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St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

‘We walk in the footsteps of Christ and are held in the hand of God’

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Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery

Hello! Olá! Namaste! Czesc! Namaskaram! Ciao!

We have not one but three classroom areas which (in the words of Ofsted) are "well resourced, bright and stimulating": our indoor classroom, our outdoor classroom and our garden area. In addition we have access to the school's field and hall where we have lots of fun playing games, doing dance, drama or gymnastics. Twice a week, Mr Bromley teaches PE for us.
Mrs Armstrong is the teacher, Mrs Formosa is the senior early years educator and Mrs Kaur is the learning assistant. We  work hard, in partnership with parents, to make sure that every child feels happy and safe in nursery; then they are ready to learn!

All nursery learning takes place through play-based activities, sometimes adult led and sometimes child-initiated. The activities are based on the needs and interests of each child and planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Each week we have a special theme or story- you can find out more in our weekly newsletter ( see documents below). Recent photos can also be viewed in the documents below.

 

Summer term

Hopefully the sun will shine and we will have lots of learning linked to the better weather with a topic on mini-beasts. We will be reading stories such as “The very hungry caterpillar”, “What the ladybird heard” and “Snail trail”. Sharing stories with the children helps them to learn how to read a story- you can point to the words, talk about the pictures, use vocabulary such as "characters" or "the setting" and ask questions such as "What would you do?" or "What will happen next?"

We will also be finding and observing mini-beasts, counting legs, wings and spots, making spiral and symmetrical patterns and much, much more.

In RE we will be learning all about the Holy Spirit when we celebrate Pentecost and then learning about different celebrations, in particular weddings. As part of this topic we will be visiting St Peter’s Church and asking parents to send in wedding photos (of their wedding or a wedding they have attended) and perhaps come into Nursery to talk about wedding traditions!

 

To get an over-view of the learning taking place across the year, you can look at Nursery’s curriculum map. Click on the “key information” tab at the top of this page and then on “curriculum”.

 

 

Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!smiley

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