Nursery and Reception

At Saint John’s Catholic School we understand how important it is for any parent to choose the right provision for their child. We hope the information given on this page will help you to make this decision.

Day to day activities at Saint John’s School are planned around the 7 areas of Learning and Development.

Children are encouraged to develop the following 3 prime areas, first deemed most essential for healthy development and future learning:
1. Communication and language
2. Physical development
3. Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, these 3 prime areas will help them to develop skills in the following 4 specific areas:
1. Literacy
2. Mathematics
3. Understanding the world
4. Expressive arts & design

In the foundation stage children have the opportunity to experience and investigate a range of materials and equipment both indoors and outside. Each child is encouraged to be independent and self-motivated in a safe and caring environment, which encourages each pupil to explore and be able to have confidence in his/her own judgements and ideas. We aim to promote learning as an enjoyable and challenging experience which children will continue to pursue for the rest of their lives.

Please have a look at the curriculum plan for Nursery and Reception – 2014-15

Year One Curriculum map