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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'
'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'


Welcome to Genesis Class

Our Class Teacher is: Miss Whittaker

     Our Nursery Nurse is Mrs Barber






Welcome to the Nursery web page. 


On this page you will find information about what the children have been learning and ideas for supporting their learning at home.


This page will be updated each Friday. 

Dates for the Diary


13th October at 2.30pm-Early Essence workshop with Miss Demiray


14th October at 2.15pm-Stay and Play


21st October Parent Consultations

Our Daily Prayers - Please continue, every day

                 Please remember to check the weekly school newsletter.

15th October 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,


Thank-you for attending the 'Stay and Play', yesterday. The children were very excited to see you and I can assure you that it is normally a lot calmer during our everyday Nursery (apart from when singing and dancing!) The children really like seeing you in their learning environment and it helps to give you a taste of Nursery life. We will hold another 'Stay and Play', next half term.


Thank-you so much for the many donations that we have received. They are very much appreciated and I can assure you that the money gets spent wisely. 


Next Thursday we will be having Parent Consultations. On this day your child MUST be collected at 1.15pm. Please be prompt. 


This week we have been talking about how God knows our name and that God loves us very much. We shared a story from the bible 'Let the children come to me' and we looked at some pictures of Jesus with children. We talked about how each and everyone of us is beautiful and special in the eyes of Jesus. The children were also introduced to a story named 'Mixed'. This is a great one for talking with younger children about our diverse society. We talked about our families and how are families are similar or different. The children were encouraged to draw a picture of their family.


On Thursday the children made some playdough that they brought home. Please practice squeezing and balling the dough. Playdough is really good for developing fine motor muscles. 


We have continued to develop our cutting skills. The children have access to scissors in the setting, along with different tools that can be used with paper. Please continue to develop scissor use at home. You can even use scissors with the playdough your child brought home. 


We have continued with the spider theme, sharing rhymes and stories. We changed the words to 'One elephant went out to play' and we are encouraging the children to show the correct number of fingers for quantities 1-5. Please continue with this learning at home.


Apologies, today I forgot to give your child a slip that will allow you to see your child's school photo, online. I will give these out on Monday. Please check this online. 


Have a great weekend


Miss Whittaker



8th October 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,


This week we have been continuing our learning about Spiders and the world that God created. The children have worked really hard to make their own spider and we focused on their use of scissors, as they cut their spider legs to the size they wanted. We also introduced the use of a glue spatula (spreader) and talked about wiping off the excess glue before taking it from the pot (we did the same with paint brushes). It would be great if you could continue using child friendly scissors at home, making snips into paper or cutting around simple shapes. 


We are continuing to sing nursery rhymes and we are sharing the non-fiction spider book. Did you know that some spiders can walk on water?


What do you like about the world that God created was a question that we asked the children this week. Maybe you could ask your child this question at home. 


This week we did a Wow shout out for last weeks Home-Wow work. What wonderful work. Well done to grown-ups for writing down what your child said whilst drawing. It really helps when we are sharing the work. 


Just a reminder that

-Book Bag Bundles are given out each Monday and we ask them to be returned on the Thursday of the same week

-Home-Wow books are given out on Friday and we expect them to be returned by the following Tuesday.

-Only stud earrings are to be worn in school. 

-Next week there is an Early Essence meeting (this is our online tool for sharing your child's learning, through videos and photos) on Wednesday, in the school hall at 

-We have our first Stay and Play on Thursday 14th October, from 2.15pm. We will open the Early Years gate at this time. 'Stay and Play' is an opportunity for you to come into Nursery to share your child's learning experiences and to let them show you what they like to do. This is not a time to discuss your child's progress. You are welcome to bring younger siblings but they will be your responsibility. Please, if you know that you will not make 'Stay and Play' tell your child in advance and us. This will help them to adjust if they know that you are not coming. 


Today your child has brought home two letters. One is regarding applying for a Primary School place (this is so important. Your child does not yet have a Reception place) and the other is regarding a voluntary contribution.


Have a happy weekend


Miss Whittaker


1st October 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,


We did it. We made it through the first full time week in Nursery and the children did so well. Today we even ventured up to the hall for a short PE session and they attended their first music session with Mrs Coleman. 


This week we have been learning the rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider' and the children have been introduced to a book with the characters, 'Itchy Nitchy Spider', 'Tutti Frutti Spider', 'Hippy Hoppy Spider' to name a few. All climbing up different parts of a house and experiencing different weathers. Ask your child what they remember from this book. We will continue to share it next week.


