Children

Leadership Roles

In 2020/21, we introduced new Leadership Roles for the children, which enabled them to share their pupil voice and those of their peers, as well as show respect for each other and our world.  These are very important roles in shaping the direction of our school.  The roles available are: Eco-Warrior House Captain Pupil Parliament …

Reception

 Welcome to Starlight & Sunshine class! Our setting has been planned to ensure that it is an enabling environment that allows the children to have a deep level of involvement in the activities that they choose to access, both inside and out. How we teach – Continuous Provision Planning in the moment is all about …

Key Stage 1

Welcome to Key Stage 1! We have 4 classes in Key Stage 1 – Mars & Venus in Year 1 and Jupiter & Saturn in Year 2. In key stage 1, children transition from a learning through play approach to more formal learning. This is carried out through a phased transition from the end of …

Enrichment

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Pastoral Care

The role of the Pastoral Lead is to provide support to children, parents and carers on concerns that may be impacting the children’s learning, development and wellbeing. The pastoral lead may work 1:1 or in small groups with children on issues such as bereavement, self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, separation, and social skills. The sessions are fun …

Forest School

Forest School encourages the development of children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play, activities and exploration. Originally a concept developed in Denmark, children attending Forest Schools were found to have developed strong social skills and generally had high self-esteem and confidence in their own capabilities. The children are encouraged to explore appropriately managed risky …

Outdoor Learning

At St Mary’s our Early Years outside space has been designed to ensure the children are highly engaged in their learning.  It includes a mud kitchen, digging area, reading area, writing shed, investigation station, large construction area, vegetable patch, bikes and scooters, a sand pit, a water investigation station, a music and performance area and …

Outdoor Play

St Mary’s is an ‘All Weather’ school and children will play outside in nearly all conditions.  We have developed our outdoor play provision to offer opportunities to: Use and develop the skills learnt in P.E. lessons and at clubs Be physically active for 60 minutes a day Develop leaders at every level from children to …

Spiritual Garden

Our Spiritual Garden is a place where children and adults can sit quietly and enjoy the peace and calm of natural surroundings. The garden contains a range of features representing the elements that are important to our community: The soothing sounds of a wind chime, to evoke the sense of hearing Animal sculptures to represent …