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 Miss O'Connell (class teacher) Miss Kelly (Early Years Educator) and Mrs Rix (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

Nursery had a Chinese New Year experience day. The children made dragon puppets, wore red, took part in a dragon dance and made and ate Chinese moon cakes.

The children enjoyed performing their very first Nativity play for their parents. Every child had a line and they learned special songs.

In the Early Years playground there is lots of hands-on equipment which keeps the children active and learning in different ways.

In R.E., the children learn through acting out common experiences that happen in the church. Here, the children are acting out a baptism.

The children also enjoy small world play. Here, the children are consolidating their R.E. learning by using the small world church and people.

The children love to bake and cook in Nursery, learning about the food they eat as well as the science behind the changes we can cause to food.

In nursery, the children learn to recognise and write their names, as well as learning phonics sounds through song, sensory and listening activities.

The children build up strength and coordination through fine motor activities which help with their writing and cutting skills.

The children learn lots of counting and number skills through practical, hands on activities.