St Mary's Church of England School
Nurturing Creative Thinkers

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St Mary's CE Primary School,
Kendal Road,Kirkby Lonsdale,
Cumbria LA6 2DN

Teamwork – we are concentrating and co-operating!

‘My way, your way a bit, my way again!  Don’t let the marbles escape!  We did well working together!’

Personal, social and emotional development is central to our Nursery curriculum.  We support children to feel happy in our school environment, learn to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings, learn about ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, develop independence and ultimately feel good about themselves.


Our experienced Early Years practitioners know when children need guidance and when it is time to observe and allow them to develop their independence.  We provide and capture opportunities and resources to develop social and emotional skills.

In this photograph, the children made webs by rolling marbles through the white paint, the hard part was working as a team to tip the tray. The children had to wait for their turn to tip their side unless the marbles wouldn’t roll. Sometimes it was hard to wait for our turn!  We are going to play more taking turn games.

This opportunity arose during a fascination with spiders after finding one in the classroom!   We went outside to find webs.  They were beautiful!  We then wanted to recreate our own.