NURSERY 2018 - 2019

Miss McGhee


Welcome to Nursery

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We are excited to welcome our Nursery class of 2018 - 2019. We have lots of fun in our Nursery and learn so much in this very special first year at Holy Family Catholic Primary School. Here is some information that you may find useful.


The staff in Nursery are Miss McGhee and Miss Simms. Please talk to any of the Nursery Team if you need to share any information or have any concerns.

Times of the day         

A.M Session - 8.45am -11.45am  

At present we do not have any afternoon Nursery provision.      


It is important that you collect your child on time at the end of the session as children often become distressed if they are collected late. If you are running late, please contact the school office by phoning 0151 7 09 3672.


Breakfast Club        

Breakfast Club is FREE for all children. It starts at 8am each morning. Nursery children who attend breakfast club will be taken to their class at 8.45am.



If your child is ill, please inform us by phoning the school office on 0151 7093672. Please ensure that school has your up to date contact details in case your child is ill during school.



Our children enjoy continuous snack each day. We ask for a contribution of £1 per child per week to make sure this can continue. Snack money needs to be paid in cash please on a Monday morning. Please give to a member of Early Years Staff. 



Please ensure all items of clothing are labelled, including coats and shoes. It is very difficult to identify lost items of clothing if they are not labelled.


Children are not allowed to bring their own toys to Nursery as this can cause upset. However, we love to see things that the children have made at home or have found whilst out and about. These items can be bought into school to share with the rest of the class.


In the EYFS Unit we love to inspire creativity and our modelling area is always a popular area. If you have any recycling materials at home, please pop them into the large box under the shelter.

Stay and Play 

We will be running a stay and play session every Monday afternoon. We will focus on different parts of the Early Years curriculum and have lots of fun so please come and join us. If you would like to enquire about a place at Holy family Nursery or meet the staff and children this is the ideal opportunity. If you can not make the stay and play sessions but would like to find out about our Nurseryb please contact the main office. 



This half term we will be learning about welcoming people to our school and to God’s family through Baptism. We will be role playing baptism ceremonies, writing invitations and making candles in different creative ways. We will also be exploring birthdays as we prepare for Christmas celebrations. We will learn the Nativity story and perform it for our parents.  


We will be reading lots of books about Transport and going places. We will think about the transport we have used and transport we would like to use and make a pictogram of our findings. . Our Talk for writing focus book is called ‘The Train Ride’. We will have a role play train station and hot air balloon in our unit and will be using these for opportunities to read, write and use numbers. We will be reading the story in detail and learning the language of storytelling.


We will be sorting different types of transport counters by type and colour. We will explore money and counting through our Train station role play. This half term we will begin to use the Nuicon we have explored and will begin to recognise each peice and put them in order to 5. In the outdoor area we will be matching large Numicon to their numeral.

Knowledge and understanding the world

We will be learning how different forms of transport move and experimenting with making our own. We will learn about other families and cultures by sharing our experiences. We will explore technology by learning to use the I-pads, internet programmes, cameras and story phones. We will observe our school area as it changes from Autumn to Winter and talk about the changes.


This half term we will be continuing to explore the soft play in our sports hall sessions. We will use it to build, balance and manoeuvre around. We will get lots of exercise in our music sessions as they are in the hall this half term. We will have Funky Fingers task each week to make our fingers strong and improve our fine motor skills. We will use our formation station to make our fingers strong for writing. We will be challenging each other to put coats and shoes on independently in the quickest time.


This half term will give lots of time to being more confident as speakers. We will be encouraging children to speak in small groups and listen to others with respect. We will use disagreements between the children to model and encourage positive problem solving and sharing. We will be building on and strengthening the relationships children have made so far and making new friends as more children begin in our class.  

Expressive arts

We will be exploring lots of art this half term. We will begin by decorating our picture frames and collage our handprints using our new ‘Mister Maker’ area in our unit. We will be painting self portraits and pictures of our own favourite teddy bears. We will represent characters from stories in different ways and use drama to represent stories or our feelings towards them. We will role play in our home corner, car wash, petrol station and through story based small world activities.


Thank you for your support

Miss McGhee & Miss Simms


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Contact the School


Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672