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Welcome to Nursery 


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 smiley

  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!


Miss Hocking

Summer Updates

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.

Summer Dates

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

We have been making fabulous marks to represent our innovated story map- Fox's Walk

Fabulous Fruit 


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. 

"What's this? Kiwi? That's funny." Questioned Cody-Lee

"It's nice, more please." Joey really liked the crunchy pomegrante

"Eee it's making my tongue fizzy." Zara wasn't a fan of the lemon. 


Take a look at our fruit related learning below...

Chopping fruit with one handed tools - making fruit wands

Library Visit - 23.01.23

Creating a house using small scale and large scale for a traditional tale character.

You Choose

This week we have been linking all our learning to our story, You Choose. We have been taking part in daily votes, making choices based on pages from the book to lead our jobs in setting. 

On Monday we voted on- Which activity in PE we would like to do?

Tuesday we voted on- What food would you eat (purchase and make) if you were hungry? 

On Wednesday we chose- What house would you live in (and create)?




Take a look at our exciting week below, we have enjoyed being able to take the lead!


Rights Respecting Schools in the Spring term!


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

Mrs Laws

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