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Miss Salthouse

Welcome to St. Joseph's Nursery


I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you and your child to St. Joseph’s Nursery. All of the Nursery Team are very much looking forward to teaching your child and to experience, fun and memories that will be enjoyed by you and your child in the Nursery. Our Nursery team will comprise of Miss Salthouse, Mrs Parkinson and Miss Hastie.



Every Thursday children can borrow one book. Books should be returned the following week. The Nursery Team try and change children’s library books regularly and understand the importance of children enjoying stories. However, if your child/children would like to change their book more frequently then please ask a member of staff when you drop off.


Outdoor Play                                              

We love to play outdoors in Nursery, so please make sure your child wears a waterproof coat every day.


Key Person Groups

After their first full session at Nursery, your child will come home with My First Day sheet. It will tell you what we have enjoyed playing with and what key group your child will be in. We use the key person approach to help your children feel individual, cherished and cared for while they are away from home. This approach means that there is one named member of staff to act as the main point of contact for you and your child. If you have any questions about the key person approach, or about how it will help your child, please just ask.


Class Dojo                                   

In Nursery, we will use Class Dojo for self-registrations. Children can earn points throughout the day to see if they can win a prize. Parents can log in at home we will send the information home on Friday.


If you have any questions or queries please feel free to speak to myself or one of the team at the start or end of the day.


Miss Salthouse


Friday 17th July


Listen and watch the story of Sharing the Shell

Can you draw a picture of your friends at Nursery?



Can you sing your favourite nursery rhymes? One of my favourites is Humpty Dumpty or 5 little ducks?



Watch NumberBlocks clip, What numbers could you see?





I hope you all have a lovely summer and we will see you back at St. Joseph’s in September either in Nursery or Reception.

Set 1 Speed Sounds - 'd' with Ruth

This film was first shown on 06.04.2020. Watch Ruth teach phonics lessons every weekday to help your child learn to read at home. The daily Set 1 Speed Sound...

Thursday 16th July


Listen and watch the story of Sharing the Shell

Can you draw a picture of the seaside? What else might you find? Have a look at the video again to help you see who lives in a rock pool?



Play a listening game about a visit to the farm. I went to the farm and I saw a ….. (Instead of saying the animal name, split it up into sounds). The other person has to identify the animal by blending the sounds together. For example ‘I went to the farm and I saw a ‘p-i-g’ The child should say pig. Now try dog, hen, cow, cat.



Counting objects and writing numbers

Can you build a tower of 7 bricks? Can you write the number 7?

Can you build a tower of 10 bricks? Can you write the number 10?

Can you build a tower of 3 bricks? Can you write the number 3?

What other numbers can you write?


Challenge of the Day: Can you hop on the spot for 1 minute?

Wednesday 15th July


Listen and watch the story of Sharing the Shell

Can you draw and design your own shell? What animals will live in your shell?



Play ‘Follow the Leader’ with your family. One person chooses some body percussion (for example patting their knees, clapping their hands or clicking their fingers), the rest of family have to copy them. Take turns to be the leader.



Counting Actions

Can you jump 5 times? Can you hop 3 times? Can you jump 10 times? Can you do 6 star jumps?


Challenge of the Day: Can you write your own name?

Look at some of the exciting activities we get up to in Nursery. We play outside, enjoy dancing in the hall, play together and have snack sometimes we even make our own snack.

We have lots of fun in Nursery. We can’t wait to meet our new friends in September.

While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. Mrs Marshall reads 'While We Can't Hug' Please follow us on ...

[Special Effects] The Rainbow Fish | Read Aloud Books for Children

The Colour Monster - Read by Sherry

The Colour Monster - by Anna Llenas. Read by Sherry. You can get the book and read a bit about The Colour Monster on our Blog! 💖: https://whatchildrenreallyw...

Ladybird's Favourite Tales - The Gingerbread Man (Side 1)

Julie Walters narrates the Gingerbread Man

What the Ladybird Heard

Our story of the Week

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Our story of the week the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Five Little Ducks | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

Watch this video and MUCH more in the Super Simple App for iOS! ► One of our favorite kids songs! ""Five little ducks went out one da...

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed | Children Nursery Rhyme | Flickbox Kids Songs

FlickBox presents 5 Little Monkeys, a popular children's rhyme about five naughty monkeys who jump on the bed and get into trouble, for your kid to watch and...

Dear Zoo read by Justin Fletcher | CBeebies Bedtime Stories

We have been reading Dear Zoo in class, so you can listen and read the story together at home.

