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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

In the family of St Paul's, we live and learn with Jesus' loving arms around us.


Welcome to Nursery! 




Our Teacher is Miss Concannon

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs O'Neill & Mrs Sharpling 

In Early years we follow the Early Year’s Foundation stage.
We have prime areas which are:

Personal, social and emotional development:
• Making relationships
• Managing feelings and behaviour
• Self-confidence and self-awareness.
Physical development:
• Moving and handling
• Health and self-care.
Communication and language:
• Listening and attention
• Understanding
• Speaking

We also have specific areas which are:
• Reading
• Writing
• Numbers
• Space, shape and measure
Understanding the world:
• The world
• People and communities
• Technology
Expressive arts and design:
• Exploring and using media and materials
• Being imaginative

For phonics, we follow Sound!Start Phonics. During the year the nursery children will learn phase 1 of this program. The aspects covered in phase 1 are; general sound discrimination (environmental sounds, instrumental sound and body percussion), rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and oral blending and segmenting.

In Phase 1- the children are taught to listen careful, this will help them to learn in the future and to help them to hear initial sounds. 
They learn how to make different sounds with their mouths. 
Also how to oral blend and segment words.