Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to the Hucklow Nursery
Located offsite at:
441 Firth Park Road
So far our Nursery children have made an excellent start settling in at Hucklow, every child has had a change be that a new classroom, new session times, new key worker or being totally new to the setting. Changes can be challenging and scary, however they have all been amazing and we are very proud if the start they have made.
Our topic this first Autumn half-term will be ‘Magical me’ finding out about ourselves and all the things that make us special. After the half-term holidays we will be exploring and experiencing the different types of weather on a daily basis. We will be spending a lot of time learning all about Nursery and the routines of the sessions. We will be meeting new friends and learning to play together. We will be practicing taking turns and sharing and learning where all our toys belong in our classrooms so we can be super at tidying up. We will be learning to put our own coats on and even trying to fasten them. We will be working on our big and small scale movements (climbing, jumping, balancing, threading, cutting, using small tools) because this will help our brains develop and help us learn as well as we can when we start big school.
The curriculum in Foundation Stage has seven areas:-
Three prime areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Four Specific Areas:
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Our Nursery children do most of their learning through play, supported by our wonderful Nursery staff team and the areas of learning are rarely taught in isolation. There is plenty of time for children to explore their own interests as well as try new things. We encourage them to talk about their thoughts and ideas and begin to ask and try to answer questions. Once they are ready, children will have small group adult lead sessions with a learning focus related to the topic.
Our weekly story sessions will be starting once our children have settled into their new classes, so please keep your eyes peeled for the letter home (after half-term) and come and join your child’s class to explore some exciting and wonderful books. Please see your child’s key worker if you would like more information about this.
Latest Class News
On Wednesday 17th July, Hucklow held their annual Summer Fayre with products made by the children as part of their enterprise learning. Products made ranged from homemade lemonade to Darwin pops (a Year 6 twist on cake pops!) and a range of games and even soak the...
Team work, care and resilience were all in play as the Year 6 children went on a very sunny residential visit to Thornbridge Outdoors in Derbyshire. The children overcame many fears including a fear of heights to make their way around the Sky Ropes and being able to...
It was a case of lights, camera and action for the Year 6's very last performance at Hucklow Primary School. The children superbly pulled together to perform a musical piece on the life of Charles Darwin, Darwin Rocks. With catchy tunes and strong singing...
'A truly amazing performance!' Mrs Bridges, Executive Headteacher of Hucklow declared after watching our Year 4 children put on a very impressive performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Mrs Collins, Year 4 class teacher and director of the performance said that...
As part of our Easter celebrations this year, each year group across school designed and made Easter bonnets. To showcase their bonnets the children had an Easter Bonnet parade with the rest of their year group and a mini disco! From each year group a winner was...
World Book Day 2019 saw some of the most amazing costumes, outfits and wonderfully imaginative story characters being brought to life. Our day started off with a wonderfully arranged assembly by our Reading Lead, Mrs Keown, who gave a quiz and set out the events of...
Red Nose Day at Hucklow is always a fun event. As part of our efforts to raise money for good causes students dressed as members of staff and adults dressed as school children in a role reversal day. In Year 5 and Year 6 the children looked at the story of Farhad, a...
Pirate Day As part of our immersion week on pirates, today we are having a pirate day! We will be attending pirate school to learn everything about being the best pirate. At school we will learn how to dance like a pirate and sing like a pirate. We will learn how to...
To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, each year group in school took part in a number of different activities based around keeping themselves safe online. This years theme for Safer Internet Day was 'Together for a Better Internet'. The year 6's had the opportunity to look...
Year 4 visited the Lyceum Theatre to watch a performance of ‘The Worst Witch’ as part of their current curriculum topic, 'Should Everyone Be Heard?'. It was many children’s first time visiting the theatre and the experience was a highly enjoyable and entertaining one...