Welcome to Nursery's Class Page.


A warm welcome to St Mary’s to our new families and welcome back to our existing families!

We are looking forward to getting to know you and your children over this coming year. All the children have settled into Nursery so well this week and we are so proud of them.  Starting at school can be an emotional time for parents and children alike, but don’t worry they’re in good hands!


If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to come and see a member of staff– our door is always open.  Here at St Mary’s we believe communication between home and school is an essential factor for a wonderful learning experience.


We hope that you have fun listening to the children telling you all about the fun we have in Nursery. 



As you are aware Miss Bain is currently off so Miss Dempsey has moved to Reception.  Mrs Wallace will be covering for Miss Bain whilst she is off. We welcome her to our EYFS family.


In Nursery we have Mrs Wallace, Mrs MacMillan, and Miss Smith.  Mr Wombwell will be shared between the two classes. Miss Smith Will cover Mrs Wallace’s PPA.


To keep up to date with what is going on in Nursery and around the rest of the school, please go to our school website for all the latest pictures and to see what we get up to!



Our topic for our first half term is ‘All About Me’, where we will be learning all about ourselves and our new friends. We will be exploring what makes us all so very special and what our favourite things to do are.




  • Uniform - We ask all children to wear a school uniform. A white polo shirt with either grey pants or grey skirt/pinafore should be worn
  • Spare Clothes - All children should have a bag in school with spare clothes, accidents do happen
  • Water Bottle – Children should bring a water bottle into school with their name clearly labelled on it, for when they get thirsty. We do ask parents to make sure that the bottle contains only water
  • Names - Please make sure children have their names in all items of their uniform. It avoids tears when things go missing and really helps staff
  • Book Bag - If your child has a school book bag, they can bring home a book from our library to share at home
  • Wet weather Attire - All children need a pair of wellies and a raincoat (with their names on), with the fantastic English weather, we can expect lots of rain


Things to do at Home

  • Phonics - To build up our listening skills, draw your child’s attention to what they can hear around them. The rain, an alarm, some birds? Anything is fab!
  • Reading - Read with your child as much as possible and encourage them to discuss their favourite characters and favourite book(s)
  • Maths - Draw your child’s attention to numbers and shapes within their environment. E.g. door numbers, shapes of household items
  • Topic - Discuss family life with your child, including immediate family members along with their visual traits and what makes them so special



We look forward to all the fun and exciting things we will be doing together this year.


Miss Dempsey, Mrs Wallace and the EYFS Team J


Nursery's Medium Term Plan