St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

Parent Pay

Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate


Welcome to the Nursery. We feel privileged to be sharing your child’s first experiences of school life. This is a time for new beginnings, making friends and learning lots of new and exciting things each and every day. Our days will be filled with lots of wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing. To keep you fully informed of your child’s experiences in school, you will receive a termly curriculum leaflet and a weekly ‘Dear Parent’ letter on Tapestry.

Nursery Staff 

Nursery Lead - Mrs Mainwaring   Bumblebee Keyworker 

Senior Early Years Practitioner - Mrs Brookes  Ladybird Keyworker

Early Years Practitioner  - Mr Clancy   Caterpillar Keyworkers

 Early Years Practitioner  - Mrs Moffat Butterflies Keyworker

Class Saint: St Gregory

This term our learning will be around the following topics and books.

The Easter Story

Dinosaurs - Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp - By Carol Diggory Sheilds 

The Royal Family - The Queens Knickers - By Nicholas Allan

Superheroes - Supertato - By Sue Hendra

Fish- Barry The Fish With Fingers  - By Sue Hendra

Under the Sea-  Winnie Under the Sea  - By Valerie Thomas 

Pirates- Pirate Pete and His Parrot 

Holidays & Transport Stories

We like to learn in Foundation Stage One

We learn in the following areas:

Religious Education

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Literacy - Reading/Writing/Phonics


Understanding The World

Expressive Arts and Design

Throughout the curriculum areas the children are encouraged to play and explore, solve problems, be creative and think critically. Children are active in their learning and are given opportunities to take risks and develop resilience.  

In the interest of health and safety, no jewellery is permitted in the Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery (FS1) and Reception – Sunshine’s and Rainbows (FS2). This includes earrings, thela and religious necklaces.


My Classroom - Indoors and Outdoors

Learning At Home


Useful Resources and Links

For lots of free activities and information on Communication and Language please see information on Stoke Speaks Out

 For free Phonics Games  see

For free Phonics resources see  

If you are looking for a new challenge or something to do during the school holidays then take a look at 100 Things before you are six

 t’s time to practise your singing. Join one of our local librarians for 'Singing Bears.'


In order to access free eBooks to read at home follow the link below, click on Oxford Owl for home  and register as a parent:

Oxford Owl free eBooks

Story Time Online



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If your child has Special Educational Needs/Disabilies (SEND) go to the Information tab and click on SEND Information.

Health and Wellbeing

Children are encouraged to eat healthily and milk/water, fresh friut and vegetables are avaiable for the children to access throughout the day on the snack table.