Armley Park Primary School


Welcome to the Nursery Class Page!


Class Teacher: Miss Jackson

Support Staff: Miss Murphy and Mrs Billbrough

Email: [email protected]


We hope you enjoy looking at our class page. We will update this regularly throughout the year with photographs of what we have been doing and also with key information which you may find useful. If you have any questions, please contact the class teacher who will be able to help. 

Have a look around our Nursery!

What are we learning about this year?

Learning at Home


Please see the information below about how you can help with learning at home. If you need any advice or support, please contact the class teacher. 

16th July 2021 - Nursery's star of the week is Joseph! He is so enthusiastic towards his learning and always comes into Nursery with a huge smile on his face! Well done Joseph!

Early Years Sports Day 13th July 2021 - Take a look at some pictures and videos from our Sports Day. The children all took part and showed great sportsmanship by cheering on each other. Well done everyone!


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9th July 2021 - Nursery's star of the week is Amelialilly! She has settled into full time Nursery like a little superstar, she also has a great sense of humour and love to make us all laugh! Well done :)

w/c 5th July 2021 - Nursery have been on a bear hunt this week! We have listened to the story, joined in, had a hunt around our Nature Garden and most importantly...built a huge cave for the bear! We all worked together well, discussing the cave, thinking about what we needed and built the best cave ever! We even had our snack sat inside the cave!

2nd July 2021 - Star of the week is Abigail. She has been joining in a lot more and really trying to use her words to communicate to others. Writer of the week is Skyla, she drew a great picture of a whale! Well done girls.

w/c 28th June 2021 - Nursery have been very busy this week. We have been retelling the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' using props in the classroom. We have also been working with Reception to build some dens outside. We used lots of different materials and equipment to build them. Lot's of team work and sharing ideas was going on. Great work! Have you ever built a den at home?

25th June 2021 - We had 2 stars of the week for Nursery! Lily and Molly for being more independent in changing their shoes, well done girls!

w/c 21st June - Patterns, patterns, patterns! This week we have been learning all about repeating patterns. We used lots of different resources to continue and create repeating patterns. Can you make a pattern with toys in your house?

w/c 14th June 2021 - This week in Nursery we have been looking at more shapes, naming them and using them to make pictures. We made some great dragons from the story Room on the Broom. We also planted some bean seeds for our Dad's and Grandad's for Father's Day this Sunday. Lots of fine motor development too with cutting and mark making happening all around!

11th June 2021 - Star of the week in Nursery is Alan. Alan is becoming more confident in his Nursery routines and beginning to build some relationships too. Nursery's writer of the week is Sapphire, she made lots of lovely marks and wrote her name. Well done to the both of you!

w/c 7th June 2021 - Welcome back to all our Nursery children, we hope you all had a lovely half term. Our topic this half term is 'We're going on an adventure..." The first story we are using is 'Room ono the Broom.' We have also been exploring lots of shapes as well. What shapes can you see around you? A big hello to our new friends Skyla and Joseph. They have both settled in really well and are smiley members of the class!

21st May 2021 - Peony is Nursery's writer of the week! She is always writing, drawing and making marks! You're a little superstar Peony, well done!

W/C 17th May 2021 - Nursery set their butterflies free this week! All 5 of them flew away and landed on the tree in our garden, let's hope they lay some eggs and we can have lots of caterpillars crawling around. Lot's of mark making in Nursery too and working together to create a huge painting masterpiece!

14th May 2021 - Star of the week - Dylan for being an all round superstar! Dylan tries hard in all that he does and always makes his teachers proud. Well done!

W/C 10th May 2021 - This week in Nursery we have been busy doing lots of mark making, even when it rains, a huge puddle is a great learning experience!

7th May 2021 - Our star of the week is Jordan! Jordan has been naming different British Wildlife and talking about them too, well done Jordan!

W/C 3rd May 2021 - We now have chrysalis' in Nursery! We watched the caterpillars eat and grown until they crawled to the top of the cup and began creating their cocoon! We had the special job of placing the chrysalis into the butterfly garden as they get ready to make another transformation! As we are talking about British Wildlife in Nursery, we explored our garden to look for signs of animals. Have you seen any wildlife in your garden?

A huge thank you to Ken, his brother David and his friend Clive for donating this amazing wendy house to Early Years. It has been such a huge hit and the children (and adults!) love it. Also a huge thank you to a very kind neighbour of Miss Muphy's who has knitted lots of colorful mice for us to use as props in Nursery rhymes and for counting. Donations like these are greatly received and have a great impact on the children's learning and development.

30th April 2021 - Eva is our star of the week! She was able to remember and use the word 'cocoon' correctly to talk about the changes that happen to a caterpillar, well done Eva!

