Our Lady and St Swithin's

Catholic Primary School

Love, Live and Learn

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Love, Live and Learn


Welcome to Nursery class at Our Lady and St Swithin's.


We strive to lay a good foundation for the childrens' future, by providing a secure and stimulating environment that encourages your childs' curiosity and interest to develop.


Playing together, children learn to co-operate and to care for each other, whilst developing confidence in themselves and their abilities through the many activities both indoors and outdoors. Mrs Hamilton and Ms Seker and are delighted to speak with you each day about our exciting timetable and curriculum.


This month our big topic is Birthdays and we will explore and prepare for the birthday of Jesus.


We also are continuing to develop of Talk for Writing strategies having fun with one of our favourite stories-The Jolly Postman. We will also have our own craft stay and play day, visit Farmer Teds to see Santa and his reindeers.

If you are visiting watch out for the Elf on the Shelf he is on special watch......  

If you are interested in 30 hours please speak with Mrs Hamilton.

Thank you.





Happy New Year 2019

In January we begin our new topic about celebrating and celebrations.

We start January with our own surprise New Year party in Nursery with lots of fun, joy and dancing. During this month we will look at the months of the year, birthdays, winter weather and listen and write many stories including the Presentation, The Star and Going on a Bear Hunt.

Children will also be continuing to work on Phase 1 and 2 phonics and numbers to 20.


Who Am I ? I am a Child of God

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Come and see how and what we are doing. All are welcome in this place.

Whoose Birthday ?

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Nursery focused on the birthday of Jesus-listening and retelling His story and finding out about Advent and Christmas traditions.

Festive Fun at Farmer Teds

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Adventure and laughter all the way

The Gingerbread Man

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We have been learning about the gingerbread man and using lots of talking before we write. The children have acted out the story, created story maps and added their own characters and endings. They have even created a new animal called a moonicorn which is cross between a cow,horse and unicorn. Great imagination and amazing storytelling 😁👍🥣⭐️

Catch Me If you Can

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Our innovated Gingerbread Man story

Sad ending to our Gingerbread story

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The children focused on the river scene and why he was afraid of melting.Using some expert critical thinking and experiments they watched him disintegrate. They tried to make a variety of bridges for him-inside and out- but it was too late to save him.


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Week 2 in nursery-what fun we had .Watch out for those evil peas !

Pirate jelly

RE - Celebrating

Chinese New Year Celebrations

People Who Help Us

For this topic we had a hospital role play and visits from the police and fire service

RE - Waiting - For our RE topic we discussed how we are waiting and preparing for Jesus' birth. We talked about Christmas being Jesus' birthday so we had a birthday party in class, we performed our Nativity and a wonderful time preparing our classroom for Christmas and Jesus' birthday.

RE - Welcome. As part of our welcome topic we discussed how we have been welcomed into school, our families and our church families. We wrote a welcome card to a friend in class. invited a new Mum in to talk to us about how she welcomed her son and Reception acted out a Baptism for us to watch!

RE - Myself. As part of our Myself topic we looked made self-portraits, discussed the importance of our name and why we are special.