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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


In nursery we started the term celebrating fireworks, exploring colour and messy arts. The children really enjoyed exploring their creativity. The children had the chance to make their own class Scarecrows after reading The Scarecrows Wedding. We got to view the campfire in forest school to help support our understanding of fire safety and the children enjoyed tasting the marshmallows that had been toasted over the fire. The Nursery children have had lots of fun helping to fight fires in our fire station role play area.

We continued exploring colour last week when learning about Diwali, tasting a sample of traditional Indian foods and making their own Diva lamps celebrating the festival of light. They have enjoyed exploring their senses making Rangoli patterns with coloured rice and looking at measuring with the water beads.



Early Years Curriculum Evening Powerpoint

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

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

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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