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St Anne's Church Academy, 1 Scot Elm Drive, West Wick, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7JU
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COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus update for Little Learners Nursery 

Please see the latest update sent out on Thursday 25th March regarding our nursery fees and opening times moving forwards.

Coronavirus Update LL – 25.03.2020


Frequently Asked Questions for those attending St Anne’s Church Academy childcare setting

Thank you to all our families from Priory Pre-School, Little Learners Nursery, Castle Batch Primary School Academy and St Anne’s Church Academy for helping us as we transition to our new way of working. We have created this list of frequently asked questions, which we hope will be of use to you. Please keep in touch.


Am I a critical key worker?

Please click here for the Governments guidance on who is classed as a key worker and the importance of children staying at home unless families have absolutely no other option. 


I am a keyworker and I don’t need childcare this week, but I might in the future, who do I speak to?

If you are a keyworker and you have no option but to send your child to the childcare provision held within St Anne’s Church Academy, West Wick campus then please call 01934 520461 to discuss, between 9am and 2pm or email littlelearners@stannesprimaryschool.co.uk

Does my child need to wear nursery uniform whilst attending the childcare provision at St Anne’s Church Academy?

No they don’t need to wear their uniform, we invite them to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


All lunches and teas are currently being offered to ALL children (including Little Learners) free of charge. Your child is welcome to bring in a packed lunh or tea if they would prefer.

Home Learning

You will find a range of home learning challenges for your Little Learner below. This will be updated regularly, we welcome parents to let us know of any new and exciting resources that they have discovered for us to share with other families. Please document any home learning on Tapestry, we would love to see what your children have been doing at home.



Here are some home learning resources that link into our current learning theme, ‘How do we grow?’. 

Educational TV programmes

Educational Apps 

  • Meet the Alphablocks – available on Android and Apple
  • Meet the Numberblocks – available on Android and Apple
  • Doodlebuddy – available on Apple
  • Maths 3-5 – available on Apple


Twinkl is offering every teacher, parent and carer in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This means your Little Learner can still have access to many different resources and learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS


Phonics Play 

Phonics Play is offering free access to some of their resources and interactive games – when teaching phonics for our pre-school age children we focus on lots of attention and listening games. Phonics Play has a brilliant section that explains this in more detail – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PreSchool.htm

Cosmic Yoga 

Your Little Learner should already be familiar with some of the Cosmic Yoga routines, there is a real variety of stories to follow that will encourage mindfulness and relaxation.



No cook play dough recipe – taken from https://theimaginationtree.com/

Play dough is the most wonderful resource for children to make and play with – the opportunities and challenges you can set are endless.


  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil  (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • gel food colouring (optional)
  • few drops glycerine (optional)


  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right

FREE Audio Books 

Amazon have removed the subscription requirement to access books and audio stories for children. For as long as schools are closed, you can stream an amazing collection of stories for children. Stream for free via your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.