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.

Our PPA cover teacher is Mr Davies.


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 – PE

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

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

Winter Wonderland!

Our Topic this term is ‘Winter Wonderland’. We are looking forward to exploring the Winter wonderland around us. We will be launching our topic by going on a Winter walk around Shirebrook.

In this topic we will be exploring seasons, weather and exploring the Arctic and animals we might find there! We can’t wait to learn all about the wintery world around us!


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

  1. Celebrating
  2. Gathering
  3. Growing