A fun week at school!

Hello everyone!

I have been in school all this week and have LOVED every minute of it!

I have to admit that it has been very strange without all the children there and I have missed you all lots and lots but it has been great spending time with some children who I don’t normally get to work with.

We have spent a lot of time outside this week and have had so much fun: getting creative using paints and chalks, designing our own houses and castles with the wooden blocks, developing our physical skills through climbing, riding bikes and negotiating obstacle courses, making fat balls for the birds, developing our problem solving skills by completing some tricky jigsaws, practising our counting skills, having fun with some water play and exploring in forest school by lighting a fire and toasting some marshmallows πŸ™‚

Take a look at some photos of the things we have been getting up to……

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Please remember to keep in touch with your teachers and let them know what you have been getting up to at home. Send your messages to peelhall.primaryschool@salford.gov.ukΒ  and they will be forwarded onto your teachers! It always puts a smile on our faces when we hear from you.

Stay safe and hope to hear from you soon

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚



A big ‘hello’ from Miss Atkinson

Hello everyone!

(especially the Nursery boys and girls!)

I hope you are all staying safe at home and are getting to enjoy this lovely sunshine.

I cannot tell you how much I miss seeing your smiling faces everyday and listening to your weird and wonderful stories but don’t forget that you can send me a quick ‘hello’, a message or some photos/videos of the fun things you have been getting up to at home.

I would LOVE to see them!

I have already enjoyed hearing from and seeing photos from some of my nursery children and would love to see some more.

Just simply send your messages to the school email address peelhall.primaryschool@salford.gov.uk and they will be passed straight on to me!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Stay safe

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚


Week 7 – This Little Piggy and Week 8 – Hey Diddle Diddle

Hi everyone!

Sorry for not posting last week but World Book Day took over on Friday and we were too busy sharing lots of stories that we forgot to record our rhyme (oops).

This week the children had to work extra hard as we practised both rhymes, This Little Piggy and Hey Diddle Diddle to perform them for you… Do you think we did a good job?

This coming week is our final week of our 9 Rhyme Challenge in Nursery so please make sure to take a look on here next week to see our final performance.

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚

Week 6 – The Grand Old Duke of York

The children have loved learning this rhyme this week πŸ™‚ They sang with such enthusiasm. They have also enjoyed singing along to the rhyme on the BBC Nursery Rhymes and Songs website.


There are only a few more weeks left of our 9 Rhyme Challenge, so once again, thank you to all the parents and carers for their support in helping to practise the rhymes with their children at home.

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚

Outdoor fun!

On Wednesday afternoon, although it was a little cold, the children put on their coats and had LOTS of fun practising their mark making skills with the chalk. It was great to see some of the children’s pictures, numbers and writing. The children were all showing each other their drawings and practising their listening and communication skills.


Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚

Week 4 – Jack and Jill

I am SOOOO proud of my Nursery children this week!Β 

They have all worked incredibly hard to learn not only one, but two verses of the rhyme Jack and Jill. They paired the words together with some great actions and sang their little hearts out πŸ™‚

Thank you once again to all the parents and carers who are helping their children to learn the rhymes at home – it is really paying off as it is great to see the children’s confidence growing each week.

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚

Week 2 – Mary, Mary

This week saw the children learn the rhyme Mary, Mary as part of our 9 Rhyme Challenge. The children have worked hard to learn the words and simple actions and are really enjoying the challenge. Lots of parents and carers have said their children are practicing singing the rhymes at home which is fantastic πŸ™‚

Keep posted next week for Week 3 of the challenge.

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚

The 9 Rhyme Challenge

This week the Nursery children have started their 9 Rhyme Challenge. Early Years staff understand the importance of speech, language and communication skills and we are actively seeking to develop these skills through the use of Nursery rhymes.

Singing Nursery rhymes is a great fun way to further develop your child’s:

  1. Confidence
  2. Listening and concentration skills
  3. Memory skills
  4. Knowledge and understanding of language
  5. Ability to tune into sounds to support early reading

Week 1 saw the children learn the rhyme ‘I’m a little teapot’. I think Nursery Murphy did a great job. What do you think?….

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers for their support in helping the children to learn the rhymes at home πŸ™‚

Tune in next week for week 2 of the 9 Rhyme Challenge.

Miss Atkinson πŸ™‚