Alongside their experiences at home and with families, nursery is the beginning of a child‘s lifelong learning journey, and what an exciting place to start!

In nursery, the children explore and learn through play every second of the day. They learn to share and take turns and to be kind to each other. Children are taught to express their needs and interests. They develop in resilience, confidence and independence. Nursery staff ensure that all children and their families feel valued, safe and secure. We pride ourselves on the relationships we develop with parents and families and strive to strengthen these home school links.

Nursery nurtures pupils’ strengths and helps them to learn and develop new skills to prepare them for the school years ahead and beyond.


In Nursery we follow the Early Years Framework. We base all of our classroom activities around the children’s individual needs linking to the 7 areas of learning. The Nursery staff develop learning through practical and engaging experiences such as cooking, local visits and trips as well as inviting a range of visitors into school.

We aim to make activities creative and develop a child’s passion for exploring the world around them.

You can view our Nursery Curriculum here: Our Curriculum.

We will have circle time discussions about Autumn leaves using words to describe their
colours and textures e.g. ‘crunchy’

During our next topic we will talk about our favourite toys.

We will sing and dance to actions songs, copy simple dance routines, and we will learnt to use the bikes, balls, and climbing equipment safely in the garden.

We explore different materials for mark making and talk about what we have drawn or written. We take care of our books, turn the pages correctly and talk about stories we have heard.

We are learning lots of counting songs and rhymes! We are learning to recognise some numbers and to match them to small sets of objects.

We are learning about Autumn and are talking about the changes we have seen outside.

We are making autumn leaf collages, to do leaf rubbings, to create firework picture and lots more!

We are learning to be more independent learners and to select and use resources by ourselves. We are learning to share and take turns and play cooperatively with our new friends.


Nina Rajan-Weare

My name is Miss Rajan-Weare and I am the nursery teacher and Early Years Phase Lead at John Perry. This is my fourth year here, and before that, I taught in Barking for 8 years. I have taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

I love teaching in the Early Years Phase because no day is ever the same! We laugh, make a mess, make discoveries and are constantly making progress!




  We socialise with our friends when we are doing puzzles. We are learning to take turns and to help each other. If a piece doesn’t fit, we are learning to persist and try rotating the piece until it fits.

Car wash

We enjoy role play. Today we made a car wash and we washed all the dirty cars! We used language in our play and explored new vocabulary such as tyres and windscreens.