Welcome Early Years

Welcome to St. Mary’s Early Years! We currently have 38 children in our class with our teacher, Mrs. Towers and our assistants, Miss Fletcher, Mrs Streatfield, Mrs McQuinn and Mrs Findlay.

Since September we have been making lots of new friends, learning new routines and personalising our learning environment with our beautiful creations. Everyone is amazed at how quickly and how well we have all settled in. We have been exploring the whole school topic of ‘zoology’ this term and went on an exciting adventure to Bristol Zoo in September. Many of us were lucky enough to be joined by some of our family members. This whole school trip inspired lots of imaginative role play, animal stories and creative artwork in Early Years.

We’ve been using our maths skills daily including games such as ‘what’s the time Mr Wolf’, finding matching wellies and measuring our playdough ingredients! In literacy we have been sharing lots of books with each other, listening for special sounds and lots of mark making. We also walked to the Library this term and had some fantastic stories read to us by Tracy our Librarian.

This term our buddies from year 6 have been to visit us and joined us on our Advent Retreat day. We got to go around the whole school together and learn about this very special time of year. In preparation for Christmas we have also been singing lots of songs, learning about the nativity story and turned our role play corner into a stable. We made our family and friends very proud at our Christmas celebration afternoon when we sang festive songs in the main school hall!