Welcome to the Puffins!
Nursery at Pulloxhill
The staff members in the Puffins are Mrs Stevens and Mrs Jephson. Every child will be assigned a keyworker when starting the class.
The children in Puffins are taught through play. They are provided with new learning experiences, in both the indoor and outdoor environment.
The staff in Puffins model for the children, encouraging them to imitate and learn new skills. We nurture positive relationships with our parents, involving them in their child's learning and incorporating children's experiences at home into our learning.
During your child's time with us in Puffins, they will be introduced to counting, colours, shapes, pencil control and many other wonderful new
experiences and new sources of knowledge. We will support them to learn the routines and boundaries of Puffins, encouraging sharing and building
friendships with their peers. The children will be taught self-care skills, such as washing their hands, toileting and putting on their own shoes and coats.
We introduce the children in Puffins to phonics, beginning with learning environmental sounds, for example, animal noises, aeroplanes in the sky, etc. As we progress through the year we will support the children to recognise their own name and some letter sounds.
We strive to make each child's time with us enjoyable to enable them to have a wonderful beginning to their learning journey through our school.
If you are interested in your child attending our nursery please fill in a session preference form and a starting school data sheet. These are available from the Pulloxhill School office.
Autumn Term 2020
The children have done an amazing job coming into the nursery after a long break. We have welcomed back our Puffins and welcomed some new children into nursery, it has been lovely to see all their smiley faces.
This half term we will be learning all about 'Autumn' and 'Myself'.
The children will be exploring autumnal materials, and the changes to our environment, such as leaves changing colour, and falling from the trees. We will investigate autumn colours and how we can mix the colours to create new ones. We will gather autumnal materials from outside and create autumn collages with them.
We will also be learning all about ourselves. We will learn about family, and who our own families are. We will be looking at our faces, and naming our facial features. The children will experiment with various malleable materials and art activities to create their own faces.
This half term the Puffin class have been learning about 'Festivals' and 'Toys'.
The children enjoyed learning about Fireworks, Remembrance Day and Diwali. We explore creating different marks for fireworks by flicking paint to create our own fireworks sky. Puffins also made beautiful poppies for Remembrance day by sponge printing, as well as taking part in a two minute silence to remember the soldiers. The children have loved exploring Diwali, we created our own clay Diwas and rice Rangoli patterns. The puffins have learned the story of Rama and Sita and enjoyed recalling the story using puppets. We also enjoyed a yummy Diwali feast trying some new foods.
Puffin class have also been looking at Toys. The children really enjoyed taking part in show and tell, showing their friends their favourite toys from home. We have explored old toys, learning how to play games such as hop scotch and even made even made our own jack in a box, as well as looking at modern toys.
The children had lots of fun learning about 2D shapes, they took part in a shape hunt looking for shapes in the classroom and creating our own shape books.
Spring Term 2021