In Nursery we love to learn outside which is where we spend most of our time, exploring our school grounds and local community. Don't forget to dress for the weather and bring lots of spares in a bag. We use lots of resources from the world around us to develop our understanding of lots of different concepts, we love singing songs and reading stories too!
In Nursery there are lots of different adults who are here to help you and chat to your adults about any worries too! Please feel free to contact us at the bottom of this page or at drop off or pick up time. Mrs Laws is our Teacher, Mrs Steadman, Miss Hocking and Mrs Scott are our Teaching Assistants and we also have Mr Chirnside, Shelley and Abby who work with us in Nursery too.
See you soon!
The Nursery Team
Meet the staff
Hi! I am Mrs Laws, I am our EYFS Lead and Nursery Teacher. I am very excited to be teaching in nursery again! I have taught in lots of different classes but mainly in early years which is my favourite area of school to teach in! In my spare time I love spending time outdoors with my family, walking my dog Bella and eating lots of cake!
Hey there, I am Mrs Steadman. I have worked at Catchgate for almost 9 years, across the school. I am looking forward to starting my second year working in early years. In my spare time I enjoy going for walks and eating good food with my young family. I love being outdoors in all weathers and look forward to getting to know you all better.
Hello I am Mrs Scott. I love rubgy!! It is my favourite sport and I love to watch my favourite team St Helens. I have 1 pet cat called Jonas who I love to cuddle and he loves to climb! I love reading Harry Potter books too. I have two boys, one who has just became a teacher and the other who is studying for his A-Levels.
Hi Everyone, my name is Shelley. I am the 2 Year room lead but can't wait to start working with you on an afternoon! I love setting up messy play activities and using our whole bodies to explore, exploring gloop is my favourite! In my spare time I spend time with my family and watch one of my little boys play football, where I usually spend the time collecting natural resources to make things for our classrooms. I love eating pizza too!!
Hello, I am Abby! I usually work in the 2 Year room but will be joining you in nursery on an afternoon, reading stories are my favourite- I can wait to help put on shows using the puppets! I have a dog called Bella who I love taking for long walks and climbing mountains with- in all weathers! I love to dance and will often help put on shows when we're playing outside!
We play out in all weathers. Please ensure that your child has a full set of spares, including socks and underwear, so that children can change if they're wet or muddy. Please send puddlesuits and PE kits into school as soon as possible.
We have lots of exciting things happening this half term.
EVERY WEEK (not on during last week of half/term)
Thursday 11:20 Nursery Rhyme sing along AM children
Friday 2:50 Nursery Rhyme sing along PM children and 30 hours
Dates for diary
Thursday 20th April – a.m. phototronics group photos
Friday 5th May – Coronation theme day
Wednesday 24th May – break up 😁
Monday 5th June – back to school
Living In The Natural World
We are learning all about plants and animals this half term.
In Art we are learning all about sculptures, creating minibeast out of clay.
We will be learning all about growing and changes in animals and the seasons.
In science we are learning all about living things, how to care for plants and naming minibeasts and how to identify habitats.
We will also be learning the names of parts of plants and begin to identify some trees and local flowers.
In Maths we are focusing in on 2D shape names and features along with continuing to develop our counting skills.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is our text this half term.
King Charles III- Coronation Theme Day
WOW- Minibeast hunts
We have been making fabulous marks to represent our innovated story map- Fox's Walk
We have been using our senses to explore fruit and make fruit wands in DT. We loved this topic so much it led to fruit being used in other areas of learning too.
In maths we have used fruit to help us with our number recognition and careful counting. In literacy we have been mark making and create fruit pictures.
Fruit tasting was so much fun, here is what some of the children have said;
"Oh this melon is so juicy." Rosie
"I actually like it, its really yummy!" Seth was surprised to find out he liked a new fruit.
Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.
Whole School Theme
Article of the Week
Staying Healthy - Keeping Fit
Article 25 – review of the treatment of care
Staying Healthy - Eating Well
Article 24 – health and health services
Chinese New Year
Article 13 – freedom of expression
Keepping Safe Online
Article 17 - access to media and information
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Article 39 - recovery from trauma
Friends and Family - Valentine's Day
Article 5 - parental guidance and a child's evolving capabilities.
Educate and Celebrate
Article 2 - non discrimination
Looking after the environment
Article 8 - preservation of identity
British Science Week
Article 3 - best interests of the child
International Day of Forests
Article 6 - life, survival and development
Article 14 - freedom of thought, belief and religion
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