St Francis CofE Primary School



Welcome to Nursery

Mrs Jeffery

Mrs Leach and Mrs Fry


Nur - 13.12.18 - Roves Farm Nur.pdf


Nativity Performances

Sign up sheets for the Nursery Nativity performances will go up on the nursery fence on Thursday 22nd November. To accommodate as many people as possible it has been decided that you may split your seating over the two days, for example you can have 2 seats each performance or all on one day. Siblings that sit on an adults lap do not require a seat. There will not be space for prams or buggies inside but you can leave them in the garden.

If your child does not usually attend on these days but you would like them to take part please let Mrs Jeffery know.

Your child will bring home a note detailing any clothing they may require for the performances on their first session the week beginning 26th November. We aim to keep it simple and each child will require a t-shirt and joggers/leggings in a particular colour depending on what they would like to be, for example white for an angel or grey for a donkey. 


Term 2 2018

Term 2 is going to be a busy one. We will be celebrating Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, St Andrew's Day and Christmas. If your family has anything to share we would love to see or hear about it.

As part of a secret project the children will be doing later in the term we would like each of them to bring in an empty family sized glass jar complete with it's lid. Please send in by Friday 30th November.

We will be starting P.E this term, on Friday's. If your child attends on this day they will require black shorts or jogging bottoms, a pale blue T-shirt and trainers. Everything needs to have their name on it and be in a bag. Please ensure it is in nursery by Thursday 15th November.

We will also be starting Forest School. This will be on a Thursday, starting Thursday 15th November. Your child will need to come to nursery in all weather clothing on this day as we will go to the forest in all weather! If they wish to wear their own welly boots please label. We have lots of welly boots in nursery and a few all weather outfits if you forget.

Library books. Please return these by a Wednesday so that we can change on a Thursday. If your child is not in on a Thursday please bring on their last session each week and we will change then.

If you have not made a contribution to snack money yet we politely ask that you do so in order that we can start cookery with the children. This is an important and exciting activity for the children.

If you have not returned your child's Learning Journey  or My Story Book please do asap.

Dates for your diary


13th-15th November- Wear odd socks to school day. Donations for the NSPCC.

16th November- Children In Need. Children can come dressed in Pudsey items or as something they want to be when they grow up. 

21st November- Individual Photos

6th/7th December- Nativity for family. Robins-10am   Starlings- 2pm

This will be in the nursery. Please enter via Nursery gate.  As we have limited space we will be doing two performances and will be limiting attendance to four people per child. A sign up list will go up nearer the time for you to choose which one session you will attend

13th December- Visit to Roves Farm. Your child will need to be in nursery by 8.30 am so that we can register and visit the toilet! We will be back by 2.45pm. Your child will require a packed lunch including 2 non- fizzy drinks. Please label.

18th December- Children's Christmas party. We will provide food. Children can wear party clothes.

20th December- Christmas lunch. If you would like your child to have a Christmas lunch please pay via Parent pay. Meals cost £2.05.

21st December- Last day. Nursery will close at 13.30pm in line with the rest of the school.


12/11/18 - Thank you to everyone who was able to come to Stay & Play at the end of Term 1. The children enjoyed sharing what they do during their sessions. We hope they are enjoying bringing home a book to share with you. Please return books on a Wednesday so that we can change them on a Thursday.



25/9/18 - If you have any clean egg boxes you do not need, please can you send them into Nursery the week beginning Monday 1st October. The children will be making crocodiles! Thank You.




Topic Web Term 1 2018

We are now into our second week and all children have settled very well. They are busy getting to know one another as well as the adults. Great fun has been had exploring both indoors and outdoors and Roland the rabbit has had lots of cuddles! Please ensure your child has weather appropriate clothing in nursery as they will go outdoors in all weathers. We have a selection of wellington boots but they are welcome to bring in their own. Please label.


Below you will find a list of dates for your diaries for the next two terms. Further dates will be added as soon as we arrange activities so please check here regularly as well as looking at the noticeboard in nursery.

 24th September - Children start full time.
 23rd/24th/25th October - Play & Stay.
You are invited to spend time with your child on one of these sessions.  A sign up sheet will go up nearer the time.
16th October - Parents meetings       (15.30-18.30)
17th October - Parents meetings       (08.45- 18.30)
6th December - Nativity.


General Information 

Children will need:

  • Named water bottle with water only - no juice in line with healthy schools award.
  • Complete change of clothes -  including old daps if possible, in drawstring bag. Name all items please.
  • "My Story" book and box.
  • Waterproof coat and closed in shoes - no flipflops or open toe sandals please. Name all items please.
  • PE kit after half term.

Children will not need snacks or wellies as all of these are provided. Please continue to support your child in putting on coats and shoes independently so that he/she is confident and is able to make the most of the time for playing and learning.

In our first few weeks we will be getting to know your child and developing secure relationships with him/her, playing lots of fun games, sharing songs and finding out about their interests.