St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

The Academy Consultation opens on Friday 10th January 2020 until 5pm on Friday 14th February 2020. For more information visit the Academy Consultation page.


Welcome to Nursery!

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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


Early communication, language and literacy 

Click on the links below to access activities to support your child's development and learning:

Hungry Little Minds

 The Home Learning Environment