Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
Tel: 0161 3436070 Email: Twitter: ParochialCofE

Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.

Growing Together in God

Welcome to our Nursery page | St. Edward's Catholic Primary School

Welcome to Nursery

Firstly, it's lovely to welcome you to Parochial I hope you're as excited to get going as I am.

My name is Mrs Orchard and I will be your child's Nursery teacher this year. Mrs Salkeld, will be with us daily working with your child as our fabulous Teaching Assistant.

It is so lovely to see everybody back at school, our bubble is full of smiley faces and ready to learn!

This half term is all about getting to know each other and recognising our own fantastic qualities the topic name is 'All About Me'. We will share our summer activity bags and talk about our feelings, worries and the exciting things to come, as our educational journey moves on.

Please let me take this opportunity to assure you that your child's safety and happiness is paramount to the staff at Parochial and we are following government guidance regarding Covid-19.

Please do not hesitate to contact school with any concerns or queries.

Mrs Orchard 




Your child is entitled to free milk up until they are 5 years old. Please click on the picture above and fill in your details.


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Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments

Keep an eye out for information being sent out about our online learning journey 'Tapestry'

Remember you can watch your child's learning journey through our online journal, Tapestry.

Please follow the link above to view your child's account or even add your own observations from home.

You can upload observations from home. We would love to see some of your child's home achievements.

If you have not yet registered your e mail, please speak to a member of the Foundation Team. 

Tapestry is used daily to record observations of your child's progress and development. We link it to the Early Years outcomes and once it has been posted you can see your own child's learning journey.


We can activate Tapestry by inputting your email address and then sending you an activation code. Once you have received this and clicked on the link you will then be able to view all the fantastic learning your child is completing daily.


Just like you, Tapestry enables me to observe your child's learning and progress. Please upload any learning or special moments your child carries out at home. I can use any observations uploaded by yourselves to link learning objectives and characteristics of effective learning that your child meets. Observations are how we assess your children daily in class to ensure they are making progress.


Numberblocks - The Numbers of Friendship | Learn to Count - YouTube

We follow the Number Blocks scheme of learning in maths, you can familiarise your child with this by watching episodes on Cbeebies 


Read Write Inc

We follow Read Write Inc scheme for phonics. Your children will learn to form each letter correctly using special rhymes

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Topic Autumn 1

All About Me Book For Preschool and Kindergarten - YouTube

This half term our Topic to begin our school year will be 'all about me!'

We will be getting to know each other, learning names, likes and dislikes and our new routines.  

We will be learning about who we live with and our extended family, building replicas of our homes and discussing the world around us.

We will also be looking at what keeps us healthy and what we need to survive.




Oxford Reading Buddy 

We will be sending out logins for Oxford Reading Buddy, here you will be able to access a range of online books to read with your child, at the end of the book they can take a quiz and earn badges. I can keep an eye on your child's progress and watch them moving up the chart.