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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



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:

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


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

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

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

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

In Autumn 1 term Nursery class will look at...

The season of Autumn – recognising signs of autumn and..

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 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 & kit required

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

The children will come to school in their PE kit on Tuesday and Friday

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)

Recent Trips/Workshops



Class Focus

Our class target this ½ term is…

“I can recognise my name”

Please encourage this at home

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'




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.

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. 

It’s so lovely to be back in the classroom. We’ve had a fun week so far

Nursery have been learning about Pentecost.

The children had great fun feeling the wind, playing with kites.

Then we made some Holy Spirit head bands