Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Class Information

Our Ethos for Learning

We offer an engaging and creative curriculum which encourages independent thinking, enquiring minds and enjoyment for learning both inside and outdoors.

The nursery routines, adult interactions and areas of provision inside and outdoors support children to develop their relationships with others, develop their physical skills and increase their knowledge and skills in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, literacy, maths, understanding the world and creative development.  Stories, mathematical knowledge and understanding and the natural world lie at the core of teaching and learning, promoting curiosity, deepening understanding and supporting the growth of knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

Personal, social and emotional development underpins all teaching and learning and is explicitly taught with adult modelling, high expectations for behaviour and relationships with peers and adults in nursery/school.  Focus lessons like circle time, turn taking during discussions, expectations for how children work and play are all part of our learning journey to develop children's personal, social and emotional development, characteristics of effective learning and understanding of the world.


Our curriculum includes ambitious plans for children based on our knowledge of what they need to know in order to be ready for school.  Developing essential skills and effective learning behaviours helps children to love learning and succeed.

We follow the Early Years framework; the long term plans detail our themes for learning across the curriculum.  We teach children to share their ideas for learning and to talk about their interests.  This informs our planning and ensures the children engage well in their learning.




Home Reading and Writing

At Primrose Hill we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and oracy.  A key priority is nurturing a love for reading for all children.  We share stories throughout each day and encourage acting out events in stories through role play and small world play with toys.  'Reading' pictures, using the language of stories, talking about events in stories and developing an awareness of letters and words all support the development of essential knowledge and skills for reading,

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children are engaged and take pride in their writing.  In nursery writing begins with exploration of mark making tools and developing confidence to make marks, create drawings and art work and begin to learn how to write letters and words. Children's knowledge and experience of stories supports early writing development as stories create purposes for drawing, and words on the page support children's curiosity about letters and words.

We recognise the valuable contribution parents make to their child’s reading development. Children in nursery are able to borrow books from the lending library in the nursery entrance.  We encourage children to bring in stories from home for us to share during our drop everything and read sessions.  We also encourage the sharing of your reading time at home via your child's online journal on Tapestry.


Contact Mrs Alderson if you have any questions.

Key Worker Role in Nursery

The nursery teachers oversee teaching, learning and assessment for all children.  All nursery staff play key roles in supporting children’s development as they work and play throughout the nursery learning environments. 

For further information about key worker roles, please see the document below and refer to the information provided in your child's Tapestry account.