Nursery & Reception


September, 2016

Welcome back to school. Here is our Class Newsletter for this term.


Myself & Bears

Welcome to a new year at St. Mary’s, a special welcome to all our new Nursery children. I hope that you all have had an enjoyable and somewhat relaxing holiday. Everyone seems to be settling in well and I am really looking forward to getting to know all the children over this next term.

Our first mini topic of the year is ‘Myself’ where we will be learning about ourselves and our families as well as how we can look after ourselves, healthy eating, different body parts and so on. We will then move into our main topic of ‘Bears’, where we will be learning about different bears, habitats etc. Should you have any resources or books related to our topic, please feel free to bring them in, clearly labelled. We will return them at the end of term.

Reception Focus: Number Time: Forming numbers 1-20 and number bonds up to 10

Read Write: We will be focusing on the initial letter sounds m, a, s, t, d & Word Time 1. Your child is welcome to bring in items that begin with these initial letter sounds each week to put in our sound of the week area.

Nursery Focus:Number Time: Forming numbers 1-5   Read Write: Initial letter sounds m, a, s, t, d, & i.

R.E. Topic:This half term our R.E. topics are ‘Myself’ and ‘Welcome’. The children will be learning all about how we are all different but that God loves us all the same. They will also be learning about how we are all welcome in God’s house.

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school

The kit should include a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Please ensure that your child’s P.E. kit is clearly labelled and in a clearly labelled bag. P.E. kits can then stay in school until the end of term.

PE lessons will be on a Tuesday Afternoon and a Friday Morning.

Water Bottle: Please ensure that your child has a labelled water bottle in school, pupils are allowed to drink water throughout the day.

Hair: Could you please make sure that all long hair is tied up each day for school. This will help your child undertake different activities during the school day without their hair getting in the way – such as painting, craft work and PE.

Spare Clothes: If your child is sent home in spare clothes from school – could I please ask that you wash and return them to school as soon as possible.

Reading at Home:Please read your child’s school reading book at home every night with your Reception child.Remember to write a comment in their reading diary, every day your reception child reads their school reading book at home they get a tick and ticks mean tokens.

All children need a book bag – for letters and information that is sent home. They are available from the school office.


Absence: If your child is unwell please inform the school on the first day of absence and then fill in and return an absence slip when your child returns to school.


July, 2016

We have raised £71.77 for the Water and Education for Africa (WEFA) Project. We filled smarties tubes with loose change!

 3rd March

Winner's of the Welsh week competitions

AM Nursery -    Gold prize Freya Rowlands
PM Nursery -    Gold prize Lyla-Grace Gibbons

Reception-  Gold prize Alex Jones
                 Silver prize Ryan Hunter

November, 2015

Nursery and Reception went on an Autumnal walk through the woods looking for signs of Autumn. The children had fun jumping in muddy puddles and kicking the crunchy leaves that had fallen off the trees. The children then made crowns out of the leaves that they had found. They also went on a hunt, looking for different animals from 'The Gruffalo' who were hibernating. The children also found a fairy hiding in one of the trees - she was too shy to open her door to the children!



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