St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, Commonwealth Avenue,  London.  W12 7QR

Tel: 020 8743 9428 | Fax: 020 8749 7117 | Email:

St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, 1 India Way, London, W12 7QT

Tel: 020 8743 9428 | Fax: 020 8749 7117 | Email:

2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing

2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing








Dear Parents,


Starting school is an exciting time for us all and the beginning of a wonderful journey.  Guiding the children through their Nursery journey is Mrs Newman (class teacher) Miss Kelly (Early Years Educator) and Miss Turfrey (Learning Support Assistant).


In the Nursery we are committed to providing the children with a safe a secure environment in which they are able to develop as confident individuals with a passion to learn. We aim to provide a wide range of experiences and activities to spark their enthusiasm and provide them with opportunities to develop a range of skills that will form the foundations of all future learning. In following the Early Years Foundation Stage we primarily focus on developing the children’s speaking, listening and attention skills, their personal, social emotional development as well as their physical development.


As experienced practitioners we understand that every child is individual in their interests and abilities and are at different stages in their development. We develop strong relationships with the children and support them throughout their journey with us, from settling in, to meeting individual targets, setting personal challenges and being able to celebrate their achievements.

In Nursery we believe that children learn best through play and exploration. We support the children’s learning by developing our topics and activities around their interests. Throughout the day the children are given many exciting opportunities to explore a wide range of activities both independently and with adult support.  The children have independent access to a range of resources both inside and outside throughout the day in order to support all areas of their development. We have our own outdoor space with access to climbing equipment which the children love to explore.


We are highly committed to providing the children with the best possible care and education and value the importance of parental support. Our doors are always open and we appreciate all information that will help us to support your child. We are so proud of what the children achieve at school and the new things they are learning each week, we send home activities weekly based on what we have been doing in class so that parents are able to share these proud moments too.


We love to highlight exceptional achievements and do this through our weekly Star of the Week presentations.


We are looking forward to the exciting months ahead of us.


The Nursery Team







To download a copy of the curriculum map please click HERE

To download a copy of the curriculum map please click HERE

Home Learning


Useful websites and apps for Home Learning:



ABC Pocket Phonics (App)

Endless Word Play (App)

Endless Reader (App)

Youtube:  Jolly Phonics songs



Endless Numbers (App)


Other curriculum areas:


Gallery - See what has been going on in class this month

Class photo

We have enjoyed learning about different countries, cultures and traditions. We loved creating our own sensory play dough using a variety of Indian spices when we learnt about India.

We explored floating and sinking. We had to make predictions before testing a variety of objects to help us to sort them in to two groups.

In Nursery we love to climb. We are getting very good at climbing up, over and across the big climbing equipment.

In Nursery we love sharing stories. We are able to talk about stories we have read and put the story pictures in order.

We are having lots of fun learning our new sounds. We enjoyed practising our letter formation using rainbow counters.

We are learning to count out groups of objects. We made towers using duplo to match the car

We are really enjoying our topic on Kings and Queens. We worked together to make our own castle and talked about all the key features it would need.

We loved our class trip to the Fire station, had fun looking around the station, sitting in the fire engines and squirting the hoses.