Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to St Cyprian’s.

Hello parents,

Welcome to St Cyprian’s, we have put together a quick video for you explaining what will be happening tomorrow for our meeting, please share this video with your children, we look forward to seeing you all.

Video for new Parents.

Nursery Team.






Goodbye nursery!


Message from Mrs Herne



Dear Parents of children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6,
As you are aware, the government is asking primary schools to welcome back children from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from the week commencing 1st June and we are currently making plans for this.
To this end, I am asking parents to complete the short questionnaire for each child in the year groups above on the attached link by Tuesday 19th May.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Mantilas​



New Online Phonics Lessons from Monday 27 April

Dear Parents,

The government have announced new daily phonics lessons which start on Monday 27th April. These can be found at


These lessons follow the phonics scheme Letters and Sounds which is used by some schools. Although we use the Read Write Inc scheme here at St Cyprian’s please also feel free to use this new resource.

The Read Write Inc lessons can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

but please note that lessons are only available for 24 hours.


20th March 2020

Home Learning During Closure

We hope you are all well and keeping you and your family safe.

Here are few things you can do at home with the children based on the learning and topics they could be missing out on.

  • Purple Mash are offering free access to their online learning platform at the moment. Please use your username and password located in the children home learning books.
  • Continue mark making with the children, especially writing their name using the formation sheet we sent home.
  • Watch the Easter story and reinforce the reason we will be celebrating Easter in a couple of weeks. We have been learning this in class and the children have enjoyed the introduction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ
  • Read/watch the following traditional stories with the children: The 3 little pigs/The 3 Billy goats gruff/Goldilocks and the three bears/Jack and the beanstalk/The enormous turnip and Chicken Licken. Talk about the stories and the morals within them.
  • Explore farm/zoo and ocean animals. Thinking about where they live, what they do and what they look like etc. animal-habitats-powerpoint

Here are a couple of activity packs/sheets that are very useful and you and your children will enjoy.


Shape sheets

Shape game

Reading review

Phonics booklet

Number book


I would like to thank you for all your support over the year so far, Mrs Herne.

13th March 2020

Dinosaurs – Time

This week we have been learning:

About time and things that happen over time. We read a story called ‘Dinosaur time’ which took the little boy back to the time dinosaurs lived. We explored the sand timers and looked at which ones would run out first/last. We looked at our weekly timetable and spoke about when we have music, Greek and PE. We spoke about how long it would take for our caterpillars to grow into butterflies and finally looked at the clock and what a clock is for.

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds:

  • v – down the wing, up the wing.
  • w – down, up, down, up.
  • y – down the horn, up the horn, under his chin.

We have also started blending sounds together to make words.

In science we have started thinking about springtime, looking at what we will see, what will happen and how things grow. We have planted some bulbs and seeds and we are going to see what happens to them if we look after them. We know that plants need water, sun and time to help them grow.

We have also started thinking about Easter and why we celebrate it. This will continue over the next few weeks. 

Next week we will be:

  • Thinking about food dinosaurs eat.
  • Talking about size and counting using dinosaurs resources.
  • Learning the last of our sounds, qu/x/nk/ng
  • Learning about mothers day.

How you can help at home:

  • Please practise your children’s lines at home ready for the assembly.
  • Practise writing the sounds that we have been learning.
  • Please support the children with the recognition of 2D shapes.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

6th March 2020

Dinosaurs – Eggs

This week we have been learning:

About eggs! We read ‘Tom and the dinosaur egg’. We have been exploring what kinds of animals come from an egg and we have been making predictions as to what might be inside the egg that has been found in our classroom!! 

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds:

  • sh – shhhh says the horse to the hissing snake.
  • r – down his body and curl his arm.
  • j – down his body, dot for his head.

We have also started putting sounds together to make words.

In maths this week we have been thinking about size and finding the right size eggs for different sized dinosaurs. We ahve also been exploring symmetry and learning about the picture being the same on both sides. We used pictures and cut them in half to check if they were symmetrical or not. We also explored symmetry at the painting table. We also learnt about the number 20 using number blocks to help us.

In Re this week we have been celebrating Clean Monday by flying our kites, we have also learnt the story of Adam and Eve and the first family. We spoke about our families and that families are a group of people that care for each other, we then decided that we were a family and we drew a picture with everybody from our class for everyone to see. 

In science this week we explored thick and thin, the best way to do this was by painting and using different size paint brushes. 

Next week we will be:

  • Time, through a Dinosaur story.
  • Learning the sounds v, y and w and starting to blend sounds to make words.
  • Counting and looking at a clock face.
  • Spring

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing using the formation given to you at parents consultations.
  • Combining sets of numbers and finding a total.
  • Explore spring at home and when you are outside.

Thank yo for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe.

28th February 2020


This week we have been learning:

About dinosaurs. Each week we will be learning something new about dinosaurs and this week we have been learning about where dinosaurs live and how they behave. We read a story called ‘Dinosaur chase’, we learnt where the dinosaurs live, how they behave and what dinosaurs can do. We explored dinosaurs in the sand, made our own dinosaurs at the creative table and have been drawing our own dinosaur pictures.

In phonics this week we have been learning:

  • e – cut through the egg and scoop around
  • l – down the long leg
  • h – down his body and over his back

We have also continued exploring sounds we make with our bodies and voices.

In maths this week we re-visited 2D shape and described what they look like. We have been counting how many sides/edges and points/corners they have. We also made our own 2D shapes using the peg boards.

In RE this week we have been learning about Clean Monday. We read a story which explained about lent and how we celebrate the start of lent. We made pancakes on shrove Tuesday and made our own kites for us the fly on Clean Monday, 2nd March 2020.

In science this week we read ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. We then spoke about caterpillars and what they grow into! We will be exploring this more next week.

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about eggs, dinosaur and springtime.
  • Exploring symmetry.
  • Celebrating Clean Monday.
  • Introducing springtime.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing and exploring the sounds that we have learnt so far.
  • Playing games with numbers, talking about what happens when you take amounts away and add them.
  • Practise the lines for our class assembly.
  • Read/watch ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ and talk about the changes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Messages home:

  • Thank you for your support and wishes at my exciting news, I am looking forward to this happy time in my life and your support means a lot.
  • Parents consultations will be next week, Monday 2nd March/Thursday 5th March, please don’t forget to book your appointment. This can be done online or through the office.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe.