Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

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

01274 832123


As Nursery and Reception are a combined class this year we will be known as the 'Saplings'. Information regarding both classes can be found below. 


Class Teacher: Miss Bull    Nursey Nurse: Miss Riley   EYFS practitioner: Mrs Sergeant

 Remember if you need to contact us please use our class email:

The children will be bringing their lines home for the Nativity- A Bundle of Joy.

Please try and practise these with your child as part of their homework. 

Thank you!

Hedgehog visit- Luna the Hedgehog


Autumn 2 in Nursery Class 

Our class topic this term is 'Let's Celebrate'.

Our topic books are 'Elmer and Giraffes Can't Dance' .

Important information:

P.E- Fridays with Reception commencing the 12th of November 2021.

Our Learning 

In maths, the children had a picnic with the class bears. They were thinking about large and small objects and sorting them for the large and small bear.

Click here to access the Nursery Activity Passport

Pictures of the children completing the activities can be emailed. 




Autumn 2 in Reception Class

Our class topic this term is 'What else lives in Denholme?'. 

Our topic books are 'The Very Helpful Hedgehog, Owl Babies and The Christmas Story'.

Important information:

P.E- Fridays

Reading books- changed on a Monday (Please ensure that the children's reading records are signed).

Library books- changed on a Friday. 

Our Learning 


The children are learning phase 2 at the moment and are beginning to blend to words. The children have also started participating in their early reading group reading, three times a week. 

Reading books 

Reading books will be changed once a week on a Monday and this book is for home use only. The book will not be changed unless a note has been made in the reading record to say that the book has been read.


Our topic this half term is 'What else lives in Denholme?'  We have been reading The Very Helpful Hedgehog. In the story, something falls onto Isaac the Hedgehog. The children have been predicting what they think it could be, such as a conker, a pine cone or a branch. The children have been using their phonics knowledge to support them hearing some of the phonemes (sounds) in their words. As part of the this topic we will be receiving a visit from some indoor hedgehogs. We are very excited!


In maths the children have been thinking about representing and comparing the numbers 1,2 and 3. 


Reception class will be having P.E on a Friday afternoon as of the 17th of September. The children will not be getting changed for P.E and instead we are asking that they wear a pair of black jogging bottoms and their normal school polo-shirt and jumper to school on their P.E days. Sturdy black shoes or trainers are also needed on this day. 


Children will spend time in our outdoor classroom everyday.  Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for outdoor play - warm clothes for the winter, waterproof coats for the rain and a sunhat (and sun cream) in the summer.



In Reception Class we ask that you try and listen to your child read daily and record this in their reading record. It is also important that you also read to your child. 

Homework will be sent out on Friday the 8th of October so please check your children's bags for their folder.

Click here to access the Reception Activity Passport 

Pictures of the children completing the activities can be emailed.