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Nursery - St. Francis- Mrs McLaren

Welcome to Nursery -

St Francis of Assisi


Nursery Teacher: Mrs K McLaren

Nursery Key workers: Mrs A Reynolds, Mrs C Johnston and Mrs S Abdelmassih 

Our morning nursery session runs from 8.45 -11.45. We have a lunch club that runs daily in our nursery from 11.45-13.00. Our afternoon session runs until 15.00.


Key Information:


Our P.E. day is Friday. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. 


A Typical Day in St Francis Class

8.45 - Classroom doors open

8.45 - 9.00 - Funky Finger Activities

9.00 - 9.15 – Register, calendar and prayer.

9.20 - 9.40 – Phonics

09.40 -10.00 – Snack

10.00 -11.15 – Child Initiated Learning

11.15 - 11.30 - Group Time

11.30 -11.45 – Story, Singing, Prayer and Home Time (for 15 hour children)

11.45 - 13.00 - Lunch

13.00 - Register and story/singing

13.15 - Group Time

13.30 - 14.45 - Child Initiated Learning

14.45 - Story, Singing, Prayer and Home Time

'Where in the World' Culture Week

We have had a very exciting week in Nursery! We have been learning all about Spain and Islam.

We loved having our grown-ups in school on Tuesday for our Parent Workshop and enjoyed icing cakes, decorating a picture of a Flamenco dancer and decorating our own flags and fans.

We have enjoyed a variety of other activities including: Spanish dance tuition by the Don Rae Dance Academy, a singing workshop led by Camille Maalawy and a drumming workshop led by Risenga Makondo. We were also very excited to welcome some native Spanish speakers into our classroom who taught us some new Spanish words and read us some Spanish stories.   

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Meet Rufus

Meet Rufus 1

Monday 17th September 2018 we met Rufus. He is a family member of Mrs Crane. Rufus has spent a considerable amount of time training and 'passing' many behavioural and temperament assessments. All his accreditations can be seen in school.

We are very excited to be welcoming him to our team.