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St. Francis - Nursery

Dear Parents,


Welcome to the Nursery class. My name is Mrs Szymczak and working alongside me is Mrs Hopkins. We are very exited about the year ahead.

We know that starting school is a huge step and our aim is to create calm, friendly and fun environment to ensure your children settle well. 

Watch the space to see all the fun and exiting things we do in class!



This week we read the story 'Room on the broom'. Children were retelling the story independently and drew some healthy food for the dragon's lunchbox. They also attempted to write the initial letters of the items.

GOD IS HERE THE WAY WE LOVE EACH OTHER. In RE lesson we talked about love. Children decorated heart shaped biscuits and gave them to the people in class who show that God is here by the way they love us.

Nursery children worked hard building bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

We read the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, children were retelling and acting out the story. They were so good at it!

Friday 20th January will be ‘Wear a Number to School Day’ when we are inviting all pupils to come to school wearing a number. Pupils can wear their own clothes but they must be wearing a number e.g sports top or hat etc. Please do not purchase any items. If your child does not own such an item, then simply stick a number of choice to their clothing. 

Friday – Number Day – We’re going on a number hunt... On the last day of the Maths Week, children went on a walk around the school to find numbers in the environment! They were very engaged and found many numbers!

Thursday – Comparing sizes! Nursery children had so much fun working in pairs to build towers and comparing their sizes afterwards.

Wednesday – Obstacle Course. We set up a simple course with, for instance, bench to balance along, hops to jump in, tunnel to crawl through and planks to go over or under. Children were encouraged to tell what they are doing, for example: ’I’m going over, under, through...’

Tuesday - Shape – Up! Children enjoyed spontaneous exploration of geometric shapes and talked about them.

MATHS WEEK – Monday patterns. We began our maths week by playing with patterns. Children enjoyed working together and creating different patterns. They had so much fun making patterns with paint and stamps.

Children listened to the story 'Bedtime for monsters'. They took part in many activities related to the book, but making their own wonderful monsters they enjoyed the most.

Every Tuesday nursery class have an opportunity to learn computing. They really enjoy it!

Happy New Year Everyone and welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We are very happy to see the children back and looking so excited and refreshed. This week in Nursery, we have started our new topic ‘Imagine’ and children have been exploring our new role play area - Space. We have also enjoyed getting back into the Nursery routine and playing with our friends.

Happy New Year!


Welcome to the Spring Term!


It has been a pleasure to watch your children settle and grow, we will continue to upload this page to show their brilliant work.


Kind regards

Nursery Team 




PTA Newsletter

Children enjoyed dressing up for the Nativity!

Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day
Our Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day will be on Tuesday, December 13th.
Pupils are allowed to wear their Christmas Jumpers over their school uniform polo shirt and tracksuit bottom.

Children made a music/action map of the repeated text from the story 'We're going on the bear hunt', e.g. long wavy grass – waving arms and making a sh sound, river – splash water in a sealed bottle, mud – stamping feet, forest – waving crackly paper, snowstorm – shakers, cave – drum bang. After we decided to go on a bear hunt. We went through the wavy grass, cold river, oozy mud, dark forest and swirling snowstorm. Finally, we found a bear in the cave. Some of us got scared!

Children enjoyed watching the Aladdin pantomime this week.

In nursery class we read the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. Children took part in many activities linked to the story, for example: we discussed woodland animals, described characters from the story, made a collage, counted food that was in the basket and retelling stories through movements.

In nursery this week children used natural materials to create patterns.

We began to hold our class worship in our beautiful chapel where we reflect and pray together.

The Three Bears Porridge. Children enjoyed making a nutritious breakfast as they read the story of 'Goldilocks and the three bears'.

We started nursery Stay and Play sessions today. This is a fantastic opportunity to see how your child is learning in the class environment. Children really enjoyed having their relatives in class.

Other faith week - Judaism. This week nursery children have been learning about Judaism. Children tried some traditional clothing and made a Menorah, which is one of the Jewish symbols.

Thank you parents for dressing the children in beautiful consumes. They all looked fabulous for the Cultural Assembly.

During RE lesson nursery children were looking at the Bible. They listened to the story of Noah's Ark and enjoyed retelling it trough play. Children also explored colour mixing as God created beautiful colours.

Dear Parents,


On Friday the 21st, we will have a Whole School Cultural Assembly. Children are welcome to wear their cultural clothes on that day.


Kind regards

Mrs Szymczak


To celebrate the Black History Month, we have been focusing on a Black British Poet - Jospeh Coelo, who wrote the poem 'I Spy'. We continued learning about ourselves. We had so much fun counting our body parts, exploring through movements how our body parts work, singing and listening to different styles of music. We discussed similarities and differences between people and made a diversity chain.

We went on a listening walk around the school and heard lots of different sounds. Kaiel - Kai said 'I hear a hammer.', Khalil said 'I hear a motorbike', Liana said 'I hear a train'.

This week nursery have listened to the story of 'Owl babies'. The children retold the story themselves using small world props and created their own owl babies using different materials. They also explored the den to experience the dark wood.

On the 4th of October nursery children have made animal cookies to celebrate St. Francis, the patron of our class - saint of nature and animals.

'How old are you?' Children enjoyed making birthday cupcakes using playdough. They were placing number candles in them and then adding plain candles to match the corresponding number.

This week in nursery we have been very busy. We have started to explore our new topic All About Me. The children discussed about themselves and has made lovely self portraits, which they really enjoyed.

Welcome to Nursery to all our new children and families! We had a busy, but exciting week exploring our environment and making new friends.