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)
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.
*After the February holiday we will also be adding some jigsaws and games to our library for you to borrow each week.*
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.
Spring Term 2018
When the children returned to school after Christmas we enjoyed finding out about winter - exploring what the weather is like, how things are changing outside and reading lots of winter stories. We even had 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'.
After the February half term holiday we will be joining in with the whole school book week. In Nursery we will be sharing the story 'Owl Babies'.
You can borrow a copy of the book from us to share at home or you can watch this short video on you tube...
After book week we will be talking about a very special person in our families... our Mums! We will be making cards to celebrate Mother's Day. We will then be talking about all the jobs our Mums do to help to look after us... finding out why our Mums are so special. Some baby dolls will be arriving in our home corner so we can pretend to be Mum and Dads and look after our new arrivals!
Spring Farm Visit
On Tuesday 20th April we have some very exciting visitors to Nursery. A selection of different farm animals will be coming to school to meet us! Lambs, goats, chicks, rabbits.... all coming to visit us at Pinders Primary School! We will even have a go at feeding the lambs! It will be a fantastic experience for all the children and will link to our topics in class (Spring and 'The Very Busy Spider' - a story set on a farm). You should all have received a letter about the visit, detailing the cost etc. Please speak to your child's key person if you have any questions.
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.