Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day




Jo Morris                       Gillian Greenwood              Hannah-Louise Heald            Jess Walters

              Nursery Class Teacher                 Nursery Nurse                    1:1 Support                    1:1 Support


Are you looking for a Nursery place for  January , April or September 2019? Why not pop in to one of our open sessions and come and meet the EYFS team and have a look around our super early years learning environment!

Getting spooky at Halloween...

Shade Nursery got spooky for Halloween! We had so much Halloween fun from carving pumpkins, apple bobbing and witch’s hat ring toss to playing in slime, making potions and ghost bowling! We’ve also found a lot of words that rhyme with ‘bat’. What can you think of that rhymes with bat?


Teddies and Trains!

We finished our first half term with a trip to the Worth Valley Railway Station, combing our vehicles and bears topics. We took part in the Teddy Bears to the Rescue story and activities such as playing teddy bear hide and seek, making name labels for our teddy bears and making our own furry hairy bears! We explored the hands on museum, pretended to drive the trains, tested out first class and got a peek inside the ticket office. Not to mention having our very own teddy bears picnic and riding on a steam train too! Woo woo! We all learnt so much and had so much fun! Thank you to everyone at the Rail Story, Keithley and Worth Valley Railway!


Bears, bears and more bears!

This Autumn term, we’ve been looking at bears! We’ve learnt all about different bears, explored the feel of oats, porridge and honey, made and tested out our own bowls for real Goldilocks porridge and been on our very own bear hunt! We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it, oh no, we’ll have to go through it! We also had a go at making caves from biscuits and melted chocolate for the gummy bears to sleep in. It was a tad tricky and not to mention a little sticky but it tasted delicious after! We’ve found a lot of words that rhyme with ‘bear’. What can you think of that rhymes with bear?


People Who Help Us

After looking at transport and different emergency vehicles we learnt about all sorts of people who help us; from Firefighters, Doctors and Dentists to Bus Drivers, Lollypop People and Police! We even investigated who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall! We hunted for clues, did some mark making for police notes, dusted for prints and had a go at making their own finger prints on a ten frame (after we had counted all our ten fingers, putting one finger print in each space). We kept coming back to the same question... who did it? "It was the Big Bad Wolf!" said Ava, spotting the wolf puppet in the book corner.  "Why did he do it?" asked Thomas. Bill, "He's bad and strong and tough!" The Big Bad Wolf was handcuffed and went to jail. Hurray!


September fun!

 What a fantastic first start to the beginning of school and our first topic of vehicles! We've settled back into school life by investigating different ways of using the water toys, making delicious creations in the mud kitchen and digging up treasure in the sand (and burying it again for our friends). We've also been busy baking traffic light biscuits, helping each other make bridges from pasta and playdough, painting with our feet to turn into pictures of tractors  and sending some animals on hot air balloon rides!


 Nursery Class Leaflet

See below to view a copy of our EYFS leaflet: 

30 Hours Funding

Are you eligible to 30 hours funding for Nursery? Visit to find out.


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See below to view a copy of our Tapestry letter, with information about your child's online learning journey.

Please have a go at adding your own observations from home or out of school experiences. We observe and record children’s progress in order to plan a responsive and appropriate curriculum which will meet the needs and interests of each individual child along their continuing learning journeys. By working together we can obtain a holistic view, a rounded true picture of your child. Your contribution is valuable!

“Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on children’s development and learning.” The Early Years Foundation Stage: Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children form birth to five (published 2007 by Department for Children Schools and Families )

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