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Welcome to the Nursery Class


The Staff in the Nursery class this year are

Miss Priestman, Mrs Bissell,  

Mrs Peart and Miss Sheeran. 


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 evidence me, on a ‘magic moment’, or pass any ideas to a member of staff. You can add to your child’s profile by sending in family observations, photographs of activities or places visited to 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



Class Saint 


Our class Saint is St Mary Mother of God.


This special day of celebration is 1st January 2022.

The children in Nursery class will be celebrating this special day in school

week beginning 10th January.


Class Text

Our class texts

Autumn 1 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.



Please see the school website / calendar for further information.





Creation: we will read the story of creation from the Bible and discuss the things God made on each day. We will give thanks and praise to God for making our wonderful world.

We will name and talk about the things we see around us which God has made.

God our Father cares for us- we will talk about our family and the people who care for us.




Painting, printing and mixing colours

Autumn collages

Singing and dancing

Imaginative role play

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


Understanding the World


Season of Autumn – recognising signs of autumn.

My Family- naming and talking about families and other people who are special to them.




Reciting numbers in order

Using language of quantity, such as “more” and “a lot”

Recognise and name colours, shapes and different sizes.




Story Focus –Brown Bear brown bear what do you see?

Phase 1 phonics- listening games, recognising and naming different sounds and percussion instruments, environmental sounds, rhyming words, voice sounds

· Nursery Rhyme of the week – favourite nursery rhymes


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.




PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Friday.

We will be having a PE session with Port Vale on a Tuesday.

We will be focusing on listening and following instructions. We will use a range of balls and other equipment.

PE kits to be left in school: Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.





We will focus on “being me in my world” and focus on settling into nursery and the class charter.


Class Focus


Our class target this ½ term is…

I can write my name. (If your child can write their name already ensure all letters are formed correctly and start to recognise and write their surname).


Please encourage this at home. Thank you.


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. 

Things to do before you are six

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