New Starters in Nursery and Reception 2023

To all our new students and their families, welcome to our school community.  We look forward to working with you in the future and working in partnership to provide your child with the best possible educational opportunities.  

This page will be used to provide parents and carers with relevant information for their child, due to start in our Nursery or Reception Classes in September 2023.

Phonics at St Mary's

We teach phonics using the Read, Write In Scheme.  Please click on the picture link to find out more about how phonics are taught at St Mary's.

Early Years

Please click on the picture link to find out about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum at St Mary's.  This is the curriculum for both Nursery and Reception children.


We use Tapestry to share key information and new learning throughout the year. Please complete the form needed to access Tapestry.


Our Nursery Class

Our teachers are Mrs Bullock (Monday to Wednesday) and Ms Murtin (Thursday and Friday)

Learning Support:  Miss Pszenyczniak and Mrs Whipp

Please click here to visit Our Nursery Website Pages



Our Day in Nursery


Start - 8.55am

Collection – Between 3.00pm and 3.15pm


Nursery Things to Remember...

We have fruit, milk and water each day

On your birthday you can wear your own clothes as a treat

On a Friday someone is picked to be the star of the week

You pay for all school related activities on Parents Pay


Our Reception Class

Our teachers in Reception are Mrs Morgan (Early Years Foundation Lead) Monday to Thursday, and Miss Green and Mrs Faulkner Friday.

Learning Support: Mrs Jackson and Miss Stubbs.

Please click here to visit Our Reception Website Pages

Our Day in Reception


Start 8.50am

Collect 3.20pm


Reception Things to Remember

Book bag


Reading book

Wellies and a coat for Forest School