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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - COURAGE


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Mrs Parsons

Mrs Swaine, Mrs Trueman, Miss Stanbridge

Information Booklet for Nursery Parents 2020!

WC: 21st September 2020    Learning to Listen!


This week we will be focussing on how we can listen? 

  • We will be learning to listen in lots of different ways, including exploring musical instruments and going into the Woodlands. 
  • We will also be learning to listen to our friends too.
  • This week is our first Woodlands Lesson.  We will be exploring the Woodlands and go on a listening walk.
  • In PE this week, we will be exploring how our bodies move to music.  
  • Our Next Rhyme of the Week is 'See the Sleeping Bunnies' - (Last Friday the children were really excited to hear it!)


This Week's Home Learning Challenge! 

During phonics on Friday, we did a wonderful activity all to do with logos and familiar book/ TV characters. I explained to the children that this is reading!! When children spot their favourite shop logo, TV show character and can recognise it.

his is one of the first stages of reading.

When you are out and about? How many signs/ Logos can your child spot? It would be lovely to see?


You are welcome to post an observation on Tapestry, if you would like to. Just by clicking the + button.


See the Sleeping Bunnies Lyrics

WC: 14th September 2020       Settling In


At nursery, we are continuing to focus on settling into our new routines of nursery.  The children have been enjoying exploring inside and outside the classroom.  

  • This week we are going to continue learning how to communicate our needs, especially at snack time, using our manners.  
  • This week we are going to begin to venture out a little more by going into the hall for our first PE lesson.
  • We have really enjoyed looking at books and we are going to continue this on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has a bookbag/ bag so we can change your child's book.  
  • Our First Rhyme of the Week is our 'Hello' song, that we sing everyday.  Each Monday, your child will be coming home with a copy of the rhyme so you can practise at home, if you would like.  

New! Video tour of the classroom!

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Message from Mrs Parsons

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In our Foundation Unit we have a Nursery and 2 Reception Classes


All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.


The times of the sessions are as follows-:

  • Reception - See class individual letter.
  • Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30 pm
  • Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm
  • Pupils in receipt of 30 hours funding 8.30am - 2.30pm



What is the Foundation Stage Unit?

  • The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
  • The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
  • The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from their forth birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.
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