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EYFS Class Right: Rest and Play

       Every child has the right to rest, relax and play. 

EYFS Class Gospel Value

      Truth and Justice

Welcome to St John Fisher’s Nursery Class Page!

Each one of us have a little quirkiness – if a child requests that we be a chef in our mud kitchen, we will be the best mud chef there can be! We all have vibrant imaginations – we are all able to eat playdough creations realistically and drink numerous cups of pretend tea. SJF Nursery really is a fun place to be!

Miss Crosbie
Nursery Teacher

Mrs Chapman
Nursery TA

Key information 2023/ 2024

We currently have 20 children enrolled in nursery, with places being left available for new starters in the spring term. We plan around the EYFS curriculum and offer exiting and engaging activities and learning experiences. Our parents can follow their child’s learning journey via seesaw, we will greet the children at the door daily and see them out at the end of the day, at both of these times we can take any brief messages parents may have. However, if you have something to discuss further, please let us know and we can arrange for a conversation to take place at a suitable time.

Thursdays – forest school – please ensure your child has wellies and clothing suitable for all weather

Fridays – PE – children will go into the hall for a GET SET 4 PE lesson (There is no PE kit for EYFS)

Curriculum Information

Nursery Room Areas

Home Corner

Our home Corner is a cosy and inviting area where the children can play pretend – making dinner or cups of tea, looking after babies or pets and dressing up in our range of costumes and accessories. The children can use their imaginations to make a call on the telephone or wash their clothes in the washing machine. We change the décor and add enhancements according to the theme, season or celebration at the time. We display our family photos in the home corner including photos of our class family and portraits the children have made of themselves. The children are developing their skills in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language development, expressive art and design and knowledge and understanding of the world whilst accessing the area.

Construction Area

Our construction area is resourced with large and small blocks, stickle bricks and Lego Duplo. The children are encouraged to make their own creations and take inspiration from the famous buildings displayed on the walls in the area. There are tools and hard hats available for the children to use to support them in completing their creations. There are also small world people, animals and vehicles that the children can use to make small world scenes and their creations can come to life. The children are developing their skills in physical development, expressive art and design, mathematical development and knowledge and understanding of the world whilst accessing the area.

Creative Area

Our creative area is resourced with all kinds of creative materials and the children are encouraged to use what is available to them. The children use scissors, glue, paints, glitter and various mark making materials. The children learn to independently take their pictures and models to the drying rack in their own time when they are finished. The children are developing skills in their physical (fine motor), expressive arts and design and communication and language development whilst accessing the area.

Reading and Writing Area

Our reading area provides a reading den for the children to cosy up with a book. The children are also able to take books onto the large carpet area or other areas of the room. The area is resourced with fiction and non-fiction texts related to the theme, season or celebration – along with all of our favourite stories. The writing area is resourced with different mark making materials and different equipment to make marks on including paper, white boards and envelopes. The children’s name cards are always available for them in the area. The children are developing their skills in physical development, literacy and expressive arts and design whilst accessing the area.

Maths Area

Our maths area is resourced with equipment for the children to access freely and learn through play in small groups or individually. The children enjoy sorting and matching games, mark making, five frames, abacus, shape and numeral recognition activities. The children are developing their

Useful websites

Here are a selection of websites which will complement learning across a range of subjects. Some are interactive walk-throughs, others are games for children to practice skills and have fun.


This provides lots of fun maths games online

Primary Games

More fun online maths games

Oxford Owls

Even more fun to be had!

Cross the Maze

Give simple directions to solve the puzzle

Hidden Ships

A chance to test your use of coordinates

ICT Games

Mathematics games from the ICT website

Maths Zone

Mathematics games from the Maths Zone website

Rabbit Takeaway

A quick game requiring mental subtraction

River Tables

Challenge yourself to answer times tables quickly!

ICT Games

English games from the ICT website


Create your own comic strip


Science, making an electrical circuit game

Computer Coding

Practise your computer coding skills with a range of games

Timestables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars offers daily times tables practice.
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