Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670



Welcome to Nursery!

Class Teacher - Mrs Prior

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stowell

Our Nursery is such a wonderful place to start your Holy Spirit journey.  We share our provision with the Reception children, and we are all one very big family.  In Nursery we do some focused activities, but the large majority of our learning takes place through play. 

We have lots of fun things to do and we are looking forward to sharing our journey with you!!


In January 2024, Nursery welcomed some new starters.  They are all settling into 'Holy Spirit' life very well, and the older children have been showing them all the exciting and fun adventures that can be had. Well done everyone!!!


Nursery Curriculum 

Nursery Curriculum overview 

For more information about the Nursery curriculum, please click on the curriculum tab of our website. 


Each week your child will bring a reading book home for you to read and share with them.  


Welcome to Reception!

Class Teacher - Miss Ashton

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Jackson, Miss Burrows and Mrs Fitzmaurice

Reception is a really exciting time for both parents and children. During this year we will all work together to ensure that your child will develop a love for learning which they will carry with them for the rest of their school journeys. We provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment to give all our children the opportunity to grow and develop into happy and confident learners. We understand that children learn best when they are interested and intrigued.

I'm sure we are going to have lots of fun this year by trying new activities and sharing exciting experiences together.

 Reception Curriculum 

Reception Curriculum overview 

For more information about the Reception curriculum, please click on the curriculum tab of our website. 


Each Friday your child will receive a new reading book. This is a book that your child will share with yourself and with a member of staff. We expect your child to read it by themselves with encouragement from you. If you could record how they did in their reading diary this will help support your child in moving through book bands. 

Inside your child’s book bag they will have;

  • A reading book
  • Tricky word flash cards
  • Number flash cards

Book bags must be in school everyday and books will be changed every Thursday evening .

Nursery Gallery

Our First Day!

Our Learning in Autumn 1

In the last few weeks we have had a big focus in EYFS on 'People Who Help Us'.  We have had lots of visitors and we have had lots of conversations about what we would like to be.  As part of our PHSE we shared a story called 'I Could Be, You Could Be' by Karen Owen. The story is a little different and is not about Police Officers or Fire Fighters.  Please take a watch and find out what the children would really like to be!!

We have had a very busy half term, after our return from the Christmas break. The children have enjoyed many adventures, exploring, playing and creating.  They have formed friendships and hopefully made some amazing memories. 

Evidence Me

We evidence key assessment moments of your child's learning, these will be shared with you via Evidence Me. We will also share with you the next steps for your child's learning, we would like to invite you to add your own observations linked to the next steps.

Follow us on Twitter

We regularly update our school Twitter (new name for Twitter is X). Please have a look to see what we have been up to this week.

 #EYFS #Nursery #Reception #Soaringtonewheights 

Are you looking for a Nursery or Reception place for your child for this year or 2024? Contact our school office for more information and to pick up a School  Admissions Pack. You can also apply online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/admissions.

For Nursery please also visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to apply for either 15 hours or 30 hours of funding.

People Who Help Us

Reception Gallery

Our First Day!

Our Learning in Autumn 1

Just like Twiggle, we do what friends do. We play, we help and we share!