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
Tuesday 12th December - Nativity concert
Thursday 21st December - Santa's grotto event
Friday 22nd December - Christmas party and last day of term
Monday 8th January - School open after the Christmas holiday
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 moved into October, the children have been learning about autumn and harvest. We have been on a walk in the local park to look for signs of autumn.. 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 have also shared 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.
After the half term holiday the children took part in our whole school 'Space' week. Our story focus for this week was 'Whatever Next' - a story about a bear who travels to the moon. Please ask if you would like to borrow a copy to share at home.
In November the children enjoyed finding out about the Hindu festival of Diwali - The Festival of Light. We shared the story of Rama and Sita using a shadow puppet show. We made our own divas - small clay pots for candles. The children also used 2D shapes to make their own rangoli patterns using coloured sand.
Spring Term 2018
When the children return to school after Christmas we will be finding out about winter - exploring what the weather is like, how things are changing outside and reading lots of winter stories. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a little snow!! Why not share some winter stories with your child? we have some in our library for you to borrow. Some of our favourites in school are 'The Snowman', 'Snowbears', 'One Snowy Night' and 'Buster Keeps Warm'.
We will also be taking part in the whole school poetry week. Watch this space for more information.
In February we will be finding out about Chinese New Year - celebrated on Friday 16th February this year.