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. The Nursery Team are delighted to speak with you each day about our exciting timetable and curriculum.





The children have been learning about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. They used orange, red and yellow ribbons to dance along to the music 'Flight of the Bumblebee.


Easter Bonnet Parade


Wow! What fantastic Easter bonnets. A big thank you to all of our parents for their support and effort in making Easter bonnets with their children. The children sang their Easter songs beautifully and enjoyed showing their bonnets to their friends.


On Friday we had 3 little chicks visit us in Nursery. Each children carefully stroked them and talked about the noises chicks make. The children absolutely loved looking at and touching the chicks. They talked about how soft their feathers were - what a treat!



We have been continuing our Come and See topic, Growing. The children have been introduced to Lent and that during Lent we think about how we can grow in love. The children have  talked about love and what it means to them. The children have looked at how they can show love when they are at home. They have also come up with ideas of how they can grow in love. Our Come and See display wall now has a Lenten Tree, this shows the children's acts of kindness towards each other.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


We have continued exploring 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. The children produced a story map to help them retell the story and are now confident in orally telling the story. They have also produced their own version of the story. They have thought of different places they could walk through on their hunt.



This week we have started our new Come and See topic, Growing. The children have talked about Spring being the time things start to grow. They have planted cress seeds and are excited to watch them grow.  We also have frogspawn in our class. The children will be observing how they grow and change. The class have also been on a nature walk around the school grounds to observe signs of Spring.

We raised money for CAFOD by having our faces painted. Thank you for your support.

Rejoice celebration


We ended our Gathering topic with a rejoice celebration. The children thanked God for loving them.





Our new topic is Gathering and we will explore how and why we gather together at Mass to worship God. During this topic we explore times we gather together as a class and with our families. We talk about how we feel when we are all together. We also look at how we gather as a Parish Family at Mass and how we welcome each other.



The Three Little Pigs


The children have enjoyed learning the Three Little Pigs story. We have explored building houses using different materials, counting pigs and retelling the story using masks and puppets.



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.