Nursery 2016 - 2017

Mrs Clayton


The staff and children at St Edmund's and St Thomas Nursery are always busy having lots of fun. On our pages you will find lots of things we have done and some of the things we are going to do.

Summer Term

Welcome back to a new term. We will be doing lots of exciting things this term including getting ready for "Big" school. Our children will have the opportunity to spend some time visiting our Reception class play area and getting to know their environment. Later this term we will be holding a teddy bears Picnic to welcome the children who will be joining us in September.

This term we are encouraging all the children to recognise their name and to try to write it too. We are encouraging them to use lots of mark making in their play. They will be encouraged to make signs and labels to go up around the Nursery and to write letters to each other in the Post Office play area. As always we will be playing outside so please remember that your child will need a coat on cooler days and sun protection on hot days, hats and sun screen. Please apply sunscreen before coming to nursery.

What will we be thinking about.

This term we will be thinking about changes that take place around us- we have some caterpillars in nursery and watch them change into butterflies. The children will be encouraged to continue to look at the world around them and how it is changing, the trees are beginning to get leaves on and the flowers are blooming. We will plant more seeds and grow some vegetables in our garden.

The children will learn how to be safe in the sun, keeping covered up and using sun screen to protect them.

We will be thinking about spreading good news and how this is done through our post office. If you have any old stamps and envelopes we would love to have them. 

Later in the term we will think about holidays, where we have been, where we are going and how we will get there. Our older children will think about leaving us for Big school and we will help them on their journey through stories and discussions.

Here are some of the books we will share...

Jolly Postman – Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Post Man Pat

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Little Pigs

The Doorbell rang – Pat Hutchins

This is the Bear- Helen Craig

The train Ride-June Crebin

We’re going on a bear Hunt- Michael Rosen.

Davy Duck’s Scary Journey – Christine Leeson

Duck in a truck -  Jez Ahlborough


 Our maths this term will focus on number recognition, counting sets of objects, counting things like jumps and steps.

We will explore the world around us looking for 2d and 3d shapes we know and naming them.

We will use the balance scales to explore heavy and light and weigh lots of different parcels in the post office.



The children love having their snack in nursery. They enjoy helping to get it ready and giving it out to their friends. We have milk every day and a piece of fruit: tomatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, pears and oranges. We try to bake on a weekly basis and rely on a voluntary contribution of £1 per week to be able to do this. We also use this money to provide extra resources for the children such as making our own play dough, parties, celebration days and to enable us to keep our garden looking lovely. Please continue to contribute to this so we can continue to provide those little extras for your children.


Come and See

Our first topic is Good News- We think about the the good news of the Holy Spirit and the hope this brings us. The children learn about Pentecost. 

Our next topic will be Friends. The children will talk about the special friends that Jesus had and how they can be good friends too.

Our final topic is The World which looks at the world we live in and is linked to the great work that Cafod does in supporting children al over the world.

Files to Download

Nursery: News items

Tadpoles, by Mrs Clayton

Nursery Pirate Day, by Mrs Clayton

Nursery: Blog items

Nursery: Gallery items

Half mile challenge, by Mrs Clayton

World book day, by Mrs Clayton

Nursery: Calendar items

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Contact the School

St Edmunds & St Thomas' Primary School

Oxford Road
L22 8QF

Main Contact: Mrs Sue Blackwell Mrs Annie Hoban

Tel: 0151 928 5586

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Attendance 17/07/17 - 21/07/17