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All Saints Catholic Collegiate


Welcome to Nursery at St Maria Goretti

Nursery Staff Mrs Stone, Mrs Bowyer, Miss Preece

 Settling in presentation - Autumn 2019

 Religious Education: 

  • Creation
  • God The Father
  • God’s Family
  • Advent


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning to

  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
  • Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community
  • Seek out others to share experiences

Physical Development:

We will be learning to

  • Show control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
  • to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
  • Imitate drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines.
  • observes the effects of activity on their bodies


Communication and Language:

We will be learning to

  • Follow simple instructions
  • Listen to our adults and our friends
  • to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions
  • Build up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of our experiences.
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e,g, ‘This box is my castle




We will be learning to

  • Suggest how the story might end.
  • Listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.
  • Describe main story settings, events and principal characters
  • Distinguish between the different marks we make
  • Gives meaning to marks as we draw and paint

Maths Number

We will be learning to

  • Make comparisons between quantities.
  • Use some language of quantities, such as ‘more’ and ‘a lot’. •
  • Know that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away.
  • Recite numbers in order to 10.
  • Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.


Maths Shape, Space and Measure

We will be learning to

  • Understand some talk about immediate past and future, e.g. ‘before’, ‘later’ or ‘soon’
  • Show interest in shapes in the environment
  • Begin to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’


Understanding The World

We will be learning to

  • Understand that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others
  • Talk about significant events in our own experience
  • Show interest in different occupations and ways of life
  • talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects
  • Show skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.


Expressive Arts and Design

We will be learning to

  • Tap out simple repeated rhythms
  • Use various construction materials
  • Engage in imaginative role-play based on our own first-hand experiences.
  • Uses available resources to create props to support role-play




Important information: 

We love to learn outside in ALL weather! So please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat and wellies in school at all times so they do not miss out. Please ensure that your child is in a warm coat with gloves and a hat available at all times.

Accidents happen, so it is important that all children have a spare set of clothes along with wet wipes in a plastic bag, named and on their pegs.

Please ensure that you read with your child at least 3 times per week and that you sign and comment in their reading diary when you do so.