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Important Notices: We are currently consulting on converting to academy status within a Catholic multi-academy trust.

April – May

Welcome to the Nursery’s new classroom! If you have not been in to see it then please come in and visit us.

Our RE topic this term is Good News and our first bit of good news is that the children have settled lovely in to their new classroom and have really enjoyed exploring the new areas.

The children throughout this term will be sharing times they have heard good news. They will be learning about the Good News Jesus shared with his friends and learning about how Jesus returned to his Father in heaven then sent the Holy Spirit to us at Pentecost. 

During this term the children will also be learning all about different types of animals and why the animals are important to us. They will start to consider where different types of animals live and their habitat. 

The children will be encouraged to make different models of animals and evaluate and change their design to improve. 

Finally, our new classroom has also allowed for the children to have more opportunities to develop their ICT skills, in particular learning how to select and change computer programmes independently. 

If you would like to come and join the children in their learning then please remember that stay and play is still every Monday morning.


February – March 2017

Last term our topic was Jobs and important people that help us. We began the topic by having a jobs day where the children dressed for the morning as their favourite job. Parents and carers were invited along too which the children really enjoyed.

To help enhance their learning we created lots of different role plays such as a fire station, opticians, church hall but the most popular by far was the police station! Poor Big Ted seemed to end up in the police cell far too often however, he did write a lovely sorry prayer so all is forgiven Big Ted.

One person who we in particular found to be very important was our mummy. The children created some lovely prayers about how special our mummies are to us which have all been written in our class prayer book.  Also to say thank you to their mummy the children grew some flowers from seeds to give as a gift along with a special handmade card.

Finally, this term also saw the arrival of our new class friend Barbara! She is a Russian Hamster who has settled well in our classroom and the children are looking after and caring for nicely. You are all very welcome to come in and see her during stay and play every Monday morning.

January 2017

Happy New Year from the Squirrel class!

We hope you had a lovely relaxing break and a great Christmas.

First of all, a very big thank you to all the parents who came and supported our Christmas decoration making morning. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and it seems we have some very talented parents!

The Nativity performance of ‘The Rhyming Nativity’ was also a huge success. I am sure you will agree the children were fantastic and some wonderful memories were created for us all.

Following the Nativity we had a party, with lots of dancing, party games and yummy treats. Then finally on the last day of term we went to see the pantomime Cinderella!

We all enjoyed the pantomime so much that for this half term we are going to start our new topic of traditional tales, starting with Cinderella.

We will be reading lots of other traditional stories that we all know and love. The children will explore the language used and take part in lots of roleplay.

Throughout this term we will also continue to practise our counting skills and sight words whenever we can.

Finally, don’t forget to let us know if your child does something brilliant at home. We always look forward to the children sharing their good news.



Welcome to the Nursery Class page.

Welcome to the Nursery Class page. We are also known as the Squirrels and share our learning areas with the Reception Hedgehogs class.

Mrs Moran is the Class Teacher, Miss Mattock is the Nursery Nurse and supporting all our learning Mrs Hewitt.

A big well done to all the children for a fantastic start to the year in Nursery. We are very proud of them! Plus many thanks to all the parents for their support and attendance with stay and play on every Monday and other special learning days.

It has been great getting to know all the children and sharing these precious moments with parents.

This year we are also pleased to welcome back our resident class friend ‘No-Name’ the fish. He seems to have grown rather large over the summer holidays! We soon hope to have a friend for him so keep your eyes on the tank when you visit our class.

Please also keep revisiting our class page for further information of important dates that will be coming up. We are soon to begin rehearsal practise for our Nativity! Mrs Moran is especially excited about this!

Here are the dates for your diary:

Tuesday 22nd November – Visit from a story teller

Wednesday 7th December – Reception & Nursery Nativity play.

Friday 16th December – Trip to see the pantomime ‘Cinderella’

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