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Nursery - Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig

Welcome to the Nursery

Class Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig


Nursery staff members:

Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska (who works on Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Pechnig (Tuesdays to Fridays)  

Teaching assistants: Ms Deans and Miss Tirah.

The lunchtime cover is provided by Mrs Mendelssohn and

Mrs Cooling.


Please check this page regularly for important dates, resources and pictures of children learning and playing in the Nursery.




Thank you to all the parents and everyone who contributed some special dishes for our 'International Food Afternoon'. We all enjoyed sharing delicious food from all over the world! And we learned a lot about traditional clothes from places from every continent. Have a look at some of our photos.

Foundation Stage International Food Afternoon

Educational Programme for this term



Our topics this term will be 'Celebrating', 'Gathering' and Growing'. We will also look at other cultures and learn how the Chinese people celebrate their New Year.

Our Foundation Stage Easter Bonnet Parade will take place on Thursday 23rd April. All parents are very welcome to attend.



Children will be encouraged to develop their social skills such as sharing, taking turns and listening to each other. They will learn about the importance of following class and school rules. We will talk about good manners and encourage children to make friends. We would be grateful if you would support us, by giving children opportunities to play with other children outside of school, as this will also help them develop these skills.



Our topics this term are 'Food' and 'Growing and Life cycles'. Children will learn about a balanced diet and will have opportunities to make sandwiches, fruit salads and biscuits. All parents are invited to our Foundation Stage International Food Afternoon on Tuesday 25th February. Children will also grow plants and watch real caterpillars change into butterflies.



The 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. 


Sidney Bear visits children's homes.

A child will be chosen every day to take our mascot - Sidney Bear home for one night. Can you please use a page in the accompanying book to tell us what the bear did at your home (for example: a drawing, photograph)



Children will take home library books twice a week on Monday and Thursday. We would welcome your help in sharing those books with your children and sending them back regularly to be changed.

Our focus in writing for this term will be tracing and writing names. Please encourage your children to hold their pencils in a comfortable tripod grip.



Children will listen to various sounds in the environment and use their voices in a variety of ways. They will experiment with musical instruments and will be able to sing using a microphone. Children will have the opportunity to listen to pre-recorded stories and songs at the listening station. We will also introduce children to various sounds in the alphabet.


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, sticking, kneading, drawing and painting. 


Children will have a weekly music session with the school's specialist music teacher.  They will also participate in hymn practices and liturgies.



Children will learn to recognise numbers 0 - 10. Activities will include matching, sorting, sequencing and pattern making. We will teach the children to count to 15 and match objects to numerals, using one to one correspondence. Children will revise the 2D shapes learnt so far and we will introduce the pentagon and hexagon shapes.


Expressive Art and Design

Children will be able to explore different art and materials. They will paint, print, use modelling material and make collage. Children will have opportunities to dress up and role play in our ever changing home corner. They will sing familiar and new songs and play musical instruments. Children have also weekly drama sessions with a specialist teacher.

We would ask your help in sending some egg boxes, yogurt pots, cardboard kitchen rolls or other small items suitable for box modelling.   




We enjoyed making Valentine's cards and dressing up for our disco

Food tasting

Robin Hood Pantomime

Children learnt how Chinese people celebrate their New Year and how the years got their names from. The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

Children enjoyed taking part in the Dragon dance.

Nativity! We hope you enjoyed the Nativity play as much as we did. For some it was almost too much excitement! Thank you everyone.

We had a visit from the Firebrigade. It was so exciting to see the huge fire engine in our playground.

Father Richard and Father Casper visited our nursery. We learned a lot about baptism. Nursery children enjoyed their role play.

Look at our 'Firework' display. Rockets everywhere!

Look at our 'Firework' display. Rockets everywhere! 1

Teddy Bears Picnic Day

Welcome Party

Learning Through Play

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Tuesday   Tuesday 28th January - Chinese Dragon Dance


Tuesday Tuesday 4th February – Pizza Express Visit 

Special a  Children will visit Pizza Express in Abberville Road and will be able to make their own pizzas.


Tuesday Thursday 13th FebruarySt. Valentine's Disco 

Children  Own clothes will be allowed on this day.


Tuesday Tuesday 25th February International Food Afternoon

Children   More details will follow.


Tuesday Tuesday 10th March – Rainbow Day

Children  Children will be able to wear colourful clothes on this occasion.


Wednea Thursday 23rd April (after Easter break) – FS Easter Bonnet Parade

More details will follow.

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