Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Robin Class photo gallery


We love to learn about the Seasons and this half term we have been noticing signs of Spring - daffodils, showers, buds, chicks and Easter eggs. We have been learning about life-cycles and were fascinated to observe the frogspawn that Miss Bradshaw and Miss Jardine brought in from their ponds.  We have loved watching the tadpoles swimming around, drawing them and finding out about the different stages of their life-cycle as they change into jumpy frogs.

We're going on a Bear Hunt

This week we were very excited to go on our very own Bear hunt. We put on our wellie boots and waterproof coats and set off on our adventure into the woods. The children LOVED all the different elements of the story and enjoyed splashing through the 'deep, cold river', squelching through the 'thick, oozy mud' and battling the 'swirling, whirling snowstorm'. We eventually reached the 'narrow gloomy cave' and found a friendly story Bear. We all had so much fun re-telling and sequencing the story and look forward to writing about our experience. 


We have had so many things to celebrate so far this year, including Attendance Awards, RED TED achievements, Golden and SPARKLE assemblies and parent reading awards. We love sharing these awards with our families and it is lovely to see EVERYONE looking so  proud!!

Tiger Tea Party

This term we have loved reading The Tiger who Came to Tea. We invited the tiger to a tea party so we could teach him some manners . The children loved making yummy jam sandwiches, biscuits and juice - and when the tiger arrived everyone was very excited. Unlike in the story, the tiger was not at all selfish or greedy and followed the lead of all the children by showing off his Golden manners. A fantastic way to finish a very busy half term.

Handa's Surprise

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel



We have been delighted this year with ALL of our Amazing Acorns and  their impressive singing, signing, acting, dancing and narrating to perform our Christmas performance of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. We have all loved celebrating at this time of year,  with parties, food and a special visit from Santa - and wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Huff and Puff

As part of our learning on the story of The Three Little Pigs, we especially enjoyed inviting in our parents and carers for our 'Excite and Engage' session. We did lots of fun activities together  including testing out how strong our houses were with our 'hairdryer' wolf, identifying different materials around our classroom, and investigating which objects we could blow across the table. 

The Gingerbread Man

The children have done a great job joining in telling the story of the Gingerbread Man - especially 'run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man'. We have done some fantastic science testing waterproof materials to keep the Gingerbread Man dry. The treat for the children was getting to eat their biscuit if he was still dry after a minute in the water.


We have enjoyed reading SUPERWORM and joining in the chant - 'Superworm is super long, Superworm is super strong. Watch him wriggle see him squirm Hip Hip Hooray for Superworm'. We came up with our own ideas for what Superworm could be and even did some worm grunting on the field. The children were so excited to catch the worms as they popped up out of the soil. 


What a wonderful week of learning we had, creating our own SUPER vegetables, setting traps, making Super carrots, and finally trapping and defeating Evil Pea in jelly. He certainly won't be back in a hurry!


Amazing Acorns had a very special visit from Bridie the Guide dog and her lovely owners David and Frances. The children learned how Guide dogs are trained to support their owners around the local community and further afield. It was especially interesting to hear how Bridie helps David  when he goes to his local Sainsbury's  to do his shopping, and how Bridie helps him stay safe near traffic. The children and staff all loved the visit and especially cuddles with Bridie.

We would  like to thank all  of you who donated to The Guide Dog Society. We managed to raise  £66 and David and Frances were extremely grateful