Nursery at Queen’s Hill Primary School offers an engaging and nurturing environment for each child to learn and flourish. Our goal is to instill a ‘Passion for Learning’ that will continue throughout pupils' lives by providing stimulating lessons, enquiry-based learning opportunities and a child-centred approach to help children develop their own love of learning.
We believe that each and every child has the right to achieve and in the Early Years we seek to develop this at every stage. Our purpose built Nursery classroom and outdoor area provide a rich environment in which the children can learn through their play and children are able to access our large outdoor area on a free-flow basis every day. A balance of adult-directed and child-initiated learning ensures that children make progress across all areas of their learning and development.
Queen’s Hill Nursery is a 52 place Early Years setting for 3 and 4 year olds (26 per session). We run a morning session (8.30am – 11.30am) and an afternoon session (12.00 noon – 3pm) for 3 hours per session. The provision is available from Monday to Friday, during term time.
At Queen’s Hill Primary School we see education as a partnership between the home and school. We use Tapestry, an ‘online learning journal’ which enables you to see photographs, videos and written observations of the activities your child does at school. Good relationships between parents and staff are valued and there are frequent opportunities for parents to come in and share what their child has been doing.
Our amazing teaching team have been painting self-portraits after school today for our Colours of Queen’s Hill art project. They’ll be going on display in the main entrance next week. The Colours of Queen’s Hill is a wonderful art project for our whole-school community, where everyone will be creating their own self-portrait to celebrate individuality … Read more
I am delighted to inform you that we have retained our ‘good’ judgement by Ofsted in our recent inspection. There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes, and I am thrilled that the dedication of our staff and pupils has been recognised. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating everyone who … Read more
We have had an amazing day across the school as we celebrated the King’s coronation. Children designed coronation t-shirts, Year 3 and 4 students created coronation puppets in their Forest School sessions, and our lunchtime staff, with the help of council, put on a delicious lunchtime picnic, complete with crown biscuits. A feast fit for … Read more
In Nursery, we have been learning about Spring. Lots of the children had a go at painting daffodils. We talked about the colours and how to hold our paint brush to help us to be good painters.
To mark the end of world book week, Miss Hicks organised for local author, Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward, to join our school for the day. He visited all of the classrooms today, to read his story and inspire others to write their own book. Nigel’s books: Freddie’s Impossible Dream and What’s That? were illustrated by his son … Read more
This week, Nursery found some strange footprints in the classroom which led outside. We discussed who they might belong to and what the creature might look like.
This week, we have been exploring playdough inside and outside. We have been inspired by St Valentine’s Day and created hearts and cakes.
This week, Nursery have enjoyed colour mixing in the mud kitchen. “Wow, it’s turning orange”.
Today we hosted our very first whole-school workshare. Thank you to parents and carers for coming along and helping to celebrate all of our pupils’ amazing learning so far! We will be hosting a work-share towards the end of each half-term. We will keep everyone updated with future dates in our monthly school newsletter.