Nursery 2023 - 2024
WELCOME TO OUR NURSERY
At St Peter's, our Nursery department prides itself on exceptional pastoral care and guidance. Our trained Nursery staff ensure a carefully monitored programme of activities that are focused around improving your child’s learning and development. The early years of a child’s life are crucial. At our Nursery we work hard to make every day special for our young children in preparation for the transition into the main school.
St Peter's Nursery staff monitor the progress of their children through the Early Years Foundation stages (EYFS).
As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we complete work within 7 areas of learning and development. These are divided into prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.)
With access to dedicated facilities both indoor and outdoors, staff create a learning bond that allows children to grow and develop safely, reassuring parents that their child is in a safe learning environment and will be academically confident as they transition into mainstream education.
Welcome back after the half term holiday, it has been wonderful listening to all the lovely things the children have been doing during their weeks break. They have all returned with a very positive learning attitude and ready for the busy half term ahead.
Our topic this half term is ‘Tradition Tales’. We start this topic off with ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ followed by ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Children will be acting out the stories helping to develop their speaking and listening skills. Throughout this term we will continue to listen to stories, sing nursery rhymes, learn to recognise numbers 1-10, counting a number of objects and learning to write our names. These are all things that children should be practising at home.
In RE we are starting the topics 'Stories Jesus Told’ and 'Easter'. We will be listening to stories that Jesus told others. We will also be learning why Christians celebrate Easter and why it is an important time of year for Christians. There will also be another visit to the lovely St. Chad’s church in Rochdale.
We will continue to send a ‘Home Learning Challenge’ each week and a weekly library book for the children to share with their family. Reading with your children is very important as they learn new words and it helps to improve their literacy skills.
Don’t forget to regularly check the school website for photos and videos of your children enjoying their learning at St. Peter's Nursery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery team.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Nursery: Gallery items
St Peter's Pebbles Playground Assembly, by Mrs Brandwood
Chinese New Year in Nursery, by Mrs Andrews