Welcome to the class page for Nursery.
At Pinders Primary School we call the children in our Nursery 'Cubs'.
On this page you will find information about our class and details about all the exciting things we are learning in school.
Don't forget to also look us up on Twitter... we try to put photographs on a couple of times each week.
Nursery Session Times
We offer 15 hours of early years education each week, spread across 5 morning sessions.
Session times - 8.45am - 11.45am
Mrs Catherine Somerfield - Nursery teacher
Mrs Carole Wilby - Nursery nurse
Mrs Michelle Handley - Nursery nurse (Fridays only)
Dates for you Diary
Monday 11th September - Nursery open after the summer break
Wednesday 27th September - Autumn walk
Friday 29th September - Macmillan coffee morning
Thursday 19th October - Nursery parent consultations
Friday 20th October - Last day of half term
The Library in Nursery will be up and running in the first week back. Please take time to help your child pick a book that they would like to read at home. You can borrow books every week and bring them back to swap every Tuesday. Your child will each have their own reading passport, where we will keep a record of all the different books you have shared with your child.
If you've any questions or if you would like to be involved in helping to run our library please speak to your child's key person.
What do we learn about in Nursery?
At Pinders Primary School we have developed our own long term plan, outlining the different topics we will base our learning around each half term. Alongside this we also teach discrete phonics and maths sessions. A big part of the learning in Nursery is based around the children's interests. Please see below for some recent examples of how we have incorporated the children's interests into our learning at school.
Autumn Term 2017
At the start of the autumn term the children in Nursery have spent the first few weeks getting to know each other, the teachers and our new classroom. The teachers have shared 'Marvellous Me' boxes - a box filled with lots of different objects to tell the children a little about themselves. We have also been talking about our 3 classroom rules and we created a piece of art on a canvas to show that we all agree to follow our rules.
As we move into October, the children will be learning about autumn and harvest. We will be going on a walk in the local area to look for signs of autumn on Wednesday 27th September (please let us know if you are able to join us). Why not take your child out for a walk too? Can you find any conkers or acorns? Talk about what's happening to the leaves on the trees as the weather turns colder. We will be sharing a story called 'The Enormous Turnip'. Why not visit Wakefield library with your child to borrow the book to share at home or speak to your child's key person if you would like to borrow a copy from school.
Our Early Years' Garden
Pinders, Pinders, how does your garden grow? With a little bit of help from Mrs Wilby, the children were busy planting vegetables in the spring term ready to harvest in the autumn. On your way into school, please spend a few minutes looking at our vegetable garden with your child. What do you think is growing? You should be able to spot turnips, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and sweetcorn!