Welcome to Pre-School at Park Hill Primary School! This year we have moved so that we have two separate classes which are called Acorns and Oaks. Our Acorns class is for 2-3 year olds and Oaks is for 3-4 year olds. We share a large outdoor area which we will often use together. Come and check out our new Quarry area with diggers or make some Gruffalo crumble in our Mud Kitchen!

Pre-School is such an important stage (we think the most important stage!) for children to learn personal, social, emotional and communication skills which will then enable them to develop early reading, writing and mathematical skills. Physical development is also very important within Pre-School. There will be lots of opportunities for them to strengthen their writing muscles, including ‘Funky Fingers’, ‘Dough Disco’ and ‘Write Dance’. We use a variety of teacher led and child initiated activities to enable pupils to develop a love of learning through exploration and creativity – all of which happen through a play based approach.

We use the indoor and outdoor environments to access the 7 areas of learning throughout the day, whatever the weather! Our aim is to help the children to become passionate and enthusiastic learners and equip them with skills that they will build upon throughout their school lives. Pre-School really is the best place to be! Please excuse any mud or paint on their clothes – it is just a sign of how much learning they have done!



Mrs Phillips

Hello and welcome to Oaks! My name is Mrs Phillips and I am one of the Oaks class teachers and the Early Years Phase Leader at Park Hill Primary School. This is my 6th year at Park Hill Primary School, and before that, I have taught in Solihull and Cheshire. I have taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. I am married and a mummy to two wonderful little boys who keep me busy! I enjoy days out with my family and socialising with friends.

I love teaching in Early Years and developing children’s passion and enthusiasm for learning. Play is such an important part of our curriculum as it is how children apply the skills which they have learnt. This is what makes Early Years such a special place to be!

Mrs Tarry

Hi, my name is Mrs Tarry and I have worked at Park Hill for the last 8 years. I am lucky enough to have worked across the school and this will be my second year in Reception. I love my job because no two days are the same. It is a privilege to be able to work with children; to watch them grow, develop and become lifelong learners (with lots of laughs along the way).

At home I am mum to three wonderful children who keep me very busy. In my spare time I am a keen horse rider, love socialising with my friends and going on family days out.



Animals and habitats

Year 2 have had a really fun day looking at different animal groups and world habitats. In pairs we chose a habitat that we wanted to learn more about, and have spent the day using laptops, book and fact sheets to research lots of information. Tomorrow we will be creating our own information posters!

Animal Man

Year 2 really enjoyed having the Animal Man (lady) in to visit on Friday. We were all really brave and touched/stroked/cuddled all of the animals.

Quad Kids Spectacular!

This afternoon, lots of children from 3AH took part in a School Games Quad Kids event that was organised by our School Games Coordinator, Mr Kingham from Westwood. The children were raring to go when they arrived at the Xcel and couldn’t wait to get started. After a short briefing, it was time to race! […]

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