Highcliffe Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

    Welcome to Nursery!


Welcome to Nursery!

Our class teacher is Ms Foulkes and our teaching assistant is Mrs Humphreys.

Our Early Years aims to create an environment, which will meet the needs of each individual child, so that they can continue to build on their existing knowledge and experiences that you, as parents have already taught them. We will help the children to achieve their full potential in every possible respect, developing their thinking, their knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in our ever- changing world.

We aim to create a warm, happy, secure and inviting learning environment, which will help the children to feel comfortable, confident, and respectful of themselves and others, regardless of gender, race or culture. We want the children to have fun and to be happy, learn to become more independent – to think and do things for themselves by learning to make choices and to share and co-operate. We believe our environment will deliver effective learning where children will develop essential life-long skills, enthused and inspired to become autonomous and intuitive learners.

Every child over the age of three is entitled to 15 or 30 free hours of nursery care, which is provided by the government. Some children may be entitled to 30 free hours of nursery care. Follow the link provided to see if your child is entitled to the 30 free hours.


We offer a variety of different nursery sessions at St Francis Catholic Primary School. The sessions we have to offer are:

  • Morning session 8:45-11:45
  • Afternoon session 12:15-3:15
  • Full day 8:45-3:15

When children stay for the full day they do have the option of bringing a packed lunch or having a hot dinner at a small cost of £2.10. Our weekly lunch menu is also available on our website.

If you would like to meet our nursery teacher and have a look around our classroom please  arrange a visit by contacting our office staff by either telephone or email.

During each session children are provided with a healthy snack from carrots and tomatoes to pears and bananas and are provided with free milk to access independently throughout the session.

We like to have a warm, friendly and lively classroom environment which promotes exciting and enthusiastic independent learners where both the outdoor and indoor activities give the children their best chance of accessing the full foundation stage curriculum and allow them to reach their full potential. We aim to build children who are confident, thoughtful and independent, which is an essential part of each child's learning journey. 

Whether it is a morning, afternoon or a full day session, children have the opportunity to explore all areas of the classroom freely, as learning through play and socialising with their peers supports their learning. Our areas include a role play area, literacy and maths, reading, small world, construction, carpet, pencil control, funky fingers and a messy/creative area. Children have access to a range of malleable materials; water, play dough, ice, sand, pasta and paint, foam/etc.

We also have access to a huge outdoor area where children are encouraged to use our physical equipment (bikes/scooters/cars) and balancing equipment. We take our learning outdoors whatever the weather and we encourage appropriate clothing come rain or shine!  We think outdoor learning is fun!  Our teachers plan provision carefully to cater for our learning needs!

We enjoy celebrating our faith in God through songs, prayers and collective worship. We carry out a morning prayer, before and after dinner prayer and an evening prayer all of which are done through song. We carry out small collective worship sessions daily which are supported by exciting RE sessions. We recognise that all of our our children are unique, individual and special and we will allow every opportunity for our Nursery children to showcase their many talents.

Nursery Home Challenges are sent home every Friday via Tapestry and families are encouraged to participate in these.    We recognise the important part parents play in building on skills learned in Nursery.  Tapestry is our home-school communication link and we really do value parental input.  We also have our own library 'book swap' and can change these weekly usually on a Wednesday. 

We have an open door policy in Nursery and we welcome parent questions, queries and communication at a mutually convenient time.  Please do not hesitate to speak to any of our team.


We have settled in very well this year and have been learning lots so far! 


SIF - Nursery Admission Form.

Newsletter Autumn 2021

EYFS Long-term Plan 

Parental Guidance, Ideas To  Help Support your Child From Home:

Parental Guidance: Ideas for Developing Early Handwriting

Parental Guidance: Phonics in the Early Years

Parental Guidance: Ideas for Developing Science in the Early Years

Early Years Objectives - Development Matters 

Useful Websites:

Oxford Owl Reading, to registerhttps://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Phonics Interactive Games: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-sounds?phase=1

The Jolly Phonics Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y03uiPd-JTc

Tablet Friendly Mental Maths Games, choose from Counting: Ordering and Sequencing: Addition: Measures: Money: Shape: Position and Movement or Data Handling:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting                                                                                                        

Early Years Learning Activities. Free online EYFS educational games. Fun learning through play. Teach 3-4 year olds, initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills at home, school or nursery. Use on an IWB, PC or Mac. Crickweb | Early Years

Gruffalo: The Gruffalo - Activities

Cbeebies: Numtums- Meet the adventurous creatures with numbers on their tummies. Play maths games, watch clips and sing songs  The Numtums - CBeebies - BBC

Useful resources:

Phase 1 initial Sounds Power-point Game

Pre-Cursive Letter Formation posters

Number Formation Power-point Game

The Jolly Phonics List of Actions

Sorting Sounds Phonics Games

Phase 2 Sound Button Cards


Letters & Sounds Phase 1

I Spy Initial Sounds Phase 2

Number Themed 0-10

Counting Objects to 10

All about numbers to 10

Recognition of Numerals to 10

Shapes of everyday Objects

Phonics Online Lessons:

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Environmental Sounds: Aspect 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71HQW6TxRGw

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Animal Sounds: Aspect 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKlZCu6GmQ

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Body Percussion: Aspect 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqBHPT5uTP8

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Rhythm and Rhyme: Aspect 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KHrgXrlyH8

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix – Alliteration: Aspect 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDX7bYiiBPg

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Voice Sounds: Aspect 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8u84XGhRgo

Phase 1 Phonics with Maddison and Felix - Oral Blending: Aspect 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GPbrJZge3g

Phase 2 Phonics - 'S' Lesson 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0sGbJMfz88

Phase 2 Phonics - 'A' Lesson 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI35zRJZYN4

Phase 2 Phonics - 'T' Lesson 3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QwRe4P0YbI

Phase 2 Phonics - 'P' Lesson 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6--CAGCUzJk                                       

Phase 2 Phonics - 'I' Lesson 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdTMYjHXNqI                                                      

Phase 2 Phonics - 'N' Lesson 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVOaoQIwLMo

Phase 2 Phonics - ‘M’ Lesson 7  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pj0xTQPvaM

Phase 2 Phonics - ‘D’ Lesson 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIVYKB7iuRQ                                                               

Phase 2 Phonics- 'G' Lesson 10  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNrTZr1iCjM

Phase 2 Phonics- 'O' Lesson 11   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7SjGRO62J4

Phase 2 Phonics - ‘C’ Lesson 12   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYBTmVz0-R4

Phase 2 Phonics-'CK' Lesson 13   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEJBT3clkk