Albury & Puller Nursery & Primary Schools

Welcome to Willow Class

Willow Class is our Nursery and Reception class. Your child can join us the term after they turn 3.

Puller Memorial school offers every child small class sizes and big opportunities. We have a large outside space including play equipment, an outside classroom and a field and playground. The Nursery and Reception children also benefit from a separate secure garden area with spaces for play, story-telling and gardening. We employ a range of outside agencies including PE coaches, an art teacher, a guitar teacher and a piano teacher. We also offer the Nursery and Reception children regular wellie walks in the local area.

Puller offers each child a friendly, nurturing environment for them to flourish and develop into confident and able learners. With our small school size every adult knows each child individually and can cater for their strengths and areas for development. There is a real family feel shown through the caring nature of the older children for the youngest members of our school community. All children leave Puller with a sense of confidence and self-assurance due to taking part in plays and being a member of sports teams which they may not get the chance to do in a larger school.

Children in Nursery and Reception are given a variety of learning opportunities every day which range from daily phonics sessions, maths, literacy, RE and topic learning. 

 We offer delicious, hot lunches cooked on site and we can also offer wraparound care including a breakfast club and an afterschool club. Nursery hours can be flexible dependent on parents needs and work situations. We can take up to 15 children with 30 hours free childcare and this can be taken as needed. We can also offer paid for extra sessions if your child doesn’t qualify for the 30 hours free childcare.

Puller Memorial is a place where children Achieve, Believe, Challenge, Develop, Excel and Flourish. Please come and see for yourself. Phone the office to make an appointment or to ask any questions – 01920463178 or e-mail admin@puller.herts.sch.uk

 

Willow

 

 

       

                                      

Meet the Team

Puller - EYFS Team (ID 1204)

 

 

 

Puller - EYFS Team (ID 1204)

Important Information - Planning and Timetable - Summer one

 Superheroes Medium Term Plan 

Weekly Timetable

Early Years Long Term Plan

 Early Years Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • RE

 

 

 

 

 

What we are learning this half term - Summer one

 

As part of our new topic 'Superheroes' we are looking at the different superheroes characters, with a particular focus on the qualities that make a superhero. This topic gives children an opportunity to understand that we have so many superheroes in our lives. There are teachers, police, paramedics, doctors, Mummy, Daddy, Grandparents and religious leaders who are all our superheroes.

The topic books for this half term are: Gorilla by Anthony Browne, Super Duck by Jez Alborough, Super daisy by Kes Grey, Super Tato by Sue Handra, Super Worm by Julia Donaldson and Traction Man by Mine Grey.

 

NELI

We are delighted to be able to offer the NELI programme at Puller Memorial School.

As part of this DfE funded programme schools have been provided access to a tablet-based assessment called LanguageScreen. 

LanguageScreen is a short (approx. 10 minutes) fun activity for children which gives useful information about children’s language skills. This assessment is used at the beginning to help schools decide who may benefit most from receiving the NELI intervention and again at the end of the school year to see how children’s language skills have benefited from the programme.

The NELI programme

 

New Parents 2021 - 2022

 

 

 

 

Home Learning

 Homework

Reception: Home learning will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. Please support your child to complete the home-learning tasks, and most importantly enjoy them! We would love feedback as to how your child is finding their homework.

Nursery: Home learning will be sent home once a half term - the first Tuesday of each half term.  

Reading 

Reception children will be sent home with a library book of their choice on a Thursday of every week. We ask that this is returned on the following Thursday, and they will have a new book. They will also be sent with a reading book from the Read Write Inc scheme. This book will focus on the sounds learnt during phonics lessons and will give children an opportunity to consolidate their learning at home. This book will be changed weekly. As well as reading this book daily with your child we also ask that they are sharing a wide range of other stories to help develop their love of reading. 

Please sign up to the Oxford Owl website which offers free books and activities https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 Maths

Please try some of the daily challenges on the monthly Maths calendar. This will be uploaded onto the 'Maths' page of the website.

Please also support your child to try some of the School Jam activities on the app. These are linked to our current learning and follow the same scheme of work. 

Children also have access to Mini Mash which contains games and activities. Please use your school login (contact us if you have issues accessing this) https://www.purplemash.com/sch/albury