Nursery and Reception



We look forward to welcoming our new families to the Nursery Class at St. John’s Catholic School.

Our Nursery teacher is Miss Annie Childs. As we are unable to invite you into school we have made this video to introduce you and your child to Miss Childs.

To watch the video, press on the play button adjacent.

Virtual Tour:

Here is a Virtual Tour of the Nursery Classroom and the Nursery Grounds so that you can help your child in the transition to starting Nursery. Please click on the above image to view.


Here are some photographs from Autumn Term 2020  showing the children enjoying the outside areas of Nursery and Reception class.

Chinese New Year

Here are some pictures of our Nursery children learning about Chinese New Year. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

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