Welcome to the Nursery Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child's learning journey at St Gerard's Catholic Primary School.

We aim to build on children's confidence, curiosity of the world around them to communicate effectively. We work in conjunction with parents to ensure that your child will fulfill their potential.

The staff at St Gerard's will lay the foundations to enable your child to become an independent and self-motivated learner throughout their whole school career.

In our teaching team, we have Mrs Guiney and Mrs Yelland. We have our lunchtime supervisors that support the children at dinnertime.

When children start Nursery each child is allocated a Key Person who gains an in depth knowledge of your child in all areas of their development.

At St. Gerard's we strive to ensure that the children get the best possible start to their school life by providing them with a fun and engaging curriculum.

In Nursery, we learn through independent play and adult directed activities. Play is an essential component of children's lives. Through play, children learn about themselves, their environment and the world around them. Play helps to develop important skills such as problem solving and turn taking. We work within the nursery and use our outdoor learning environment.

We work closely with the Reception class and the nursery children are encouraged to attend assemblies and be involved in whole school initiatives.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us and we encourage the children to join in and say our prayers together. We ensure children are aware of the importance of prayer and reflection. They will learn about a range of topics including the Creation Story and the Nativity. The children take part in whole school assemblies and Masses from spring term onwards.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:


Making friends in Nursery.
Colourful artwork.

Here we are keeping our Home Corner nice and tidy!
We look at buildings from around the world in our Construction Area.

Playing in the sand is very popular.
We are developing our fine motor control using 'Funky Fingers' activities.

Finding out all about God's wonderful world.
We love to sit in our reading corner and look at all our lovely books.

We used our writing and drawing skills to create a 'Marvellous Me' display.
What amazing threading skills we have!

What can I create today?
What fun we have rolling, patting and moulding the playdough.