Nursery

Nursery

Welcome to St Mary’s school! We are the foundation for everything that is to come in our wonderful school, and what a place to start!
All of our very hard work is play based and designed to help develop the skills required to thrive, succeed and enjoy our time in nursery, ensuring we are ready to move on to the rest of the school.
We access the outdoor area and whole school grounds on a daily basis to provide a broad and balanced experience.

Nursery Staff

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Mr L Gorst - Nursery

Mr Gorst is an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who is working throughout school most specifically in our EYFS setting and Infants.

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Miss A Robinson - Nursery

I have worked at school for the last ten years. In that time I have had many, many different jobs! I am currently run the breakfast club, I lead the lunch club for nursery children and I am a nursery assistant, which I have been doing for three years. This is also my favourite and […]

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Miss A Cadman - Nursery

I have worked in St Mary’s since 2013 – I started working here before I had even left Sixth Form! I work in Breakfast Club, After School Club, as a midday supervisor and in KS1 and EYFS as a teaching assistant. I love dancing! I started at the age of three and have danced in […]

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Mrs J Chapman, NNEB - Nursery

I have been a teaching assistant at St Mary’s for 16 years, currently working in many different classes. For the last few years I have been learning sign language and now use it almost every day.  For several years I was joint leader of Kirkby Lonsdale Pre-school. In a past life I was a professional […]

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Mrs D Winnard, BA Ed (Hons) - Nursery

I am married with three children and have lived in the area for 17 years.  I have taught in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and really enjoy being in the Early Years.  I’ve been part of the St Mary’s Early Years team for too long to remember. I love being outside walking, cycling and swimming – you’ve […]

Latest News

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Sports Day

Well done to all of our children who took part in sports day this week. The weather was good and the children really demonstrated our school values today.

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Mrs Gladwinfield has arrived in Kenya

Mrs Gladwinfield will be spending the next four weeks in Kenya. She will be working in a primary school near Gilgil along with Mrs Highton. They have already been working in the school with classes of 60 children many of whom walk 10Km to attend the school.

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Learning numbers

In Nursery we are working hard to recognise our numbers, this week we put the numbers on the ball wall and had to throw the ball at the number that Mrs Chapman shouted out.

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Colour Mixing

We put powder paint on a large sheet of paper, then we sprayed water on the paint. We watched the colours mix together to make new colours. We loved walking down the paint in our wellies to mix it even more and then at the end we walked through the welly wash!

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Snow fun

We had half an hour of snow fun this morning before returning to the normal timetable of lessons! What a super day for enjoying the snow at lunchtime.

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Building

The children have been building ice caves using our new ice blocks. They were very creative with their ideas and were good at working together to build their caves.

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Fairtrade Coffee and Tea Time

Please help us during Fairtrade fortnight with our Coffee time on Tuesday Feb 27th. Traidcraft products will be on sale and we have a catalogue if you want to order products in advance. Please join us at the end of the school day in Year 3 classroom. There will be Traidcraft products to buy  or come […]

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Snow!

What did we do in the snow? We built a small snowman, sledged in a tray and had a brilliant time!

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Remembrance

Jack and Daisy, our head boy and girl took part in the Remembrance service held at St Mary’s Church. Many thanks for their contribution to this very important service of remembrance.

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Owl visit to Nursery

On Wednesday the owls came to visit. We learnt that owls stand on one leg when they are asleep, that not all owls say “twit twoo” and that they fly silently. All the children had a turn at stroking an owl called “Cuddles” and held an owl called “Star”. We loved seeing the owl and […]

Reading List

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We’re Going on a Lion Hunt
By David Axtell

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The Naughty Bus
By Jan Oke

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The Train Ride
By June Crebbin and Stephen Lambert

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Jolly Christmas Postman
By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Nursery Calender Events

Nursery Curriculum

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Year Groups

Nursery

Reception

Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Infants

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Year 2

Infants

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Year 3

Juniors

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Year 4

Juniors

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Year 5

Juniors

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Year 6

Juniors

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