St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

'For with God nothing shall be impossible' Luke 1:37

Langport Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NG

0161 273 3648


Welcome Back!

Our topic in HT1 is'Ourselves'

Nursery Lead/class teacher - Mrs Noor

Class T.A's - Miss Miley, Miss Long, Miss Halpin and Miss Martin

Please remember to keep up to date with 'Evidence Me' for all our latest news. If you do not have access please speak to a member of staff. 


Please queue to the right of the nursery gate.  We still ask that parents do not enter the school grounds

Start 8.40

Finish 3.15pm 

On Fridays we finish at 1.15pm



Reading at school and home

These are the targets we are focusing on:

Understand the five key concepts about print:
• print has meaning
• print can have different purposes
• we read English text from left to right and from
top to bottom
• the names of the different parts of a book
• page sequencing

Engage in extended conversations about stories,
learning new vocabulary.

 This half term we are focusing on stories about families, differences and ourselves. 

Please spend some time at home reading with your child, reading is extremely important in developing language and communication skills. Picture stories help encourage this so please spend 5 minutes reading daily. 


Books will be changed every Friday. 

There is no need for them to come to school everyday!



The Best Part of Me: Children Talk about Their Bodies in Pictures and Words  by Wendy    Elmer by David McKee (9780862642082/Hardback) | LoveReading4Kids 


Writing/Mark making 

These are the targets we are focusing on:

  • write some letters accurately
  • write some or all of their name
  • Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example,
    making snips in paper with scissors.
  • Use a comfortable grip with good control when
    holding pens and pencils.
  • Show a preference for a dominant hand.


We provide lots of opportunities for children to 'mark make' using pencils, crayons, paint brushes, and fingers. We also provide the children with sand, rice, and glitter trays so they can practice making marks and using their fine motor skills to make meaningful pictures. 


We are starting to practise writing our names and also form the letters A and B. 





Number work

These are the targets we are focusing on:

  • Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects, without
    having to count them individually (‘subitising’).
  • Recite numbers past 5.
  • Say one number for each item in order: 1,2,3,4,5.
    Know that the last number reached when counting
    a small set of objects tells you how many there are
    in total (‘cardinal principle’).
  • Show ‘finger numbers’ up to 5.
  • Link numerals and amounts: for example, showing
    the right number of objects to match the numeral,
    up to 5.

We will be focusing on ordering numbers to 5 as well as counting out the right number of objects that go under each number. We will also be  subitising with numbers to 3 (can you get three biscuits, without counting them?  If so you can subitise!), counting out objects one by one, and knowing what number has been counted (cardinal principle) e.g 1, 2,3, 4 - this is number 4. 

At home you can help by going on a number walk.  Where can you find numbers? and which numbers can you find?




Our topics for the year

Term 1 -   Ourselves 

Term 2 -    Traditional Tales

Term 3 -    Under the Sea  

Term 4 -    Dinosaurs 

Term 5 -    Food and Drink

Term 6 -    Animals

How can you help at home?

Click on these links to help your children with their learning:

Count to 10 song

Alphabet - phonics song

Phonics story

Maths games

Rhyming game

Understanding the world activities


 Forest School


Mr Mitchell is qualified Forest School Practitioner.   We share special times around our campfire where we have stories, bake food, make forest art and use tools to make things.  We really need our wellies in school.  We try and go out whatever the weather.





Outdoor/Messy Learning & Packed lunches

We will be spending lots of time outside and investigating different types of materials which might make us a little bit messy, please send in spare clothes with your child everyday.



We have a healthy eating policy in EYFS providing fruit and milk to the children every day. Encourage your child to drink water - it's good for you.  

Please ensure that packed lunches are healthy and nutritious. We have children with nut allergies, so avoid these in packed lunches




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