St Philips Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SL

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St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

Welcome to Nursery!
On this page you will find all the exciting activities and experiences that are taking place in Nursery. Enjoy having a look through everything we have been learning about. Make sure to keep coming back and checking it! General information is also on display on our notice board in the entrance to Nursery. Class newsletters will also be uploaded on the tab above.

Miss Doran, Miss Nowell and Miss Shea :)

Kings and Queens Day!

We celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III by having a Kings and Queens Day across school. Each class focused on a different past monarch and we all got to dress up as a King, Queen or in red, white and blue. In Nursery, we learnt about the new King and took part in lots of different activities including, making crowns, Coronation wands and crown biscuits. We had a great day!

Planting Magic Beans!

We planted our own magic beans! In Nursery, we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We couldn't believe that we had been sent some of our very own magic beans to plant. We wonder what they will grow into? Will we have our own beanstalks in Nursery?

For Earth Day this year we planted carrot seeds! Each class in school did something different to celebrate this day and think about how we can look after our planet. We all helped to plant the seeds- we started by filling the buckets with soil and gave it a good water. We then sprinkled some seeds onto the soil; carrot seeds are tiny! We then topped it off with some more soil. When the carrots have started to grow we are going to move them into the raised beds in our Nursery garden. We can't wait to watch them grow!

EYFS Lenten 'Wheel-a-thon'!

As part of our Lenten fundraising, Nursery and Reception led a whole school 'Wheel-a-thon'! Each class took it in turns throughout the week to bring their 'wheels' into school and take part in lots of laps around the playground. Our families and friends sponsored us for doing this and we raised lots of money for our Lenten appeal. Thank you everyone for your kind donations! We loved taking part in the 'Wheel-a-thon'!

Super Shapes!

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We went on a shape hunt outside and also decorated our own circle biscuits!

World Book Day 2023

We had an amazing World Book Day in Nursery! Can you guess which book we read?

That's right... it was The Rainbow Fish! Have a look at the pictures below of what we got up to throughout the day. We all dressed in lots of amazing costumes! Our activities continued the next where we were also lucky enough to have Miss Byabagambi, from Year 2,  come and read a story to us too!

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Day is the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. Lent is the time when we prepare for Easter. We talk about this in Nursery and the reason why Pancake Day is celebrated. We all helped to make the pancake mixture. We then got to choose our favourite toppings to put on our own pancake and eat it! Yummy!

Wonderful Winter!

We have been learning all about winter in Nursery. We have looked at the signs of winter including which clothes we should wear. We need to keep warm in winter so we sorted the best clothes for Mr Bear to wear. We also did an investigation with ice! Our toys were frozen inside and we had to work out how to set them free. What would make it melt? We thought to pour water on them and put them in the Sun. We also observed what happened when we put salt on them. 

Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! We have been learning all about the traditions and celebrations linked with Chinese New Year. We did some dancing with the Lion puppet and also had the chance to try some Chinese food. We used chopsticks which are tricky to use! 

Christmas in Nursery!

Have a look at the pictures below of all the festive activities we got up to! The Nursery Christmas performance was a great success! Well done to all the children who were absolutely amazing; we are so proud of you all. 

Santa visited school and we went to see him in his grotto. We also made lots of Christmas decorations, cards and calendars and ate our special Christmas dinner together. It really is the most magical and special time of the year. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and we will see you in the New Year, 2023!

Santa Train at Middleton Railway

On Wednesday 7th December we had a very exciting trip to Middleton Railway to ride on a train and meet Santa! We were all so lucky to receive a present from Santa and we really enjoyed the train ride up towards Middleton Park and back again. 


Advent is the time when we prepare for the birth of Jesus; Christmas. To mark this special time, we made our class Advent wreath together. We chose evergreen leaves to put around the circular oasis and put the five candles around it. There are three purple candles, one pink and one white. We will light a new candle in each week of Advent. The white candle is lit on Christmas day. To prepare for Christmas, we also started to decorate our class Christmas tree. 

Remembrance Day 2022

In Nursery, we marked Remembrance Day with lots of special activities. We started the day with a special Collective Worship to find out what Remembrance Day is. We then thought about people who we would like to remember, like the soldiers who fought in the wars. We placed black stones in the centre of our giant poppy on the carpet as we shared our thoughts. We also decorated our own poppies which then went onto a display in the school hall. We kept busy with lots of other creative tasks including poppy making in the playdough, paper plate poppies in the creative area, practising our fine motor skills and even decorating a poppy biscuit. 

God's Wonderful World

In R.E we have been learning about God's World and everything he created. We listened to the story of creation with props coming out of a special box. We then thought about all the wonderful things that God put on the Earth. We made our own World collage pictures to hang up in Nursery.

Marvellous Me!

This half term, we have been learning all about ourselves. We have talked about how we are all different and have different hair, eyes and skin colours. We looked in a mirror and thought about how we look. We have painted our own self-portraits. They are now displayed proudly on a display in Nursery. 

My First Week in Nursery

What a busy start to the year we have had welcoming all our new friends to Nursery. It was lovely to welcome back children from last year too! Take a look at our first pictures of what we have been getting up to in our first few days in Nursery. We are getting to know each other and our daily routines. We have also already celebrated two birthdays! Happy Birthday to Briar and Tawana who have both turned 4!