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St Rose's

Catholic Infant School

We live, love and learn happily in our work and play as part of God's family

Nursery - St. Francis - Miss McDonagh and Mrs Collins

Welcome to Nursery -

St Francis of Assisi


Nursery have been very busy this past week diving into our Under the sea Topic. The children read the story Commotion in the Ocean last week where we learnt names and facts about some of the Sea creatures. Our role play area has been transformed and the children can now explore the Sea. Children can make their own sandcastles, fish in the rock pool or buy and sell Ice creams in the ice cream shop. The children have been using their phonics finding skills to find the e objects in the Treasure Chest amongst the shipwreck. We have used various construction materials to make boats and had lots of fun testing if they float or sink. In our maths activities the children have been exploring capacity in the water tray and have enjoyed the messy task of sharing the fish equally among the shells. In R.E the children have learnt about being part of Gods family and are looking at what we can see inside a Church. After reading the Rainbow fish this week Nursery will be exploring colour mixing skills by making their own yummy rainbow lolly’s to cool off with in the sun.

Under the Sea

Early Years Curriculum Evening Powerpoint

Nursery Teachers; Monday Mrs Collins, Tuesday - Friday Miss McDonagh

Nursery Key workers: Mrs Gimmi, Mrs Abdelmassih and Miss Brock.

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 14.40.


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

8.30 - Classroom doors open

8.30 - 8:45 - Funky Finger Activities

8.45 - 9.00 – Register, calendar and prayer.

9.00 - 9.10 – Phonics

9.10-9.20 - Group time learning

9.20 -10.20 – Child Initiated Learning

10.20 - 10.40 - Snack and story

10.40 - 11.00 - Group time learning

11.00 - 11.30 - Child Initiated learning 

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 learning

13.30 - 14.30 - Child Initiated Learning

14.30 - 14.40 - Story, Singing, Prayer and Home Time

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