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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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My name is Mrs Waters, I am the nursery lead. I will be helping you to play and learn, together with Mrs Campbell, Mrs O'Connor and Mrs Brandon.

We have so many wonderful things to play with and so many other friends, are you ready to have lots of fun this term?

Parents please check Class Dojo regularly to see what we are up to each week and to keep up to date with notices. Check your child's Evidence Me profile to see their individual learning journey observations too.


 Reading is such a big part of our nursery day See the source image

 We LOVE books! 


Every week we will focus on one story and read it every day, this repetition will help embed the details of each story. We will explore the characters, guess what will happen next, look at the emotions shown, talk about the settings, sequence the story and even act it out!

 We are very much led by the children's interests and teaching is not planned in the traditional sense. We take a child's idea or question and we extend the learning from there. This way the children are always engaged and excited to learn new things.


Look below for the list of books that we will be reading in the Autumn Term


Different books will be added depending on interests too.




Phonics - Each day we will have a phonics activity that helps develop children's speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and differentiation of sounds.


Maths - Each week we will focus on a different mathematical concept and deliver it daily in a fun way, making reference to these concepts during free choice play too.

Each week after October half term, we have Forest School Friday, where the children spend the whole morning in the forest, this is so beneficial to the children's wellbeing, independence and development. 

We have a lovely indoor space with lots of open ended resources to enable the children to become independent and develop their imagination. These areas are enhanced in different ways throughout the year and with different resources, depending on the children's interests and current learning.

We are very lucky to have the most wonderful outdoor play area, with bikes to ride, a lovely climbing frame, musical instruments, a large sandpit and lots of construction blocks

 Nursery Intent Statement.pdfDownload
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