W/C 26th April 2021 - This week our caterpillars arrived in Nursery! We were so excited to have them in our classroom and we have been reading books, watching videos on the internet and exploring areas of provision to find out as much as we can. We are looking forward to the next stage in the life cycle of a caterpillar. We have been mixing paint to create the colour green. We painted a paper plate and we will be making a large caterpillar out of them once they are dry!

W/C 19th April - It has been a very busy first week back in Nursery. We have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and are eagerly awaiting our very own caterpillars to be delivered! Nursery have 2 stars of the week, Ava-Grace and Dennison. Ava-Grace always has a smile on her face and is such a lovely member of Nursery and Dennison has been a kind friend looking after our newest children - a huge well done to both of you. We have also welcomed 4 new friends in Nursery this week, please join me in saying a big hello to Lucas, Marek, Miriam and Erin. You are going to have the BEST time in our Nursery!

W/C 29th March 2021 - Wishing you all a Happy Easter!! Have a lovely break, looking forward to seeing you all back in school on the 19th April :)

W/C 22nd March 2021 - Sack race! Early Years LOVED the sack race that Miss Jackson brought into school!

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More sack race fun!

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More sack race fun!

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W/C 22nd March 2021 - A lovely week in Nursery, taste testing lots of different vegetables and talking about what we like and don't like. Lots of role play in the building area, do you like the car we made? Now the weather is getting a little warmer, we are exploring more provision outside.

How many little hands does it take to plant some seeds?!

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Nursery and Reception all wanted to plant some pea seeds after talking about how vegetables grow. We talked about what seeds need to grow and introduced new vocabulary such as 'compost'.


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W/C 15th March 2021 - This week has been a very busy one in Nursery! We have welcomed a new friend to our class and had some more friends visit before they start after Easter. We have been looking at vegetables and uses our senses to explore them. Lots of mark making too on the easel and the floor. Do you have a favourite vegetable?

W/C 8th March - WELCOME BACK!! What a lovely first week back at school. It's been great to see everyone again. In Nursery we have been planting sunflower seeds for Mother's Day, working with numbers 1-3, mark making and playing in the cafe role-play. Here are some pictures of our week:

A Christmas wish from Early Years!

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Week 6 - 14th December 2020 - This week has been filled with lots of fun Christmassy things. We had our Christmas party, Christmas dinner, singing songs, crafts and even a surprise visit from Santa! We're really excited for Christmas, have a fun and safe break!

Jingle Bells!

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11th December 2020 - Christmas Jumper Day - Check out our Christmas jumpers we wore to help raise money for Save the Children.

Week 3 - 16th November 2020 - In Nursery this week we have been singing lots of number songs and rhymes and talking about how the amount changes when something is added or taken away. We used 5 frames too to help us with counting objects to 5.

Week 2 - 9th November 2020 - Nursery have been making their own rainbows for Science week! We used skittles and hot water to see how a rainbow is created, we were very excited! Nursery also learnt about Remembrance Day. After watching a video and completing the national 2 minute silence, we made our own Poppies. Each one is unique and they all look amazing on the display in the entrance area of school.

Week 1 - 2nd November 2020 - This week in Nursery we have been using shapes to help us talk about size and shape names. We even made our own circles using pipe cleaners! We are learning that shapes are everywhere and all around us if we look close enough. What shapes can you see near you now?

Week 7 - 19th October 2020. This week has been a focus week to promote children's talking, thinking and reasoning. Early Years had a box delivered and all week we have been discussing whether to open the box or not. Lots of new vocabulary was introduced and the children had some very interesting ideas as to what could be inside. We voted and the majority wanted it opened and good job as it was a present from Christopher Pumpkin! We had some milkshakes, yummy marshmallows and a little Halloween party! Have a great half term, see you all next week!

Week 6 - 12th October 2020. Another busy week in Nursery! Lots of activities to make our hands and fingers strong, singing and using the movement area we even had time to draw some portraits of Miss Jackson!

Week 5 5th October 2020 - Lots of mark making and counting this week for Nursery. Our hands are becoming stronger everyday!

Week 4 - Maths. This week we have been singing lots of number songs and beginning to count objects up to 5.

Week 2 14th September 2020


This week in Early Years we have welcomed some new friends into our school. 4 new children have joined us in Reception and 2 new children have joined our Nursery. They have settled in well and are beginning to enjoy making lots of new experiences.

We have spent a lot of time outside and making the most of the lovely weather. Outside we have been developing our gross motor skills through climbing, digging, dancing, using the bikes and being in the large sand pit.

All children have drawn a person as part of their fine motor initial assessment this week. We redo them every half term and it's a great way to see their progress over the year.

Next week we will be talking about our families, who lives in our house and what we celebrate.

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Nursery September 2020

Our first week in Nursery and Reception