St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

School is open for CRITICAL key worker children / vulnerable children ONLY. All other children should be accessing home learning which is available on the class pages. These will be updated weekly. Thank you


Welcome to Nursery!

Nursery Home Learning Grid - updated Monday 6.4.20

Another great big thank you to all the children and parents/carers that are uploading pictures and comments onto our twitter page and primary essence. It really is wonderful to see all the lovely activities you are doing at home, I have been very impressed!

The home learning grid for Nursery has been updated with a focus on RE and Easter as it is Holy week next week. This will be the last grid before Easter so please look back at other grids if you are stuck for ideas! These activities will remain accessible below. I have also added some other websites for you to explore, such as white rose maths as they also have some great ideas. Please don't feel like you need to rush through to complete activities, take your time.

Please also continue to upload observations from home onto our twitter page and primary essence website as this continues to be checked by all staff.

Lastly, I hope you have a lovely Easter. I miss you all!

Mrs Lalor


Please find some helpful website links below in regards to learning at home. We have uploaded our own "20 things to do at home" which will link to our next topic which is Farms. We have also provided a link to various other documents including "50 things to do before your 5" and "100 things to do at home" provided by spread the happiness. There are lots of great ideas to keep you and your family busy if your feeling well enough to do so! Please also find the link to primary essence below. We would continue to encourage parents to log onto primary essence and add their own observations of what the children have been learning about at home. Thank you.


      Hungry Little Minds                                                   The Home Learning Environment                                  100 things to do indoors           20 things to do at home                                               Topmarks                                                                                    50 things to do before you're 5

White Rose - Maths activities                                       Cosmic kids yoga


Click below to access Nursery's blog page

Welcome to Spring 1! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.


During this half term we will be exploring our new topic of Arctic explorers and Traditional Tales.  

 We will continue to plan and assess using the Early Years curriculum, however the children's interests will continue to be at the core of everything that we do.


The stories we will be using as a stimulus for this topic include;

Non-fiction texts related to the Arctic/Antartica, Iris and Isaac, the Frozen story, Snow white and the seven dwarfs, The three little pigs, Little red riding hood and The three billy goat gruff. 


In phonic sessions we will now be working in small groups matched to our ability. We will be learning how to;

identify words with the same initial sound and identify rhyme and rhythmic patterns. We will also continue to develop our understanding of keeping to a steady beat, aswell as learning to talk about instrumental and everyday sounds.


In Number we will;

continue to match quantities to numerals. We will also be encouraging children to explore their own number problems, i.e. if I have 3 buns and give 1 to my friend, how many will I have left?

We will also be learning to recognise numbers from 1-10 and beyond out of context.

In shape, space and measure we will be learning how to use positional language. We will also continue to describe different shapes we see using everyday language and mathematical language.


 We want to share  your child's learning with you, so please look regularly on Primary Essence

 allowing us to share the children's experiences . Please see the links below for further information on how to support your child's development.


As always if you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff. Thank you for your continued support!

The Nursery team 

January 2020


Mrs Lalor, Mrs McDermott, Mrs Petrie and Miss Spencer