St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"


Welcome to our Preschool Information Page. On this page you will find our termly class newsletter and other information about what we will be doing soon! 


In Preschool we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is based upon four themes:

  • A Unique Child – developing resilient, capable, confident and self assured individuals
  • Positive Relationships – supporting the children in becoming strong and independent self assured individuals
  • Enabling Environments – where opportunities respond to individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers
  • Learning and Development – acknowledging that children learn in different ways and at different rates

More information on the EYFS framework and how it is delivered at St Jude's is included in our Early Years Policy which can be found on our General Policies page.  


Curriculum Plan 

So that everyone knows what we are learning about, please see our curriculum plan for this academic year.

To support our classroom learning, each half term Mrs Brown will give us a homework project.  This is the homework organiser for this term.

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Mrs Brown will send parents a newsletter.  Here is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Pre-school learning this term?

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Preschool Gallery and News

15th September 2020

During their first week, the children in pre-school have been enjoying using our outdoor play area where we have been focusing on learning the pre-school rules and routines.

19th November

Over the last few weeks we have been using the 'Play Hooray' programme to develop early writing skills. Each week we focussed on a particular shape linked to writing. These included lines, circles, dots, arches, zigzags and moving side to side. The children were encouraged to make these shapes in all types of play activities to develop their understanding of the shapes in more detail.

Spring Term: Welcoming our new friends

All the children have been showing our new friends how to play and learn in our continuous provision and how to follow our rules and routines. We have all had a lovely first half term and are looking forwards to continuing our learning journey over the rest of the year.

Spring 2021. We're going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. 

The children in pre-school became fully immersed in this story this half term. Here they are, re-telling the story through actions and play.