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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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A very warm welcome to Nursery's page.


The Early Years Foundation Stage is a such an important journey of a child’s life as it helps prepare for school ‘readiness’ and for future learning and successes. At Holy Family our aim is to enable your child to become confident, happy, independent learners through a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to achieve their full potential.' (EYFS Framework)

The Early Years Curriculum 

School Nurseries and Reception classes (and other Early Years providers) must follow a legal document called the Early Years Framework. This Framework helps prepare young children for the more formal learning of school life.   The curriculum has seven areas of learning split into prime and specific areas.


Children will develop skills in all seven areas of learning through purposeful play opportunities and carefully planned activities that reflect the child's individual needs and interests.

Please click on the link below for the latest parent guide on what to expect your child to be able to achieve for their age:


Here at Holy Family we pride ourselves on our smart appearances. Please ensure children come to school dressed appropriately and wearing correct school uniform.

 Parent/Carer Engagement 

You are child's first educators and it is so important to us to build a strong parent/carer and school relationship with you. We will soon be holding 'Read With Me' sessions every Friday morning until 9am and we would love you to come along and share a school book with your child.  We are so proud of your children's achievements in school and would greatly appreciate parents/carers  filling in the 'Wow' moments cards of what they achieve at home with you. These are available from any Nursery staff member. 

Our Topic  

We have had lots of fun this half term! Our topic 'Autumn' was introduced  through the story 'Owl Babies'. It really helped some children to settle into nursery. The children created some amazing owl paintings of their favourite character from the story using a variety of materials.

Nursery have also enjoyed lots of other activities such as going on an autumn walk, arts and craft activities such as designing autumn suncatchers, harvest food for our display, autumn trees and Hedgehogs. In Nursery we love to sing songs as it helps to extend our vocabulary. We learnt a special autumn tree song to help us understand how trees change during the season of autumn.  Nursery have had a strong focus on the Prime areas of learning this half term to enable our children to understand and grasp the routines of nursery, build new friendships, build essential listening skills and the confidence to speak to others and explore their environment independently.


Thank you for taking the time to read our page, Mrs Butler.