Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Acorn clipart. Free download transparent .PNG | Creazilla         Welcome to Acorn Class

Teacher: Mrs Pierce (Friday)  Nursery Nurse: Miss Riley  Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sergeant

Don't forget to add your photographs to Tapestry! 

Our Learning

In Nursery your child will learn through a combination of structured and free play. Activities may include playing in the sand, listening to stories, painting, drawing, building with construction blocks and making things with play dough, doing jigsaws and puzzles as well as singing songs. Your child will learn early literacy and maths skills and develop their social and communication skills.  Our learning takes place both indoors and outdoors.  


Spring Term 1

This half term our topic is 'Once Upon a Rhyme'.  Our learning will be based on a range of traditional stories and rhymes. 

The Gingerbread Man (Picture Books): Lesley Sims:  9781409531661: Books         100 Favourite Nursery Rhymes | Usborne | Be Curious

 We will also be learning about how people celebrate Chinese New Year

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We have lots of exciting learning and experiences planned for the children based around these themes. 

We will share these with you on this webpage and also on Tapestry.


Independence Skills

The children in Nursery are working hard to develop their independence skills; such as putting on and taking off their own coats and shoes. We hope parents and carers will continue to help by giving children lots of opportunities to practise at home and encourage children to tidy away their things when they have finished playing with them. 

 Mark Making


Children in Nursery practice mark making and writing their names daily in preparation for Reception.  We begin to do this by encouraging mark making on a large and small scale, using scissors and manipulating materials and media such as stickers and threading beads. The outdoor area is also used to work on a larger scale and to develop core muscles that are essential for handwriting. We then look and talk about the shapes in our letters, feeling the movements that are made when writing, tracing shapes and beginning to form letters.

  As children begin to write their names we explore and discuss the sounds in their own name.