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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

Nursery Curriculum

How do we learn in Nursery?

The Nursery curriculum is based around the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Framework' (EYFS) which covers 7 different areas of learning. These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning is play-based which means that on the whole, children choose the activity that they would like to do and their learning is supported and extended by adults in the classroom, as part of their play.

Please click here to view our Autumn medium term plan.


After the Autumn half term we start our phonics sessions. We spend time developing their listening skills through fun activities and progress on to learn letters and sounds when then children are ready.  During the Spring term we send home weekly books for the children to develop their communication and language skills.