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Welcome to the Nursery

The Staff in the Nursery class this year are

Miss Priestman, Mrs Bissell,  Mrs Edwards and Miss Sheeran. 

Welcome to Summer 1

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and are all keeping safe and well. Our main focus for this half term is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” However, as always we will use the children's interests as the starting point for our planning and activities. We would also like to welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests and activities they have done that we can build upon.

Please send in all family observations via evidence me



Muddy Monday!

Every Monday we 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, hat scarf and gloves to wear too.

Thank you

Miss Priestman and the nursery team



Parental Engagement 

We 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. In the Foundation Stage we use 'Evidence Me' to build up a profile of your child's learning. You as parents can contribute to your child's profile by downloading the 'evidence me' app. You will receive observations and photographs of your child at school and you can also send in photographs and 'wow moments' from home - we love to see them! 

Please see the information below on how to use evidence me.  


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'

Spring 2 'Jasper's Beanstalk'

Summer 1 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Summer 1


Please see the school website / calendar for further information.






Easter “Alleluia”






Painting and drawing mini beasts

 Making mini beasts from junk modelling, clay, play dough

Printing with fruit

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


Understanding the World

Mini beasts 

Life cycles (butterfly/frog)

Caring for living things,






Shape – recognising and naming 2D shapes (introduce 3D where necessary)

Problem solving (practically adding and taking away)

Writing numbers

Measuring (length, weight, height) – focusing on vocabulary



Story Focus –The very Hungry Caterpillar

Phase 2 Phonics—initial sounds satipnmdgockeurhbfl

Recognising HFW

Blending and segmenting cvc words e.g mat, pan, sock

Nursery Rhyme of the week – mini beasts



Show & Tell

Please continue to complete "Magic Moments" when you feel that your child has learnt anything new as this will allow us to provide next steps in their learning.

These can be submitted via evidence me or emailed to


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.



Being healthy including eating healthy foods

P.E. Skills this ½ term– ball skills/team games

PE is on Tuesday and Friday please come to school in clean 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. 



This term we will be following the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSE. We will be focusing on Module 2 and 3. Please log into the parent portal to access Information about the programme your children will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.  You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6


Class Focus


Our class target this ½ term is…

I can use a knife and fork to cut and eat my food

Please encourage this at home

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


World Book Day Thursday 4th March