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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:


13th September - Children & Parent drop in session

14th September - Children drop in session

17th September - Staggered entry starts

1st October - Full time children begin full days

8th & 10th October - Welcome Meeting

16th, 17th & 18th - Parents Evening

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.