Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Blossoming Bluebells

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We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!




We are Readers and Writers


This term we are learning the Julia Donaldson books. 

We will learn how to sequence and order parts of a story, find and create rhyming words and explore repetitive phases within a book. 


We Will use photos, symbols, clicker and colourful semantics to write labels and sentences. 





We are Mathematicians


This term in maths we will explore coins and their value, time and sharing concrete objects into groups. 


Time, we will be able to tell the time to the hour, half past, quarter to and quarter past. 


Coins, we will be able to explore the colour size and shop of different coins, shop with coins understanding their value, be able to make quantities with different coins.


Sharing, we will be able to share objects around the group, understanding when we have to many or not enough.




We are Scientists 


This term we are learning all about the weather and changes in our environment. 


We will be able to identify different seasons, months and days.

We will understand different weathers and the changes around us these create.



We are Artists 

Look at the targets

we have achieved!  

Phonics in Bluebells


At Glade Hill we teach phonics using the ‘Little Wandle’ (previously ‘Letters and Sounds’) systematic synthetic phonics scheme. This systematic approach teaches our children to use synthetic phonics as a strategy to support them in becoming fluent readers and confident writers. This rigorous approach is adopted throughout school to ensure consistency and progression, including in our Nurture groups.


Children in Bluebells are taught daily discrete phonics lessons and are encouraged to apply their knowledge. For some children this is part of a small group and for others is 1:1. The children also receive precision teaching of tricky words. For some children, their reading books are supplemented with the use of Makaton signs and symbols. This is a specialist approach advised by outside agencies including Speech and Language Therapists and the Nottingham City Learning Support Team.

Here is a link to the main school 'Phonics' page:

We have some new pets! 

Gracie and her family kindly gifted our class some pet guinea pigs, We have named them Ant and Dec. The children adore them and it’s been a lovely addition to our class, teaching us all how to care for pets and show kindness.  

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