St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Nursery and Reception

Welcome to EYFS

Class Teacher: Miss Jenkinson   Nursery Nurse:  Mrs Abrahams

In Foundation children are at the heart of all planning, learning and assessment. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework we aim to best support children’s learning and development through planning learning experiences beaded around the unique child’s interests and needs.   


This half term we are exploring the topic ‘People who help us’. We have been investigating the different people who help us in our local communities through stories, role play, expressive arts and design along with having some special visitors. Including Ellie who taught us the importance of crossing the road safely outside of school and the PCSOs who talked about their role in Dinnington helping to keep people safe.


Through daily Read Write Inc phonics and a passion for storytelling, children are provided with the best start to their reading journey and developing a love for books. All children have a book that they can read at home. This is a decodable book linked to our Read, Write, Inc programme, which they can read aloud confidently as it only includes the sounds that they have already learnt.


Reading is the main focus for our all our children and we would ask all our families to spend time each evening reading a great bedtime story to your child as this is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.

Exciting Events

In the Autumn term we are looking forward to an exciting visit from a theatre company, a whole school visit to the pantomime in December and storytelling session from the library.

Get in Touch

As your child’s class teacher, it is my aim to work in partnership with parents to provide and excellent experience for your child. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. The best way to do this is to see me in the playground after school, send a message via ClassDojo or to telephone school to arrange an appointment on 01909 550123.