St. Francis - Nursery
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!
Caritas in action - God made me and loves me very much. Children stuck their pictures onto the centre of the heart with a phrase underneath - God loves me very much. Afterwards, we gathered together in a circle, each child held their picture up and showed it to their friends. Pupils were invited to come forward one at a time and placed their picture by the candle. While doing this, the children were saying together: Name of a child... ‘Is very beautiful’.
Careers Week runs from 22nd to 26th of May, it will be a fun week where pupils can explore their aspirations and dreams.
On Thursday 25th, children are invited to come to school dressed in the clothing/uniform of a career that interest them.
Welcome to Summer Term!
A warm welcome back to the final term of Nursery. We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and we are happy to see the children again.
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, nursery and reception organised a Tea Party in the playground. We had a great time, children took part in preparations for the party and they were very excited to see their parents joining in. Thank you parents for attending and all the support to make that day a special occasion.
Caritas in Action - Discovering God's beautiful creation.
Nursery children with assistance from Year 5 pupils went on a special walk to see how many parts of God's beautiful creation they could find. Afterwards they created collages of the different aspects of creation, like water, plans and animals.
Nursery children went on Egg-cellent hunt
Nursery Children had great fun on their Easter Egg hunt.
The Easter bunny left the children to find and solve the different clues in order to move forward and find the next one. When the children found and solved all the clues they were treated to a yummy Easter egg!
Easter Hamper Raffle
Thank you to all our families who have sent in Easter Eggs. To ensure that we have an abundance of Hampers, we are asking for Easter egg donations. If you would be willing to donate an Easter egg please send it in with your child, or you can drop it into the school office. Many thanks for your support.
This week’s focus in Nursery was all about pets. We talked about what pets need and how to look after them. We had a fantastic guest who came to visit the nursery children – the friendly dog, called Nipsy. Children had an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about how to look after a pet. They were very excited to be able to hug and stroke him.
World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March 2023
As World Book Day will be on Thursday 2nd March 2023, pupils can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.
In the nursery we read the story of 'The three little pigs'. We investigated the materials the pigs used for their houses to see which one would be the best. We used our lungs and the 'wolf hairdryer' to test which material is the strongest. After we made our own straw, stick and brick houses with junk modeling.
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.
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.
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!
On Friday the 21st, we will have a Whole School Cultural Assembly. Children are welcome to wear their cultural clothes on that day.