St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Beckbridge Lane, Normanton, WF6 2HZ

01924 891685

St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Welcome to Our Website!

Welcome to the Early Foundation (Nursery Class)

Thank you for all your wonderful photos. It is lovely to see how busy you have been...Keep up the great work!
Please ensure all photos are sent via Tapestry and our school twitter feed. Any urgent email messages must be sent to the main school office email address: Thank you.

Please see below for some home learning links.

Home Learning Links  - I have added some documents which may be useful to Early Foundation parents/carers during school closures. 

Summer 2 Home Learning...

 EF - Home School Learning Week 3 22.6.20.docxDownload
 EF - Home School Learning Week 4 29.6.20.docxDownload
 EF - Home School Learning Week 5 06.07.20.docxDownload
 EF -Home School Learning Week 2 15.6.20.docxDownload
 EF Home Learning Week 1 08.6.20.docxDownload
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Spring 2 and Summer 1 Home Learning...

 EF Home Learning Tasks Summer 1.docDownload
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People wearing masks?  Please see below a social story to reassure young children about seeing people wearing masks.

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Feel free to tag us in any work your child completes on twitter: @SJBNormanton

Maths links  


Cbeebies Numberblocks is a interactive Maths teaching tool that will support your child's journey through Maths Mastery. 

Phonics Planning to help you deliver daily phonics sessions.

Another link your child may like is... 

From Monday 27 April, a new phonics lesson will be uploaded everyday, Monday to Friday, at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch at any time during the summer term.


10 am* Reception Summer term
For children who can confidently blend
and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and

10:30 am* Year 1 Summer term
For children who can confidently blend
and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’
and ‘green’

11 am* Learning to blend
For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practice sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’

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 First 100 high frequency words handwriting activity sheets.pdfDownload
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Useful web links for Phonics and Literacy 

Phonics BBC Alphablocks Videos available on Youtube:

Oxford Owl are providing lots of free e-books on their website. We thought that this might be useful for you! 

This link is on our webpage. Click the link and then use the following Username and password.

Username foundationsjb
Password. FS2020

Happy reading!

 Letter formation a-z.pdfDownload
 Letter formation.pdfDownload
 Pencil control booklets.pdfDownload
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For those who would like to support some home learning in religious education, The Way, the Truth and the Life website will have materials for all year groups under the tab ‘Support Material’ online for next week.

RE Today are providing some free resources for all during this period. There is work on Easter, among other topics.

You can access the link at:

The Children exploring the areas...

Early Foundation

Our Topic this half term... People Who Help Us!

What do you know about the jobs below?

Useful web links

Early Foundation Documents ...

Our Foundation Stage Unit is split into two classes, Early and Late Foundation. We work collaboratively as a unit to plan and deliver a wide range of experiences through our continuous provision.

Throughout their time in the unit children work progressively through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The learning and development of each individual child, throughout the Nursery and Reception years, nurtures the development of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that children will need if they are to achieve the Early Learning Goals. Our aim is to tailor the education of each child, by looking at their next steps of development, through both the prime and specific areas of learning.

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

During these formative years, the progress of each child is closely monitored and through careful planning, observation and assessment, the next steps for their learning and development are continually identified and encouraged to enable each child to fulfil their potential.

We also follow our school RE scheme, "The Way, The Truth and the Life" in which children learn about and explore the Christian faith. It also gives opportunities for children to learn about other major world faiths.

Our work across the curriculum is built around topic areas which change each term.

 Within each topic we have both 'Adult Directed Learning Tasks' and those which are based upon 'Child Initiated Learning'.

As a Foundation Stage Team we aim to provide our children with an active, fun filled, exciting learning experience which will lay the foundations for the children's future. 

Our Nursery has morning and afternoon sessions. Our classroom is a print rich environment with bright and colourful work displayed to enhance the children’s learning.

Our Reception class is light and colourful, providing a welcoming and nurturing environment.

The Early Years offer continuous provision in all the areas of learning to enable our children to thrive, explore and develop with a good balance of child and adult initiated learning opportunities.  The teaching and learning is carefully planned to stimulate children’s development. Children follow a programme designed to help them achieve the Early Years Foundation Principles. We believe that children learn best from practical experience, both inside and outside the classroom, and we make use of our outdoor provision areas.

Meet the staff in Nursery 


Early Foundation (Nursery)

Mrs Spittle - Early Foundation Class Teacher

 Mrs Coney - Teaching Assistant working in Early Foundation (Mornings)

Mrs C Hill - Teaching Assistant working in Early Foundation (Afternoons)

Outdoor fun...

Important Dates 

Keep an eye on the weekly school newsletter for further dates


The Way, The Truth and The Life

EYFS - Nursery Syllabus for Religious Education