Washy Washy Clean

Don't forget to keep washing your hands.

Shape Hunt, Which shapes can you find in your house?

Make a Foil Boat, How many pennies can it hold before it sinks?

When you have a bath tonight, why not find out which things float and sink.

Friday 27th March


P.E. at 9am with Joe Wicks


Literacy-Draw and talk about the animals you can find on the web cams at Edinburgh Zoo.


Maths-What animals can you count at the zoo? Can you count to 10? 


Creative-What can you build today? You can use lego or junk modelling, and you can send me photos to class dojo of what you have made.


INDEPENDENT ACTIVITY-Who can get themselves dressed? You can send me photos of your outfits on Class Dojo


Chester Zoo are holding a virtual zoo day, so you can see what happens in the zoo, 

You can watch it via Facebook or Instagram. 

Wednesday 1st April

Home Learning


P.E. with Joe Wicks at 9am


Independent Task-Can you help your mum or dad with jobs around the house? 


Phonics-Can you remember what sound your name begins with?

Can you find objects in your house beginning with a?


Maths-Can you go on a shape hunt? Can you find circles in your house? Can you find any triangles in your house? Can you find any squares or rectangles? 



Literacy-Can you draw and decorate an Easter Egg?

Can you listen to a story and talk about it?

Friday 3rd April

Home Learning


P.E. with Joe Wicks at 9am


Independent Task-Can you put your own shoes on?   


Phonics-Can you remember what sound your name begins with?

Can you find objects in your house beginning with d?


Maths-Can you count to 10? Can you find 3 toys? Can you find 4 toys?



Literacy-Can you listen and talk about a story? 


Happy Easter! 

I know this Easter is going to be a little bit different, but I want you to all know how proud I am of you and for all of your hard work over the last couple of weeks. As it would be the last day of term, I’ve got some fun activities for you to do over the Easter break. 


  • Make rice crispy cakes
  • Baking cakes or biscuits
  • make Easter baskets
  • design an Easter Egg 
  • Have an Easter egg hunt around your house/ in the back garden 
  • Read lots of Easter Stories
  • Try a hot cross bun with lots of butter 
  • Spend as much time with your family playing games and having fun 
  • Have an egg and spoon race




see you soon, Miss Salthouse, Mrs Beg and Miss Hastie


please feel free to send me any pictures of activities you do over the Easter break on dojo

Learn to Count to 20 with Number Zoo | Toddler Fun Learning Collection

The children enjoy the video, can name and count the animals you would find at the zoo.

Welcome to St. Joseph's Nursery page

The Nursery team is: Miss Salthouse, Mrs Beg and Miss Hastie.

On this page we will keep you up to date on what is going on, what we are learning, celebrations and acheivements in Nursery.





We have places for children aged 3 from September. We offer 15 free hours either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. If you would like a place for your child please phone or see the office on 01772 796112. You are welcome to arrange a visit to see Nursery in action. 

The children have been enjoying pretending to be vets and treating all our animals.

We made pancakes and talked about Shrove Tuesday.

We have had a fun Storytelling Week, we were lucky enough to have Mrs Monaghan and Mr Gaughan read us a story as well.

Our stars of the week

This week we having been singing Nursery Rhymes and playing percussion instruments.

What a busy week we have had, making gingerbread men and starting to learn the story of The Gingerbread man. We also have made lots of new friends who settle in quickly to Nursery.

Our stars of the week.

We had lots of fun at our Afternoon Christmas Party.

We have been busy playing in Santas workshop this week and getting ready for our Nativity on Tuesday .

We celebrated World Nursery Rhyme week. We learnt Baa,Baa black sheep, Down in the Jungle, Incy Wincy Spider, row, row, row your boat and Two Little Dickie Birds. We also welcomed our parents for stay and play.

Our star of the week

This week we have been singing 5 currant buns so we made some and on Friday we had to pay for our currant bun with a penny.

Our star of the week

This week we made pumpkin soup, we al sat together to taste i and enjoyed snack time together.

Our stars of the week

We had fun collecting leaves and making Autumn crowns.

Our stars of the week

We had a busy week splashing in puddles, dancing and exploring Nursery.

We enjoyed making eating our healthy fruit salad.

We made ice lollies using ice lolly moulds.

Our Stars of the week

We have been busy making new friends and settling into Nursery over the last few weeks.

We've had 6 5 0 6 8 Visitors