St Columba's Catholic Primary School

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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God

 Welcome to Nursery!

Nursery Class Tour – and also


If you would like to meet our nursery team and have a look around our classroom please arrange a visit by contacting our office staff or Mrs Eagleton (Early Years Leader) by either telephone or email.

During each session children are provided with a healthy snack from carrots and tomatoes to pears and bananas and are provided with free milk to access independently throughout the session.

We like to have a warm, friendly and lively classroom environment which promotes exciting and enthusiastic independent learners where both the outdoor and indoor activities give the children their best chance of accessing the full foundation stage curriculum and allow them to reach their full potential. We aim to build children who are confident, thoughtful and independent, which is an essential part of each child’s learning journey. 

Whether it is a morning, afternoon or a full day session, children have the opportunity to explore all areas of the classroom freely, as learning through play and socialising with their peers supports their learning. Our areas include a role play area, literacy and maths, reading, small world, construction, carpet, pencil control, funky fingers and a messy/creative area. Children have access to a range of malleable materials; water, play dough, ice, sand, pasta and paint, foam/etc.

We also have access to a huge outdoor area where children are encouraged to use our physical equipment (bikes/scooters/cars) and balancing equipment. We take our learning outdoors whatever the weather and we encourage appropriate clothing come rain or shine!  We think outdoor learning is fun!  Our teachers plan provision carefully to cater for our learning needs!

We enjoy celebrating our faith in God through songs, prayers and collective worship. We carry out a morning prayer, before and after dinner prayer and an evening prayer all of which are done through song. We carry out small collective worship sessions daily which are supported by exciting RE sessions. We recognise that all of our children are unique, individual and special and allow all of our children to show their many talents. 

We believe our environment will deliver effective learning where children will develop essential life-long skills, enthused and inspired to become autonomous and intuitive learners.  All our children are special and deserve the best possible start to their education!

Nursery Home Challenges are sent home every Friday via Tapestry and families are encouraged to participate in these.    We recognise the important part parents play in building on skills learned in Nursery.  Tapestry is our home-school communication link and we really do value parental input.   Download the Tapestry app now if you haven’t already and follow the link here to upload…..

We also have our own library book and games swap.  Children must return their book bags each Friday to swap their games and books.


We have an open door policy in Nursery and we welcome parent questions, queries and communication at a mutually convenient time.  Please do not hesitate to speak to any of our team.

Click HERE to view our Nursery New Starter Booklet

Click HERE to read a Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Click HERE to read ‘What to expect when’ Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Click HERE to read the EYFS Policy

This half term in Nursery we are exploring

'Me, Myself & I -  My World Around Me'

We ask the question………Ready Steady Grow....

Spring 2 - What happened to Jack's Beans?

Our knowledge mat shows you what we will be learning this half term in each area of learning. It also includes the questions we will be exploring and a few of the books we will read.   New vocabulary your child may learn are also on here.  We hope you find this useful so you can talk about school with your child and the exciting things we are doing.  Lots more information will be sent to you via Tapestry.

Spring 2 - RE work looks at 'Good Friends'


 EYFS Leader / EYFS Designated Safeguarding Lead / SENCo–  Mrs C Eagleton

Nursery Teachers

Monday & Friday - Mrs L Williams

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (Maternity Cover for Mrs A Marcinczak) - Mrs J Worsnop 

EYFS Practitioner – Mrs L Wood

EYFS Practitioner– Miss S Crisp

Teaching Assistant – Miss D Norman

Teaching Assistant – Miss B Fisher (Maternity Leave) covered by Mrs L Boocock