St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School


Goodbye Nursery Class of 2019-2020

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Dear Boys, Girls and Parents,

As we come to the end of the school year, Wednesday is the last day of Nursery for you all. It sure feels very strange that we're not in school to say goodbye to each other. When we began Nursery, way back in September 2019, not one of us expected that this is how it would end.


We had lots of fun times learning together, in the months we had in Nursery this year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for working so hard on the activities we uploaded for you on our class page. Thank you to all the helpers who have assisted you at home and many of them who have also juggled their own work commitments. We could not have done this all without you and your helpers support, enthusiasm, dedication, humour and encouragement. Words can never convey our sincere appreciation and gratitude.
We know it has been hard to stay at home and learn from home for so long, and we are so proud of our Nursery pupils for doing this! The adults in your life and around the world are working really hard so that it will be safe to go back to school in the new term.
Every Thursday in Lockdown we clapped for the people who have been working so hard to keep us all safe. Today we clap you! Our little heroes who have stayed at home and learned from home every day-missing your school, friends, classroom assistants and teachers- all to keep your friends and family safe. Well done!
So please have a relaxing, happy and safe summer break which you have well and truly earned (and so have your parents); and we really look forward to seeing you all again when school re-opens next term.
Bye for now , take care and have lots of fun in the sun,
Miss Sharkey, Mrs Barratt & Mrs Hartley

Hello Nursery,


Just a little message to say we (Mrs Barratt, Mrs Hartley and me) are thinking of you all and we miss each and every one of you.


Your smiles, stories and antics bring us joy and happiness day to day. We hope we are together again soon.


I will do my best to continue to support you and your families as we wade through uncharted territory. I hope you are all safe and healthy.


School is important but so is your health. Take care of yourself and your families (from a safe distance of course). No matter what happens this year, be proud of yourself, your resilience, and your ability to adapt to extreme circumstances.


I want every one of you to look outside or go in your garden (if you can) and look at how beautiful our world is. Make some art, even if it’s just drawing a picture. Glue/tape recycled things together to make a model. Bake cookies and cakes and decorate them. We just want you all to be able to have fun despite the craziness going on in our outside world at this present time.


Please share some of your favourite activities on Tapestry so I can see what you have been doing.


Stay Safe,


Miss Sharkey

National Sports Week

The week commencing 22/06/20 is National School Sports Week. Below I have a created some fun activities for you to challenge yourself and be involved in over the course of the week. If you do participate please take a photograph or video and share this with me via Tapestry. 


St Mary's Virtual Sports Week Challenges



I have had some messages/photographs from your Nursery friends which I would like to share with you. In the photographs they have been showing me the fun activities they have been enjoying at home. I have been sent these photographs via Tapestry. I am sure you are all missing each other so hopefully these will put a smile on your face as it has on Mrs Barratt's, Mrs Hartley's and mine.


Please continue over the coming weeks uploading to Tapestry, so that we can see all of the wonderful things that you have been enjoying at home.


The Beginner's Bible: The Easter Story

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark

P.E with Joe | Monday 23rd March 2020

Daily Workouts 9am Monday - Friday - 30 Minutes

Oti Mabuse and marius Iepure THE GREATEST SHOWMAN kids class

Many videos on Oti's YouTube page for you to join in with :)

Room on the Broom | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure

Lots of new kids yoga adventures available

Welcome to Nursery


Welcome to our Nursery at St Mary’s C of E Primary School.

It is the beginning of an exciting and fun filled year ahead.

 The Nursery staff are looking forward to working with both you and your children.

In Nursery we are very fortunate to have three members of staff:


TeacherMiss C Sharkey

Teaching AssistantsMrs P Barratt and Mrs G Hartley


As well as being taught as a class, Nursery also work closely with the Reception staff and children.


We recognise that a child’s first impression of the world begins at home. Therefore it is important that both the Nursery and Parents work together in a close partnership to support your children's learning and development inside and outside the learning environment.

If Parents/Teachers have any issues or concerns, we would like this to be communicated with the staff in order to resolve matters as soon as possible.


Also if your child has positively achieved something at home, please let us know verbally, by writing it down on a piece of paper or by sending in a photograph.


At St Mary's the Nursery staff enjoy every minute in the company of the children by having fun, and by helping them develop their own unique characteristics to form the individuals that they will become.


Everyday is new and exciting as we learn and grow together!






In Nursery we cover a variety of topics. 
Our topics this year are:

  * Autumn 1 - All about me

  * Autumn 2 - Christmas

  * Spring 1 - People who help us

  * Spring 2 - Fairy Stories

  * Summer 1 - Minibeasts and Growth

  * Summer 2 -  The Zoo




Useful Websites to support your children:


We went on a visit to the Church yard and picked up some leaves. We discussed the different seasons and then created hedgehog pictures for our display.

On Friday mornings, we are having Little Bikers in to help with our physical development.

The outcome of this is that the children will become more confident on a balance bike and eventually ride a pedal bike.


Thank you for all your support this half term. The Nursery Team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Looking forward to working with you all in 2020!


Enjoy the break!



The Sleepy Shepherd Nativity