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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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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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 […]

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Mrs E Hutchinson, BA (Hons) - Nursery

I have worked at St. Mary’s for ten years and have taught Reception for the last four. I love working in Year 2, as the children make me smile and laugh every day. I love being outside and run the Eco warriors and gardening club at school, helping the children be more aware of the […]

Latest News

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Learning about Diwali

Nursery children made Rangoli patterns outside YR, we put stencils on the floor and sprinkled paint on. The patterns looked beautiful, we found out that they are painted outside people’s homes to welcome people in at Diwali. The children loved making the patterns and we could tell we had used powder paint as we had […]

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Nov 6th Open Day for Nursery and Reception 2019

Please join us 9;30 – 11:30 am on Nov 6th for our Open Day.  Families are welcome to see our school in action and join us to explore our school. Tours throughput the school will take place each half hour.

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An amazing maze!

Mr Bradshaw mowed a maze in the long grass on the big field, all the Early Years children had a fantastic time trying to find the entrance, make decisions about which way to go and see if we could find our way out. Guess what – we did and nobody got stuck in the maze. […]

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Congratulations

  Congratulations to Freya and James who have become our new Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to Beth and Marley who are now Deputy Head Girl and Boy also. All of the children who took part in the presentations were very confident, producing powerpoints, films and superb speeches. Well done!

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Term has begun

We have had a lovely and positive start to the new academic year.  We are looking forward to welcoming our spring and summer born children in Reception over the next week.  A special welcome to children starting in the juniors who are new to our school.

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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.

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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