Nursery 2019 - 2020

Mrs Smith

Nursery News

Welcome to a new school year! It was lovely to see some old faces and to welcome all our new children. The children are already starting to make new friends and getting to know the adults that work with them.  They have all settled really well and are enjoying taking part in lots of activities.  We regularly update our web page with lots of information and pictures so that you can see what we have been doing.

We have some exciting things planned for the children this half term as we continue our topic “All about me”. We will be looking at using our senses, naming body parts, learning everybody’s name and developing the children’s understanding of keeping healthy.

Come and See (our Catholic Education programme)

Our topic for the next few weeks is Myself. The children have been learning that they all have a name, they are all precious to God and that God knows them by their name. We are learning to say the Sign of the Cross in a simple way, which the children are picking up very quickly.

“Snack” money

 We ask for a voluntary donation of £1 per week/£6 per half term snack money. This money helps to fund activities such as baking, play dough making, food for celebrations (Chinese New Year, Christmas parties etc.), extra snack items so that we can offer the children a wider variety of healthy snacks, materials for our making area, new books for our library, caterpillars that will change into butterflies, eggs and an incubator package, plants for our lovely garden and many other things! You are welcome to pay snack money on a weekly basis or half termly.

Children’s clothes

We do have a small supply of spare clothing in nursery in case your child has an accident. It would be helpful if your child could bring some spare underwear with them to nursery as we often run out! Please can you ensure that all your children’s clothes including coats and shoes are clearly labelled, especially school uniform as it all looks the same!

The weather is becoming a little cooler now as Autumn approaches and we will continue to try to play outside as much as possible, even in the rain! Please make sure your child has a suitable coat with them that will keep them warm and dry. Your child can bring in their own wellington boots to keep in Nursery or we have a supply of wellies in our outdoor area that the children can wear, but they will need their own hat scarf and gloves. Remember to label these as well!


The children will be taking part in PE sessions this term in the school hall. It would be helpful if the children can come to school in pumps or trainers on PE days. We do have  small supply of black pumps that the children can use too. PE days are Wednesday morning and Friday morning.

We hope that you and your children are enjoying their Nursery experience with us. If you have any concerns or worries please feel free to discuss them with us at the beginning or end of the sessions.

Class Library

In our cloak room we have a box of books that we will regularly refresh. If you wish to borrow a book to share at home with your child then please feel free to take one but remember to sign out the book by writing the title and the date you take it in the log book provided. The same applies for returning the book.


Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone. We have chosen this company because they are a secure and also exciting way of keeping track of your child’s development and their time with us.

Instead of using the old paper book style way of recording, we will be able to instantly upload photos, videos and observations of your children. You are then emailed to alert you that something new has been added to your child’s Learning Journal and can log on and view what your child has been up to. A massive advantage of this system is that you can instantly add your own comments to entries, and can show your child’s online book to members of the family who would not usually be able to attend parent drop-in sessions at school.

If you haven’t already sent your Tapestry form to Mrs Smith, now is the time. Once Mrs Smith has your email she can send you a link. You will then be able to view and comment on your child’s profile.

Sponsored Half a Mile Welly Walk.

This year we would like to raise money to our outdoor provision.

You can help by asking friends and relatives to sponsor your child for our wellie walk a mile day:

Day: Thursday 17th October 2019

Time: 9:05am

Venue: School Field

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a pair of wellies any suitable footwear will do.

This will involve walking four times around the school field.

Families are welcome to come along and join in the fun on the day.  

Keeping our children safe.

We work hard to keep all our children safe in school. Staff will hand children over to parents personally or to a designated person who is already know to them. Parents are required to give the class teacher or office staff (who will inform the class teacher) a password if their child is to be picked up by a person unknown to staff.  Your child will only to be handed over on presentation of the agreed password.

You can either let the staff know at the start of the session or ring the office, who will pass the message on.

Thank you for your continued support


Mrs Smith

Mrs McCombs



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St Edmunds & St Thomas' Primary School

Oxford Road
L22 8QF

Main Contact: Mrs Sue Blackwell Mrs Annie Hoban

Tel: 0151 928 5586

SEN Contact: Mrs Pauline Clayton

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