I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Reception. In Reception, we are always busy; exploring our fantastic classroom, our outside areas and our wonderful woods. Learning is fun, practical and play based. We love learning new things, asking fantastic questions and using what we know. We try to be outside as much as possible in all weathers.
Mrs Rickart Profile Mrs Rickart is a highly experienced practitioner with working in a range of settings. She he also has a specialism in Speech and Language and SEND.
Mrs Wadsworth Profile After attending King Richard School in Cyprus (GCSEs), Mrs Wadsworth then went to Chichester College (A Levels) and read Sociology at University of Sussex and then University of Cumbria (PGCE). Mrs Wadsworth is a formal Military Officer and has worked in various international schools.
Mrs Chalmers Profile I’ve worked in St Mary’s Early Years for the last eleven years and I still love coming to work! I enjoy the challenges that the younger children bring – every day is different! I love seeing the progression throughout the school, especially as I work with most of the children when they […]
Mrs Day Profile I have been teaching for over twenty years, many of them at St Mary’s. I love teaching here as it’s a very special school with great children and staff. I have taught in most classes in the school but in all of them I love to read stories and to watch the […]
In the Early Years, Friday is our Forest School day. Forest School is a child centered approach around natural play. It develops independence, self esteem and relationship skills. It gives the children a chance to engage with the natural environment, the opportunity to encounter risks and overcome obstacles. In Forest School, we love exploring the […]
Dear Parents, We would normally have a meeting to talk about teaching your children to read and what we do in school. With the current restrictions, we can’t hold this meeting, this year, but we will post a series of videos which will, hopefully, explain what we are doing in class and where we are […]
In Reception, we are very lucky to have a wide range of construction equipment from junk boxes to tiny curved blocks difficult to balance to large blocks for building outside. Reception amaze us every day with their building and architectural skills. Construction Play is proven to make a difference to the way children think and […]
In Reception, we have access to the outdoor area every day – come rain or shine! As Early Years practitioners we understand lots of children learn best outside. Outside learning allows children the freedom to explore and play freely. It has huge benefits for their mental health, physical health and allows them to be curious, […]
In Reception, we have a phonics lesson every day. This is where we learn sounds to help us to read and write. In class, we have lots of creative, child led opportunities to read and write. We might be writing a list for a potion or instructions how to look after a pet or a […]
Jamie Knight is currently one of the world’s best and most in-demand Professional Football Freestylers. Jamie has travelled worldwide working with the most prominent global brands, comprising of the likes of Nike, Adidas & Red Bull. Jamie’s performances include some of the most prolific sports events such as an on the pitch performance at the […]
We have had a superb day with the whole school dressing up and learning new languages. We have visited (virtually) a whole range of countries including, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Scotland, Italy and France. What a great adventure we have had which was a day of food tasting, geography skills, learning new languages and lots […]
Congratulations to our children who have become the new head boys and girls for this year.
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Welcome to all of our children who have returned to school this week. We are so excited that we have been able to start school again. What an amazing start we have made. Over the next few weeks we are making every effort to ensure our children take time to talk about what they have […]
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