Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Nursery Class!

In Nursery we follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’, which consists of the following areas of learning:

Prime Areas:

Communication and Language

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Specific Areas:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Children in Nursery learn through focused groups with an adult and through child initiated activities. The classroom’s extra provision is planned to match our current topic or book we are reading.

The teaching Staff in EYFS

Our EYFS Lead is Mrs Dexter.

Our Class Teacher is Miss Jennings.

Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Dean.

Our EYFS Apprentice is Mrs Bacon.


All children in Nursery have daily sessions of Maths, singing, phonics, counting songs, communication and language activities and personal, social and emotional activities. They also follow a weekly timetable of focused tasks consisting of the following:

Monday – RE

Tuesday – Communication and Language/PSED

Wednesday – Literacy

Thursday – Topic – Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design

Friday – PE

Please ensure your child comes to school with a pair of trainers on a Friday to give them the best opportunity of participating fully in the PE activities.

In EYFS our ethos is to allow the children to always have access to free flow activities both indoors and outdoors in all weathers. We therefore ask that all children come to school with the following items:

  • Wellington boots
  • Waterproof suit/trousers and coat
  • Gloves, hat and scarf for cold weather
  • Sunhat for warm weather
  • Sun cream for warm weather

Me and My Community

Our Topic this term is ‘Me and My Community’. We have enjoyed sharing about ourselves and our families so far, talking about what we enjoy doing both at home and in school. In Nursery we have shared pictures of our families with our friends and spoken about the different members of our families.


In RE in Advent Term we will be focussing on the following 3 topics:

  1. Myself
  2. Welcome
  3. Birthday