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Nightingale Academy

St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary School

Shine bright your light (Matthew 5 : 14-15)

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Welcome to Early Years at St Thomas Cantilupe

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Our Early Years team welcome children from 2 years old into our caring, special nursery. Children move onto Reception in the year in which they are 5 and the whole team work together to support each child's individual needs and interests. Learning in the Early Years is built on, over time, until children leave us in Y6. Our extensive grounds, city centre location, Christian ethos, forest school and experienced staff alongside innovative teaching make St Thomas a wonderful place for your child to start their education. Do get in touch for a personal tour and a conversation with our team.
Reception Class 

Our topics for this year are ‘Marvellous Me', 'Come Outside' and 'Magic Memories'.  In the first term in Reception we aim to find out all about the children. We will look at stories as part of our Talk for Writing approach.  Through this approach, the children will learn a simplified version of a story that they will soon be able to retell all on their own. During the first term, we want the children to explore their new environment and learn new skills that they can then develop over the year. Over the course of the year we will be inviting different people in to work with the children in small groups. First up, we have linked with a local woodwork teacher who has very kindly offered to show the children how to use the woodwork bench that he made for us and to teach the children how to use the tools correctly. 


In the event of being required to offer remote learning, Class R pupils, should follow the remote learning timetable for the relevant week. Teachers will use Seesaw to communicate with your child about their learning and suggest suitable tasks, activities and links to supplement those outlined in the remote learning plan.  Most tasks can be completed online or through the use of pencil and paper. For tasks where you may require a printer, but are unable to access one or you have problems getting online,   feel free to ask us for further support by contacting the office. Remember to make sure you include time for looking after your health and wellbeing. Stay safe.  

Access Remote Learning

Please login on to your Seesaw account to view, download and complete the activities for the week.


In your Seesaw class you will be able to access:

  • the weekly timetable and announcements 
  • lesson content and resources which are scaffolded and modelled by the teachers
  • links to supporting resources and interactive tools tailored to support you
  • updates and messages from your teachers and teaching assistants
  • tools to ask questions and receive feedback on your learning
  • teacher guided opportunities to interact with peers 
  • materials to support wellbeing

I need help with my tasks

If you need more guidance or have a query regarding the learning tasks please send a message to the admin team via the contact form. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Stories and Rhymes to Share


Useful websites to support learning at home


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Nightingale Academy

St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary School

Shine bright your light (Matthew 5 : 14-15)

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