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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school


smileyWelcome to the Nurserysmiley


Class Teachers - Mrs Lanteri-Hasani & Ms Fox

Nursery Nurse - Mrs Prince

Dates for the Diary:

7th December - Christmas jumper day and school disco

10th - Nativity play costumes to be in Nursery

19th December - Nursery Christmas party

20th December - Christmas Nativity

21st December - Nursery Closed



Week Ending 30/11

Another week has come to an end in Nursery and the children are impressing us more and more each week! We have been making advent wreaths, colouring  rice to make rainbow rice, painting and making things with junk modelling. We have also been playing in the small world farm, throwing bean bags onto numbers and decorating and cutting Christmas trees. We have started our preparations and we are excited to show you what we have made!


Well done to Connor and Annabelle who are our stars of the week. They have been fantastic at tidying up during tidy up time and have been trying really hard when practising for our Christmas Nativity - Keep up the great work!



- Please can all toys stay at home. 

- Please can all school uniform be returned ASAP. Children are having accidents and we do not have any spare clothes left. 


Week ending 23/11

This week in our Nursery we have been reading the story the 'Greedy Rainbow'. The children tried really hard to predict the ending and make up alternatives! We have also been reading and acting out the Nativity story in preparation for Christmas and our Nativity. The children have been very creative and have made rainbow sun catchers. They have been doing rainbow sponge paintings and have started making their Christmas bags. In maths the children enjoyed counting how many presents Santa left in different bags and made comparisons. 


Both Nursery classes really enjoyed their PE lesson this week where they played the game Foxes and Farmers. The children who were farmers had to catch the foxes by pulling off their tail! It was great to see children using the skills they have learnt by changing their speed and direction!


We were very lucky this week as we were invited to watch two performances! Children who attend Nursery in the morning got to watch Year 1's Christmas play dress rehearsal and the children who attend in the afternoon got to take part and watch Year 2's Collective Worship. They all behaved excellently and really showed the rest of the school how sensible they are - Well done Nursery!! smiley


Ava and Bleu are the stars of the week this week. They have both been excellent role models in Nursery and we hope you have a fantastic weekend with Bobby and Mason. 



- Please make sure all names are on hats, scarves and gloves as well as other items of clothing. 

- If you have any items of clothing that your child/children have borrowed could it please be returned asap as we are running low on spare clothes. 

- Nativity costumes to be brought into school on the 10th December (We do not need them in Nursery before this incase they get lost or damaged but we would like to make sure everybody has their costume in time and we would like to have some dress rehearsals)  . 

Week Ending 16/11

This week we have been focusing on how to be a good friend and how we can help others. The children have made some fantastic suggestions and it has been lovely to see them playing nicely with their friends in class. The children have been exploring colour further by mixing their own colours and by creating their own rainbow fish based on the story. They have also been making houses out of 2d shapes and we are really pleased to see lots of children recognising and naming shapes!


Unfortunately, we were unable to give out Bobby and Mason this week. Some children were poorly and they were unable to return them in time but they are looking forward to a new adventure next week! We have had lots of children off of school this week with various illnesses.  We hope you all have a restful weekend and are feeling better for next week! 


Please note: A letter has been sent out inside children's book bags with details about the Christmas play. 

Week ending 9/11/18


This week in Nursery we have been looking at Elmer the patchwork Elephant and learning about all of the different colours and we experimented with what would happen when we mixed two different colours together. We've been really busy looking out for different shapes in the school environment and went on a walk to see what different shapes we could spot. We created our own firework pictures using cardboard tubes and it was so lovely to hear the children talk about all the different fireworks they had seen on the weekend and throughout the week. We have been discussing celebrations this week and we got to decorate our own biscuits using icing sugar and sprinkles (we hope they tasted as yummy as they looked). There were some remote control cars that we got to use this week which was also lots of fun! We learnt how to operate them correctly and had lots of races with them.


Well done to Haris and Dominic for being our stars of the week this week. Hope you both have an amazing time with Bobby and Mason.


Hope you all have a lovely weekend.



Week Ending 02/11

Welcome back from the half term break. We hope you all had lots of fun and a good rest! We really enjoyed hearing about the children's holidays and it was lovely to see them so excited to share their experiences with their friends!


We have had a busy week going on a nature walk, making leaf men, leaf animals, making firework paintings, doing lots of counting and learning how to travel in different ways during our PE lesson! The children have been learning about fireworks this week in preparation for the weekend/Monday and many are looking forward to watching the displays! - We hope you all have an excellent time & stay safe!


Well done to Finley and India who were the stars of the week this week - Keep up the fantastic work :)




Week Ending 19/10

Thank you to all of you who came to your child's parent meeting this week. We hope you found them informative. We have sent home the reports in the children's book bags. The children have learnt lots about welcoming people and Baptism this week. They all managed to find some numbers on our number hunt around the school and enjoyed joining in with the popular 'We're going on a Bear hunt' story. We have also recapped the importance of sharing and being a good friend. The children took time to reflect on their first half term at Nursery and we hope they are looking forward to returning after their well deserved break!


Well done to Arlea and Phoebe who are our stars of the week! They have both been fantastic role models and we are lucky to have such kind, thoughtful friends in our Nursery. 


