Nursery 2020 - 2021

Mrs Chadwick

Mrs Shaw

Welcome to the Nursery class page

Home Learning

Try not to feel overwhelmed by everything. Plan a few activities each day. It might help if you draw a simple chart showing yourself and your child what you will be doing each day of the week.Try not to worry. Don't forget to stay active with your child and have some fresh air in the garden.

Try your very best to keep to a routine. Young children thrive with a regular routine.

We will be using Tapestry as a means of contact so please post all of your photos onto Tapestry to show us all of your hard work.

If you would like to ask the teacher something please use Tapestry or email the school. If you email please put Mrs Chadwick/Mrs Shaw Nursery in the subject line so the email can be identified for the Nursery teachers.


Below are some useful websites for you to use with your children.

Please click on the website name and it should take you to the website.

Purple Mash   

This is a good website for the children to use. The children have been given a password and login for this. The log in has been sent on Tapestry.

Phonics play   

Username - march20  Password - home

This website has good resources for reading and phonics it is free to use. The children can play great games on here. 

Oxford Owl    

A great website for the children to read books on line. The Nursery class log in has been sent on Tapestry.

Top Marks     

Top Marks is a good website that has fun interactive counting games.

 RWI Phonics

In Nursery we focus on Phase 1 of Letters and sounds and begin to introduce set one sounds from Read Write Inc. The parent videos below give guidance on why and how it is important to read with your child. Please become familiar with our school phonics scheme.

Read, Write Inc - Daily virtual lessons for children

We're streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel.

 • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

In the downloads section on this page you can see the RWI lesson schedule for each day.

Link to speed sounds and poetry

Films for parents (please click to take you to the Ruth Miskin page, use the arrow to load more videos)

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc.

You are Precious

Our Nursery family which is part of our school family is very important to us. Remember that we are precious by listening to Isaiah 43:1-2.

God says:

You are precious to me. I love you.

I know you. I know your name.

You are my child. (Isaiah 43:1-2)



We are enjoying visiting our beautiful church and meeting the parishoners. We have been looking at the features inside the church and taking part in Mass.

Stay and Pray

Thank you for supporting our stay and pray collective worship sessions. 

Mission Day

Thank you to all the parents that came along to the assembly to celebrate our school Mission Statement. We made sure that we shone our lights brightly. Have a look at the gallery for the pictures.

Together as God’s children we will love, learn, grow, inspire

“Let your Light Shine”






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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX