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, Miss Twigg and Miss Shea :)
World Book Day 2022!
What an amazing World Book Day we had in Nursery! We listened to and were learning about the book 'Elmer' by David McKee.  This book teaches us to always be ourselves as we are all special and there is no point disguising our true selves. Elmer is very special just like each one of us. We expressed our enjoyment for the story through lots of different exciting activities, including designing our own Elmer's, making elephants in the playdough area and even making Elmer biscuits! David McKee wrote lots of books in the Elmer series and we enjoyed listening to some of the others at story times throughout the day, including 'Elmer on Stilts' and 'Elmer and the Lost Teddy'. Have a look at the pictures below!
World Book Day 2022!

Children's Mental Health Week 2022-

Growing Together and Dress to Express

The theme to this year's Children's Mental Health Week was 'Growing Together'. To mark this, we listened to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar who starts as a caterpillar and grows into a beautiful butterfly. We really enjoyed listening to the story and seeing the butterfly come out of the cocoon at the end! We reflected on how we have all grown since we started Nursery in September, both physically and mentally. We decortaed our own butterflies and thought about what we are good at and what we can do now that we maybe couldn't do before. Have a look at the pictures below.
Children's Mental Health Week- Growing Together and Dress to Express
                        Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year 2022! It is the year of the Tiger! We have been learning lots about Chinese New Year in Nursery. We have heard how people prepare for Chinese New Year and also how they celebrate it; with different foods, decorations and traditions. In Nursery, we have tried some Chinese food. We even had a go using chopsticks which are quite tricky to use! have a look at the pictures below!
Chinese New year 2022


                                         Nursery's Trip to Middleton Railway on The Santa Train!


Nursery had a very excitng afternoon out at Middleton Railway on the special 'Santa Train'. We hopped on board and in no time we could hear sleigh bells and see Santa walking down the platform. He came and spoke to each one of us and asked us if he thinks we should be on the nice list! Then, he gave us all a Christmas present. We are so lucky! We had an amazing time and it definitley got us feeling the Christmas spirit!

As we come to the end of our first half term in Nursery, it is lovely to reflect back on how far we have all come in just six weeks! We have become a wonderful family and it has been amazing getting to know each other, learning and having fun! One of our main topics this half term was 'All About Me' and we finished this off this week by decorating our own smiley face biscuits! Have a look at the pictures below. We also planted our own bulbs just in time as they will hopefully start growing in time to become special presents for our families at Christmas time. What a busy final week of the half term! Have a lovely break everyone and thank you for your continued support. 
Black History Month
October is Black History Month and each class in school has been learning about a historical black figure to gain a better understanding of the importance. In Nursery, we have been learning the song 'One Love' by Bob Marley and read this lovely book too. Have a look at the video below and sing along! We have thought about how we are all different and unique in many ways but this is amazing! We all should all love and care for each other in just the same way! This links well with this year's theme of 'Proud to be...'. Why are you, proud to be you?
Colour of the Week 18.10.21 - Red!

Our 'Colour of the week' this week has been red! We have had a lovely week doing lots of exciting activities and even dressed in red on Wednesday too. This also linked beautifully into Dyslexia Awareness Month which we celebrated as a school on Thursday; meaning we wore red for a second day for 'Go Red for Dyslexia Day'! The colour red can have many negative connotations but we are trying to change that and make it a colour to be proud of! Have a look at some pictures below.

Colour of the Week 11.10.21- Yellow!

In Nursery, every week, we are celebrating a different colour. This is called our 'Colour of the Week'. Our first colour is yellow and we marked the occasion by having a 'Yellow Day' where we all wore yellow clothing and did lots of yellow themed activities. We found yellow objects from around our classroom and then sorted the 'yellow' and 'not yellow' objects from the feely bag.