St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Learning for Life"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Luke 18:16)Our associated values are: Thankfulness, Respect, Honesty, Love and Resilience
Children learn in many different ways, this is known as the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning'.
Have a look at our outside area
Please look at our video resource page for a video to look around our garden.
Come and Play in our Early Years Foundation Stage
Lots of our activities are set up using tuff trays, here are some examples of ones we have used.
Developing gross motor skills are very important, as children need to master these skills to help them to write and form letters. These muscles are developed by encouraging the children to take part in physical activities, such as climbing, balancing, dancing and crawling.
In nursery we do lots of 'Funky Finger' activities, this helps the children with their fine motor skills. These activities help the children to develop the muscles in their fingers, which will help the children develop their writing skills.
We are having a new nursery built and we have enjoyed watching the builders and playing in our construction area.
The inside of our new nursery is coming along nicely
We are fantastic builders in Nursery
We are becoming expert builders in Nursery
Nahum and Kalli are really good at mixing the cement
Take a look at our video resource page to see Orla's expert building skills
We have been enjoying the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle and 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne'. We have learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly, how to eat healthily and lots of different mini beasts.
Please look on the video resource page for a video about our trip to Africa.
We really enjoyed learning Bollywood dancing today.
Morning children enjoying their dancing
Fabulous Lola and Oscar
We were fantastic at dancing !
Our lovely afternoon children enjoying Bollywood dancing
Lovely Isla-Blue from our 2 year old room really enjoyed the dancing
Our afternoon children
We had a really fun time
Today was World Book Day, we came to Nursery dressed in our pyjamas and listened to lots of different stories.
Spring Term 1
This term we are learning about Dinosaurs. The first book we are reading is 'Cave Baby' written by our favourite author Julia Donaldson.
Today was the last day of term and we had a 'Growth Day', we have listened to different music, taken part in volley ball and painted in the style of Wassily Kandinsky.
More volley ball
Volley Ball games
Morning Volley Ball
Afternoon children volley ball
Afternoon volley ball games
We have had lots of fun today it was Maths Day, we have learnt about odd and even numbers.
We painted like Cavemen using leaves, twigs and grass as paint brushes.