Miss Fallon
Nursery Teacher

Welcome to Nursery

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We are excited to welcome our Nursery class of 2019 – 2020. We have lots of fun in our Nursery and learn so much in this very special first year at Holy Family Catholic Primary School. Here is some information that you may find useful.



The staff in Nursery are Miss Fallon and Miss Simms. Please talk to any of the Nursery Team if you need to share any information or have any concerns.


After completing our welcome topic we will be beginning a topic about Birthdays, leading up to the great celebration of the birth of Jesus. Children will talk about their own birthday experiences and how they celebrate. We will then look at the Nativity story and role play the story. We will think about how we can help others at Christmas time.  


Children will continue to build on their confidence and developing their friendships and interactions with others. Each day we will continue to use our emotion faces to identify our feelings. We will use our sticker reward charts to reinforce positive behaviour and restorative practice to help us to resolve problems. On Monday 16th November we will be wearing odd socks for ‘anti bullying week’ and talking about how people feel when others are unkind. We will continue to build on skills that are becoming well established such as turn taking, sharing and excellent behaviour.  

Knowledge and understanding the world 

Children will explore a range of natural materials using our senses as we discover signs of autumn and winter including the different leaves we find. We will continue to talk about what we see and explore our own outdoor area finding things that make us say wow. We will use torches and prisms to make our own rainbows.  


We will sort colours and count objects that we have sorted. We will look at symmetry when making some red butterflies. We will make patterns using green leaves and sticks outside. We will encourage the children to identify amounts of 1, 2 and 3 and match these to the numeral through practical fun activities. We will continue to sing number rhymes to recite numbers past 5.  


Our talk for writing focus this half term will be ‘Wow said the Owl’. Children will identify the text and talk about the pictures. We will be role playing and add actions to the phrases. We will look at some non-fiction books about owls and find out about other nocturnal animals, comparing night and day. We will talk about the colours in the book and describe what we see using a wide range of vocabulary. We will also discuss what makes us say wow.  


In P.E we will be developing ball skills including throwing, catching and aiming. We will be using our outdoor area to build and balance. We will use our funky fingers tasks to make the muscles in our fingers stronger and take part in dough disco to improve our fine motor skills. We will encourage a comfortable grip when holding a pencil to increase control. We will be focusing on independence in zipping up coats, putting shoes or wellies on, toileting, washing hands and using cutlery and hope this will be reinforced at home.  


Expressive arts 

We will be using lots of different forms to represent bonfires and fireworks. We will also make representations of poppies in the paint and playdough. We will be using the instruments to make sounds like fireworks. We will make representations of the owl from the story and using the small world to represent the wood described in the book. Later in the term we will make Christmas cards, wreaths and advent calendars to take home.