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St Mary's R.C. Primary School


Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ


01617 894532




“We Respect, We Value, We Share” 

Topics & Themes for the Year 

Phonics scheme

We have been so busy in Nursery this term! We have been trying so hard to follow the rules and learn where everything goes in our classroom.


We went on an Autumn walk and found a special friend. His name was Huffy the Hedgehog! We took him into our classroom and looked after him. He only wanted us to use little voices. Huffy did not have a home, so we worked together to build a home for him.

He loved all of the different homes. We had to think of one thing that we liked about our home and tell Mrs Bates.



Welcome to Nursery and the start of an exciting new school year! We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday. We have had a great start so far this term getting to know our new friends and finding our way around our new classroom.


We thought it would be useful to tell you about some of the things that we do in Nursery class and how you can best support your child. We will be offering parent information sessions on Wednesday 26th September. These are designed to help inform you a little more about what is happening this year. Further information regarding these sessions will follow shortly. Your involvement and interest in your child’s education is most welcomed and encouraged.



Thank you for all the effort, which has gone into preparing your child for the start of the new term. Please ensure that you label all clothing with your child’s name, including shoes.


Water bottles

The children so far have been very good at remembering to bring a water bottle into school each day. We encourage them to have a drink of water on a regular basis throughout the morning and afternoon.


Collecting and dropping off

Please can you ask your child to stay with you in the morning and not play with the foundation stage equipment. The playground area is small and very busy especially in the mornings and accidents can easily happen.


Nursery fund

Can I thank the Parents who have kindly donated towards the Nursery fund. The generosity of your voluntary donations is much appreciated and helps to enrich the Nursery curriculum. This can be paid online using parent pay £40 for the year. If you wish to pay in smaller instalments please speak to Mrs Knox in the office. 

Home time safe guarding procedures

If you are unable to collect your child at the end of the day, it is essential that you have introduced us to the other friends and family that will be coming to school, or alternatively provide us with a password that can be used by anyone collecting your child.


Christmas nativity play

Tuesday 18th December at 2:15pm and Wednesday 19th December at 9:15am

Parents, grandparents, carers are all welcome to come to the Foundation stage Christmas production in the school hall. I am aware how important this event is and ask you to put it in your calendars now! I will send out more details about costumes nearer the time.


Tissues/baby wipes

Finally we would be very grateful for any donations of tissues/baby wipes as we do get through a lot of these throughout the day in Nursery.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to ask.