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Welcome to the Nursery

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


Muddy Monday!

Every Monday we are hoping to have lots of outdoor learning so please could you make sure your child has some wellies in school.

As the weather gets cooler please also ensure they have a coat to wear too.

Thank you

Miss Priestman and the nursery team


Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic academy. We hope you all had a well-rested summer break and enjoyed the sunshine and showers. Our main focus for this half term is “Brown bear brown bear” However we will use the children's interests as the starting point for our planning and activities so we would also like to welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests, places they have visited, activities they have enjoyed to build on this within our planning. Please send ideas via email, on a ‘magic moment’, or pass any ideas to a member of staff. My email address is

You can add to your child’s profile by sending in family observations, photographs of activities or places visited to:


Online Reading Library

Oak National Academy are working with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new online library for pupils. The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from children’s authors, providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.

This week’s author is Jacqueline Wilson. A great way to keep children reading at home!

Class Saint 


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

This day of celebration is Friday 23rd April 2021


Class Text

Our class texts

Autumn 1 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Autumn 2 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'

Spring 1 'Dear Zoo'


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring 1 2021

12/02/21 - Chinese new year day—Come dressed in red or Chinese themed clothes (Foundation stage only)

Please see the school website / calendar for further information.


18th September    – Topic Day

22nd September    – Parent Teacher  Target meetings 3.30 – 6pm

23rd September    – Parent Teacher Target Meetings 5.30 – 8pm

w/b 5th October   - Anti-bullying & disability awareness week

23/10/20 – Break up for ½ term

18/12/20 – Break up for Christmas

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)

People who help us   


Winter collages

Painting animals and mixing colours

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

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


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




Reciting numbers in order Recognising numbers 0-5

Using positional language and describing routes

Creating patterns



Story Focus - Dear Zoo

Phase 2 Phonics—initial sounds s a t i p n

Nursery Rhyme of the week – animal rhymes


Show & Tell

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 record this in the reading diary. Please return books on Mondays and Thursdays by placing in the box by the gate. We will change books when they been returned.


PE day

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

PE days are Tuesday and Friday please come to school in PE kits

Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.

(no uniform required on these days but could we please ask that the PE kit is washed in between sessions)


We will continue our eurhythmics work, listening and responding to a range of music using gross motor movement all together and taking turns in smaller groups. 

Class Focus

Our class target this ½ term is…

“I can recognise my name”

Please encourage this at home

Your Child's Health and Wellbeing 

All children are entitled to free NHS dental treatment.

Take your child to the dentist regularly to make sure their teeth are healthy and developing well. 

First Week at School

September 2020

Topic Day, Friday 20th September 2020

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



Nursery NATIVITY costumes 

December 2020