We have shared a non-fiction book about Spiders, to find out a little more. Did you know that spiders have pale blue blood and that they have little claws on the end of their legs. The children have been encouraged to go on a spider hunt, this weekend. It is Spider Season so there should be plenty around. 


As part of our number learning we shared the rhyme 'One elephant went out to play...' and we talked about how many elephants were on a web, each time we added one more. 


The children have started to learn the story of creation. This week we have focused on what God created on the first 4 days. Maybe you could continue to talk about this at home. The children were asked to close their eyes, to think about what they could see and to imagine a world with nothing! 


We have continued to reinforce 'Whole Body Listening' during carpet times  and we are still encouraging the  children to tidy up after themselves. 


Please remember to bring a coat in every day and help your child to develop their independence when putting their own coat on. 


The children will be having their individual class photo, on Monday at 9am. Please ensure that your child is wearing full school uniform. 


Have a great weekend


Miss Whittaker


24th September 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to the Nursery page and give your child a big pat on the back for starting their settling time in the Nursery. 


We have had a very busy week, all of the children are now staying for lunch and they are adjusting well to the transition time. 


You may find that your child is unsettled coming back into Nursery after the weekend but this is normal. Your child will start to realise that Nursery is going to be a more permanent routine in their life and they will adjust in their own time. 


This week we have focused on developing your child's listening skills. We have talked to them about whole body listening and the expectations that we have at carpet times, we will continue to reinforce this over the coming weeks. At home this can be supported through sharing stories, talking about books, giving your child easy  instructions to follow and by playing simple games, for example 'I Spy'. 


Please continue to reinforce personal hygiene, at home. We have a lots of children with runny noses and we are encouraging the children to use tissues and then to put the tissues into the bin (not back into the tissue box or on the floor). Handwashing is so important, please continue to encourage your child to wash their hands after going to the toilet and before eating. 


Thank-you for attending last nights meeting. I have attached the presentation below and today your child has been given their Dojo Login detail. Please make a note of the date 13th October at 2.30pm. Miss Demiray will be leading a workshop on how to use Early Essence. 


I am proposing the date Thursday 14th October at 2.15pm for our first 'Stay and Play'. This is a chance for you to come and join your child in the Nursery and to play with them. I will let you know more nearer the time. 


Book Bag Bundles will be distributed from next  Monday and every Monday thereafter. Please return on the Thursday of the same week. 


We will give out Home-Wow Books from next Friday. We expect these to be returned on the Tuesday of the following week. 


Sorry, lots of information but it will become clearer as the weeks progress.


Best wishes


Miss Whittaker


Harvest Food Collection
Next week is Harvest Week, so, like we did last year, we will be collecting again for Ealing Food Bank. Our Mount Carmel families have been so unbelievably generous each time we collect, and with the pandemic still affecting families across the borough plus huge hikes in energy bills, now more than ever our local community will need our support this autumn.  If you are able to, please send in one item from the list below with your child next week - each class will have their own collection and the collection will be running all week. I will then take the collections to the food bank next Friday after 6W's Harvest Liturgy. If any parents are available to help me deliver the boxes to the food bank at St Mellitus Hall, 1 Church Rd, Hanwell, London W7 3BB for 10am next Friday, I would greatly appreciate it. Please drop me a line through the school office to let me know if you can help.

Please note, the food bank has got plenty of baked beans, meat, soup and fruit so please do not bring in these items.

Thanks for your continued support,

Miss Hunt

Deputy & RE Lead

24th September 2021


Letter from Louise, our Therapeutic Lead from Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership


Helping with transitions

Children need our help to make the transition from one activity to another. Just like when we are engrossed on the computer screen or another activity, we find it hard to pull ourselves away to tend to a whining child. Children experience our repeated nagging in the same way we experience their whining: meaning they try to tune it out.


How can parents help?

Give one warning before they need to change activities. Then when you go back in five minutes:

· Connect with your child by commenting on the activity they are engaged in for example: "Wow, look at those trains go!"

· Remind them of your deal: "Ok, Nico, it's been five minutes. Remember our deal? Five minutes and no fuss. It's bath time now."

Then, create a bridge from their play to what you're asking: "Do you want the two engines to leap off the track and race all the way to the bathroom? Here, I'll take this one and you take that one; Let's zoom!"

Sometimes we could all do with someone to talk to. If you would like to meet Louise for a confidential and non-judgemental chat about you, your child, or any other worries, she is available on Fridays 9-10am. You can call/text Louise on 07582310756 or email her at

Please check read the letter below to see how you will access your child's learning during self-isolation (hopefully we won't need it!).

What to expect, when?

#Encourage, Challenge and Support.#