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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy



Mrs Trewick, Mrs Halligan and Mrs Hirst can not wait to meet you all. We have a busy term to look forward to, full of exciting new adventures.

Our topics for the year are : 

Autumn 1

All about me

Autumn 2

English nature / Winter Wonderland 

Spring 1

People who help us

Spring 2

Spring/ Mini-beasts 

Summer 1

Oceans/ Pirates 


Traditional stories /Holidays 


Autumn term 1 

This term focuses mainly on settling into class and our nursery routine. As this time is a momentous occasion we want to embrace and take the time to make sure every child feels comfortable and confident in their nursery environment.

Our topic is ‘All about me’ over the next few weeks we will be covering;

  •  Our emotions, 
  • How we are all unique and special in our own way.
  • Our bones, how our body works and moves.
  • Our Families.

   We plan every activity thoroughly, using the Foundation Stage Curriculum, ensuring that the children meet the learning objectives set. All children learn at different rates and this is acknowledged through the level of challenge we have throughout Nursery. We have high expectations and strive to enable every child to reach their potential and build the skills required for their future education. Taking into account the Areas of development, within this topic we intend to focus on: 


Personal, social and  emotional development: Settling into nursery, managing emotions, Nursery routine, forming new friendships and bonds. Promote confidence. 

Communication and Language: Talking in full sentences, expressing our feelings and emotions. Listening skills and attention. Introduce complex instructions. Develop questioning techniques to help make links to why and how things work. 

Physical Development: Full Body movements, Understand how activities affect our bodies .  Gross and fine motor skills, Pencil grip. Personal Hygiene.

Literacy: Introduce rhyming and rhyming activities, exploring books and our interpretation of pictures and text. Letter formation (name writing )

Mathematics: recognising number 1-10 and it numerical value,

Knowledge and Understanding of the world :  Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them. Encourage them to talk about significant events in their own experience. Develop an understanding of some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.

Expressive Art and design: Distinguish between the marks they make.Encourage their imagination and expression within their play. 


Throughout each topic we  will be exploring different types of stories, ranging from books both fictional and non fictional, to  visual storytelling. We will also be exploring different mediums to express our creative side, which will include a baking activity each week. 

Home Learning 

Home Learning is now under review due to COVID-19 risk assessment. As a focus I would ask for you to keep reading to your child, keep having open-ended conversations as well as questioning why or how. 




Mrs Trewick