locations in small groups. Monday - Asda (Wally kindly helped transform our role play area outdoors into our very own Asda), Tuesday - Orchard and Wildlife Garden, Wednesday - Adventure Playground and KS1 Playground, Thursday - Pudsey Park and Friday - Pudsey Leisure Centre. We had such a busy, fun week in nursery but unfortunately we didn't find Wally!

Where in the world is Wally? W/C 22/10/18
Shapes everywhere! W/C 15/10/18

Over the past couple of weeks in nursery we have enjoyed learning about shapes. We categorised everyday objects by shape in the outdoor classroom and sorted 2D shapes in the maths area indoors. We have also spent time completing shape games on the interactive whiteboard and the computers.

Shapes everywhere! W/C 15/10/18
What does early writing look like in nursery? W/C 08/10/18

Early writing also known as 'mark making', is the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. This may be on a piece of paper, on the floor, outside in the garden or on object or surface. This week in nursery we have enjoyed mark making on paper with pencils and felt tip pens. Some of us have also spent time making marks on the Interactive White Board (2Paint). Miss Fitzpatrick has been encouraging us to really think about what we are doing and she has been asking us lots of open questions to find out more about what we are doing/have done.

What does early writing look like in nursery? W/C 08/10/18
Science Super Learning Day (SLD). 01/10/18

As part of the whole school Science SLD we explored the forces we could exert on objects and each other. We talked about what the words 'push' and 'pull' meant and then completed three different activities - We joined hands and rocked forwards and backwards whilst singing popular nursery rhymes. We moved up and down on a see-saw and we re-enacted the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'.

Science Super Learning Day (SLD). 01/10/18
Autumn leaves are falling down! W/C 24/09/18

This week in nursery we began to notice that the weather had changed. We talked about autumn and spent time exploring conkers, conker shells and pinecones. Some of us also went on a leaf hunt. Miss Fitzpatrick filled a tray with crunchy coloured leaves and we practiced our counting skills whilst we played in them.

Autumn leaves are falling down! W/C 24/09/18
Our families. W/C 17/09/18

This week in nursery we have enjoyed talking about our families. We spent time in the playdough area making models of the people we live with. We also had a go at drawing pictures of the people that are special to us.

Our families. W/C 17/09/18
Self-portraits. W/C 10/09/18

This week in nursery, some of us have had a go at painting self-portraits. We looked in a mirror and talked about what we could see. This included the shape and colour of our facial features and the things that we have that our friends don't have. For example, some of our friends have curly hair and some of them have straight hair. Then we selected the paint we thought we needed to paint our pictures. The teachers taught us how to hold a paintbrush and how to paint simple shapes.

Self-portraits. W/C 10/09/18
Our first week back. W/C 04/09/18

We have loved our first week back at nursery! We have been busy bees indoors and outdoors, exploring the new resources and activities. During the week, we read a story called 'Hands are not for hitting'. We talked lots about what we use our hands for and have learnt that we use kind hands when we are at nursery.

Our first week back. W/C 04/09/18