Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7JZ

01442 211963

Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School


Happy learners. Aiming high.

End of Year Celebrations

What a fantastic year we have all had!

Sports Day

Farm Visit

Today the children were very excited to receive a visit from some farm animals. They enjoyed learning about them and being able to give them a stroke too.

Jubilee Celebrations

Caterpillars and Butterflies

This half term we have been lucky to watch our caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. Some of us got to hold them before releasing them into our garden which was very exciting!

Learning Through Play

Around the World Day


In Maths this half term, we have been busy recognising numerals and matching quantities and representing numerals in different ways. We have also been correcting and creating our own repeating patterns, recognising groups of objects without counting them and exploring 3D shapes.

Harvesting Our Potatoes

After planting and looking after our potatoes for three months, we got to harvest and eat them today. Sadly we didn't grow very many but the children still enjoyed.

The Big Playground

We have enjoyed exploring the big playground.

Learning Through Play 

World Book Day

Planting Potatoes

Planting Beans

We have planted a bean and looking forward to seeing how much it grows. 

Wild Animals

During our 'Rumble in the Jungle' week some of the children were inspired to draw some wild animals and make maps. 

Road Safety 


This week we have been learning about the artist Kandinsky. We looked at his pictures and re-created them using different materials.


Christmas Lunch

Deco Day


We have been learning about the festival Diwali and how it is celebrated. We painted Rangoli patterns, drew designs of mehndi on hands, tasted chocolate barfi and a lassi drink and enjoyed making our own diva lamps. 


We have been exploring our senses this week. We went on a listening walk around the school to identify the different sounds we could hear. We explored our sense of taste by making and trying jam sandwiches and marmite sandwiches and we also smelt different scents. Finally, we explored our sense of touch by feeling different items and describing them to our friends. 

My Family and I

This week we have been learning about ourselves and our families. We have been looking carefully at ourselves in the mirror to paint self-portraits, created our face using natural materials and drawn the people who live in our house. We have also enjoyed sharing our 'All About Me' sheets with our friends.

Exploring Our Environment and Making Friends

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for language. Both rhyme and rhythm help children hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps children learn to read! The teachers have chosen some nursery rhymes for you to share with your child. There are links to the rhymes on You tube if you are unfamiliar with them. Enjoy!

Hey diddle diddle

Baa baa black sheep

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Humpty Dumpty

Hickory dickory dock

Sing a song of sixpence

Oranges and Lemons

The grand old Duke of York

Tommy thumb

5 Little Speckled Frogs

10 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Wind the Bobbin up

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

Incy wincey spider

Jack and Jill





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