St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

Parent Pay

office@stgca.org.uk

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

01782 254833

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Nursery (FS1)

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 Hill-Bloor  Ladybird Keyworker

Senior Early Years Practitioner  - Mrs Brookes   Caterpillar Keyworkers

 Early Years Practitioner  - Mrs Moffat Butterflies Keyworker

 

Class Saint: St Gregory - feast day 3rd September

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

Mathematics

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.

Tapestry

Tapestry Memo's are sent weekly with information regarding learning in the classroom, important notices and any upcoming events. If you have trouble accessing your tapestry account please inform your child's teacher who will be happy to support you with this.

 

Please see our Spring Term curriculum map.  This will inform you about your child's learning this term.

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

 

Epiphany

Winter stories

Traditional Tales The Little Red Hen, Little Red Riding Hood

Chinese New Year

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

Stories around farms and growing and life cycles.

Our Indoor and Outdoor Learning

Learning At Home

 

Useful Resources and Links

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

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

http://www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/advice/stoke-speaks-out/

 For free Phonics Games  see    http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

For free Phonics resources see  http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/  

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

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

 t’s time to practise your singing. Join one of our local librarians for 'Singing Bears.'    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAXY2hsO1pk

  https://www.themathsfactor.com/ 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

e-books

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. Milk, water, fresh friut and vegetables are available for the children to access throughout the day on the snack table.