St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Nursery

Welcome back to Nursery, we hope you had a lovely half term holiday. This half term we will become explorers in Nursery and undertake our own Dinosaur dig by looking for fossils! 

Please continue to use Tapestry to follow your child's progress at Nursery. We love to see your photos from home, thank you to those parent's that continue to share learning and experiences.


Please see the school newsletter for upcoming events and key dates.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lalor 

Spring 2

This half term our topic is Explorers

 In communication and language we will be encouraging the children to continue to develop their listening and attention skills by listening to longer stories and contributing to class discussions. The children will continue to develop their speaking and vocabulary through hands on exploration activities and engaging texts. We will also be encouraging the children to develop their understanding of a question or instruction. In phonics we will be encouraging the children to develop their understanding of words with the same initial sound such as 'sock' and 'slipper.' Please practice letter names and sounds from the alphabet with your child. If you are unsure about this please speak to the class teacher.  

In personal, social and emotional development we will be encouraging the children to increasingly follow rules at Nursery. We will also be encouraging the children to be more independent when solving conflicts and rivalries with others. Through circle time activities we will learn about different feelings and think about how others may be feeling.

In physical development we will continue to encourage the children to develop their gross motor skills through outdoor play, painting and making marks etc. We will also be encouraging the children to develop their fine motor skills through sensory activities. The children will then begin to develop their letter formations and writing their name more independently.  

The stories we will be exploring this half term include; Mr Wolf's pancakes, Ten little Dinosaurs, Super swooper and many other dinosaur stories and non-fiction texts about dinosaurs. A range of books and comics linked to the children's interests will also be available for the children to explore too.

We will also learn about a range of stories in relation to our RE topic Good Friends. We will also be celebrating Mother's day, Easter and Eid with the children.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child please speak to a member of the Early Years team.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lalor

Please find our class newsletter for this half term below

Spring 2 newsletter 2023

Please find annual planning below

FS1 Annual plan 2022-23

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Lalor, Mrs Jawnyj, Mrs Petrie and Miss Spencer