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St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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Nursery - Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig

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Welcome back

We hope you had a lovely summer holiday and you are ready to enjoy another year in the nursery. There are lots of interesting events happening this academic year. Please check our weekly newsletter for dates coming up.

Welcome to our new children and their families. We hope the children will settle quickly and make lots of friends very soon. Thank you for all your support.

First week back in the nursery


Welcome to the Nursery


Class Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig

Teaching Assistant: Ms Ewelina

Lunchtime cover: Mrs Mendelssohn and Mrs Cooling


Educational programme for Autumn 1 based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

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Religious Education

 Children will learn how to make the Sign of the Cross and prayers for the beginning and end of the day. Our topics for this term are:  'MYSELF, WELCOME AND BIRTHDAYS'.


Father Richard came to visit us last year and we hope he will see us in class again sometime this year.


Communication and Language

We will be encouraging the children to listen to others and providing opportunities for them to talk individually, in small groups and whole school situations. Children will read and discuss a wide variety of traditional and modern stories, nursery rhymes and poems.They will act out stories and play games during weekly drama sessions. Please continue to read the library books with your children at home. We will play various phonic games and learn more sounds.



Children will be shown how to use their pencil in a tripod grip. They will start to learn to recognise and copy their name or write it from memory. Older children should start copying familiar words soon.


Mathematical Development

Children will learn to recognise and write numbers 0-5. Activities will include matching, sorting, sequencing and pattern making. We will teach the children to count to 10 and match objects to numerals, using one to one correspondence. 

Children will revise the 2D shapes they have learnt so far and we will also introduce some 3D shapes.

Understanding the World

Our topic for this half term is 'OURSELVES, PEOPLE WHO HELP US and AUTUMN'. We will talk about physical characteristics of the children and their bodies. Children will learn about their families friends and pets and they are also encouraged to learn about the weather and the Autumn season. 

We will look at animal patterns, their habitats and life in cold places.


Expressive Arts and Design

Children will explore different art media and materials.  They will paint, print, use modelling materials and make collage. Children will learn new songs and play musical instruments. They also have weekly drama sessions with a specialist teacher.




Physical Development

Children will continue to regularly use the outdoor play area to develop their gross motor skills.In PE we will  concentrate on 'Movement and Games'. We will also provide a range of activities to improve their fine motor skills such as cutting, kneading, drawing and painting.

Nursery Special Events


Wednesday 26th September - Welcome Party

(Donation of party food and drinks welcome)

Wednesday 3rd October - Orange Day

(Special activities will reinforce the colour orange)

Wednesday 17th October - Teddy Bear's Picnic

(Children will need their favourite soft toy to join them for a picnic)

Wednesday 7th November - Fancy Dress Day

(Children will be able to wear a costume of their own choice on that special day)

Wednesday 21st November - Cinema Day

(Children will be able to watch the DVD 'The Snowman'. Special attractions will include 'cinema atmosphere', tickets and popcorn)

Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Party (own clothes)

(We will be grateful for donations of party food and drinks)

Learning through play in the Nursery