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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”


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Autumn 2017

Our main theme for this half-term (mornings) is:

Marvellous Me

For the first half term we will be focussing on the ‘Prime Areas’ of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development

Religious Education

Creation - thinking about how God created all of us different and special

Our Class Saint: Saint Mary

The Hindu festival of light: Diwali

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Settling in - separating from carer, learning and following class routines

Belonging – to family and school

My family

My favourite things

Communication and Language

‘Show and Tell’ - family photo - favourite toy - favourite stories

Listening and Attention – developing listening and attention skills

‘Full Sentences’ practising speaking in full sentences

Physical Development

Self-care – independence using the toilet – hygiene - washing hands

Handling mark making tools – paint brushes, chunky chalks, pencils


Favourite stories – sharing the children’s favourite stories

Recognising own name

Writing’ name


Reciting numbers to 5 / 10+

Counting objects to 5 / 10+

Understanding the World

Families – different types of families

Autumn - changes

Diwali – the Hindu festival of light

Expressive Arts and Design


Paintings of favourite toys

Autumn pictures

Clay diwa lamps


Nursery do not have homework. All of the children are given a ‘Parent Information’ file, which is updated every week.


The file provides parents and carers with information on what we have been learning/what our main focus will be the following week, and also contains suggestions and ideas for ways you can support your child at home.


Please return the file every Wednesday so that it can be updated and sent out every Thursday.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks for your support,

Miss Knobbs, Mrs Johnston-Jones, Miss Moore & Miss Harvey

Curriculum Plans for RE