Welcome from staff
Hello and welcome to Nursery! We are the adults working in your class and we’ve got lots of exciting topics planned for the upcoming year.
We are the Nursery teaching team here at Saint Mary's. Miss Souter is the Nursery teacher and Miss Younger is our amazing EYP. We are both passionate about the importance of learning through play which is why we both love nursery so much!
Our Therapeutic Classroom
We are so proud of our lovely classroom. It has been recently redecorated and we have a brand new outdoor area that we share with Reception. We have lots of lovely fairy lights that light up our classroom and make it a cosy and calm space.
Throughout the school year children will cover a broad spectrum of topics which will incorporate all areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Early Years staff will continually assess your child against the criteria set with the Profile, which consists of 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas of learning.
Pentecost 2 - I wonder what happens when the sun comes out?
Pentecost 1 - Tumble
This project focuses on developing children’s agility, balance, coordination and body confidence, through the theme of gymnastics.
Lent 2 - Dangerous Dinosaurs
This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.
Lent 1 - Starry Night
This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.
Check out our newsletter here.
Advent 2 - why do leaves go crispy?
Why do leaves go crispy? What is inside a conker? Explore these questions and more in this project about autumn.
Take a look at some of the things we got up to this term.
Advent 1 - Why do you love me so much?
What is special about me? How do we show that we care? Explore these questions and more in this project about love, families, friends and how people are the same and different.
During this topic we settled into school and got to know each other. We made some great friends and got to know our teachers too.
During the lent term we will cover these three topics.
What and why do people celebrate?
Why do people gather together?
How and why do things grow?