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Welcome to the Nursery

The Staff in the Nursery class this year are Miss Priestman, Mrs Bissell, Mrs Peart, Mrs Edwards and Miss Kelsall 

Class Saint 

Our class Saint is St Joseph. The children will be asking St Joseph to pray for them.

We will be celebrating St Joseph on Thursday 19th March with an assembly.

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Class Text

Our class texts

Autumn 1 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Autumn 2 We're going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen Helen Oxenbury

Spring 1 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell

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Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

10/01/20 -  Whole school assembly

24/01/20 – Active Families Workshop

11/02/20 – Foundation Stage Drop in 3:30 – 4:30

31/01/20 - Chinese new year day—Come dressed in red or Chinese themed clothes (Foundation stage only)

14/02/20 – Break up for ½ term

Please see the school website / calendar for further information.



Baptism – Please send in a photograph of a baptism that your child can talk about. (Please put their name on the back)

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We consider all children’s interest within the Foundation Stage and adapt our teaching and learning to these interests.

Winter collages  - Painting animals and mixing colours

Making pet carriers: any donations of empty boxes etc would be appreciated


Understanding the World

Season of winter – how is winter different to the other seasons  

caring for birds in winter

Chinese new year

Naming different animals

The role of a vet


2D shape – recognising and naming square, circle, rectangle, triangle

Counting and matching numbers to quantity

Show & Tell

Use a baptismal photo to talk about my baptism or a baptism I have been to – who was there, who were the godparents, what happened?  When you have practised at home, please bring in the photograph to talk about it at school.

Please put your child’s name on the back of the photograph

Homework/Reading Expectations

Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (school policy)

Please practise any sounds that are in your child’s purse. We will tick them when they recognise them correctly in school.


P.E./Swimming – day & kit required

P.E. Skills this ½ term– ball skills – throwing, catching, kicking, controlling

The children should have P.E. kit in school all week.

Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.

Children should have their P.E in school every day.

This should consist of a white polo top, blue shorts and black P.E pumps.

P.E kit is sent home at the end of every half term.

Recent Trips/Workshops

20th September – Topic Day – ‘What do I want to be when I grow up’

Monday 18th November AM - Tunstall Park walk and explore

Monday 18th November PM Bookstart session at 2;15pm (parents welcome)

Friday 6th December Santa visit at Biddulph Grange



Class Focus

Our class target this ½ term is…

‘I can put on my coat and fasten it up’

Please encourage this at home

First Week at School

Topic Day, Friday 20th September


On this day the children in Nursury class came to school dressed as 'when I grow up'




Library Van - Thursday 10th October

The nursery children were visited today by Emma and the Library Van. The children were very excited, they got to meet Reggie the Dragon and share a magical story! The children sang familiar rhymes and used different props from the Library Van!

We had a lovely time.

Autumn Walk

Christmas Jumper Day

Snow Day

Having lots of fun playing and sliding in the snow! 

Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese new year by coming into school dressed in red clothes or Chinese themed clothes. We had lots of fun learning a dragon dance and enjoyed tasting different Chinese foods. 

                                                                  World Book Day, Thursday 5th March 2020