We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable week off and look forward to seeing you for lots more fun!



Week Ending 12/10

Thank you to all of you who managed to attend our Nursery Welcome Meeting this week. We hope we were able to provide you with some useful information and were able to answer any questions you had. We have uploaded the powerpoint that was used during the meeting to this page for you to refer back to or for any parents who were unable to attend.


Please ensure you have booked a slot for your child's parents evening next week on either Tuesday 16th , Wednesday 17th or Thursday 18th October .


We are starting our new RE topic next week called 'Welcome'. If you could please send in a photo of your child's Baptism we would be very grateful!


A letter has been sent home regarding some Christmas Artwork. If you could please return it by Tuesday 16th October if you would like to enter. 


Well done to Gracie and Finn who were our Stars of the week this week. We hope you have a fantastic time with Bobby the Bulldog & Mason the Meercat! 


Thank you for your continued support, we hope you have a great weekend!

Week Ending 05/10

Thank you to all parents who have returned the reply slips regarding the welcome meeting next week. We look forward to meeting you all on Monday or Wednesday. 


This week the children have been introduced to 'Bobby the Bulldog' & 'Mason the Meercat'. Bobby & Mason will be spending lots of time in our class watching us and they are looking forward to choosing the 'Star of the week' next week! The children are all very excited to be chosen & can't wait for Bobby or Mason to spend the weekend with them.


We had our first PE lesson this week and all of the children behaved brilliantly. They walked to the hall very sensibly and we received lots of comments about how grown up they looked! We enjoyed celebrating the feast of St Francis where we also got to eat some delicious ice-cream. We have practised writing our name & counting to 5. We made owl paintings using our handprints and we all decorated a handprint to collectively make our RE display!


Have a lovely weekend & keep up the great work Nursery! :)

Week Ending 28/09

This week in Nursery we painted our self portraits, learnt about sharing and being kind to others & we discussed all of the things we can do now that we couldn't do when we were a baby. We also spoke about the skills we have developed, what we find tricky and what we would like to get better at doing this year.

The children were shown how to brush their teeth effectively and have all received a toothbrush and some toothpaste! We spoke about the importance of brushing & decided that brushing our teeth when we wake up and before we go to bed is VERY important.


This week children's reading diaries have been sent home. Next week they will be taking home a free choice which you will need to read and discuss with them. You will then return the book the following week and a new one will be sent home. Please feel free to leave a comment which will be checked on their reading day the following week.


If parents could please return the reply slips regarding the Nursery welcome meeting on Monday 8th October/Wednesday 10th October - Thank you.


Have a lovely weekend :)

Week Ending 21/09

The children have settled in fantastically and have really enjoyed their first week in Nursery. They have made new friends and done lots of painting, collages and drawing. They have been learning the days of the week and they have been joining in with Nursery Rhymes and stories. Each day the children are becoming more familiar with the class rules and they are all trying very hard to follow instructions! 


Next week we will be getting to know each other better. Please can you bring in a baby photo of your child. We will be talking about memories and how much we have grown so far!


Thank you for your support, we hope you have a wonderful weekend! 



Week Ending 14/09

We really enjoyed spending some time with you and your children during our drop in sessions. The children were very well behaved and were all settled on Friday when they came in on their own for the very first time! We hope they have lots to tell you about their visit and we look forward to welcoming you all back when they begin their Nursery journey next week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Learning in the Nursery

In the Foundation Stage children learn best through first hand experience, by doing things. We as adults call it play. Play is children's work, and you can help by taking an interest in your child's early achievements. Painting and drawing, junk-modelling and collage are important evidence of their skills and stages of development. When they tell you their news about school they are giving a gift of language and speech so please take time to listen.


We will provide music, games, story sessions, materials for creative activities; opportunities for role-play, pretend games and equipment and expertise for the practice of physical and mental skills. And being a part of a vibrant class we are developing the social skills needed for dealing with life in school such as learning to share adult attention with other children in the class and with each other.


Settling in to Nursery:


Home Visits

In preparation for Nursery either Ms Fox or Mrs Lanteri-Hasani and Mrs Prince will visit you and your child at your home. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions as we learn more about your child by going through a short questionnaire and interacting with your child in a short play session. 


Stay and Play

A pre-arranged one hour session at the Nursery will take place for you and your child so they can familiarise themselves with their new surroundings on Thursday 13th September at 9:00am-10:30am or 1:30pm-2:30pm and get a chance to meet our team of staff. On Friday 14th September there will be a pre-arranged session at the Nursery where you can leave your child to settle at 9:00am-10:30am or 1:30pm-2:30pm. Most children settle in quickly so please be patient as it is worth it in the end.


Entry to the Nursery

A.M- parents come in through the main gate, turn right towards Friary Lane, left through the gate at the front of the school. Walk alongside the building. The Nursery is at the end of the path.


P.M- parents gain entry via the large double gates in Friary Lane. Turn right, the Nursery is at the end of the path. Exit through the main gate is at 3:30pm.



Nursery uniform consisting of a navy tracksuit and red polo shirt with the school logo are available to order online via the school webpage. Please label ALL items of clothing. Footwear should be either red, blue or black suitable for outdoor activities.

NO JEWELLERY should be worn at any time.