St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Ducklings & Robins

Term 4

Nursery Project:  Different occupations

This term we are learning about different occupations and our nursery children are enjoying role-playing in the bakery and on the construction site!

Our focus story is the 3 Little Pigs.  We will be exploring materials looking at their properties and textures and using straws, sticks and bricks to paint with.

As Easter approaches we will be learning and practicing some Easter songs, looking at eggs and chicks, and making some tasty Easter treats.

TERM 3

Reception Project: What happens when I fall asleep?

Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time as me? Explore these questions and more in this project about night time.

Possible lines of enquiry include:
• bedtime routines
• the Moon and stars
• nocturnal animals
• people who work at night
• the importance of sleep and rest

Nursery Project: 'Bears'

This term, our topic in nursery is all about bears. We have been focusing our work around a story called ‘Whatever Next!’ It is about a bear who wants to fly to the moon in a space rocket.

 The children are talking about the story ‘Whatever Next!’ They are using story props to help re-tell the story.

 

The children are using key story cards to help them to tell the story. The children are also learning how to read the text with friends.

The children are having fun moving their bears using positional language e.g. up, down, in, out, under, through etc.

 The children are enjoying making rockets using wooden bricks, wearing space helmets, whilst chanting 10, 9, 8 … blast off!

This display is based on the story ‘Whatever Next!’ The children printed stars using straws. They printed the rockets using squares and triangle shapes and collage materials.

Term 2

Reception Project: Will you read me a story?

Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

Nursery Project: 'Festivals' and 'Dark and Light'

This term we will be learning about festivals and celebrations.  Using and developing our 5 senses to explore fireworks, finding out about Diwali by making diva lights and Rangoli patterns and of course learning about and experiencing Christmas celebrations.  We will also be thinking about Light and Dark and the changing seasons

Term 1

Reception Project: Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

This term we will be investigating why squirrels hide their nuts! Why do hedgehogs hibernate? These are just some of the questions we will be exploring in our project about the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter. 

During our first week however, we have simply enjoyed welcoming the children into Reception and settling them in!

 

Nursery Project: All About Me!

We are helping children to learn through play and develop the positive mindset of "look what I can do".  We are celebrating and praising the children's achievements.   In a few weeks' time we will be talking about when we were babies and the children will explore how much they have grown and changed over the first 3 or 4 years of their lives.  We are looking forward to seeing lots of baby photos and welcoming real babies into nursery!