St John Southworth Roman Catholic Primary School

Lomeshaye Road, Nelson BB9 0DQ

01282 613906

Welcome to EYFS

If your child is about to start school please use the 'New Starters in EYFS' tab above to meet staff, get to know the school and find out some essential information. 



Please use the following links to find out more about our Phonics teaching scheme Read Write Inc.

Video Link:  What is Read Write Inc Phonics?

Video Link:  How to say the sounds

Ebooks - Register for a free Oxford Owl account and access a variety of online texts which your child can read to you at home.  Ask a member of staff if you are unsure which books your child should be reading.


Mastering the correct pencil grip is very important in order for your child to develop a comfortable position to allow writing to flow freely.  It is important to take time to show your child how to hold their pencil correctly each time they begin to write at home.  See the link below. 

Pencil Grip.pdf

Here is a powerpoint which illustrates our Handwriting Policy:



Useful links to free Online Maths Games & Activities:

Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name.  Lost items without names on are unlikely to be found.


MICROSOFT TEAMS can be used to communicate directly with Mrs Whittaker.  Please check with the school office if you are unsure how to access this.  

All notifications will be sent out via PARENT APP & TEAMS.

Library Books & Phonic Readers are collected on Monday and sent back out on Wednesday.  

Please use your child's Reading Record to let us know about their reading experiences at home including Phonics.

PE Day: THURSDAY - please send your child to school wearing their PE Kit on this day.

Thank you for reading our class page and supporting your child in their education.