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Our First Week 


We have had a super first week in Nursery and we are amazed at how quickly we have all settled in! We have spent the first week in school getting to know one another, exploring our new classroom environment, establishing our rules and routines and having lots of fun!




  •  Snack is now being provided via school so parents no longer need to send snack (unless your child only likes a particuluar fruit). 
  • All Tapestry accounts should now be activated. Please use Tapestry to share observations and experiences at home with us in Nursery. We love to see the things that the children do at home and this is a great way to develop home school links. 
  • We will use Tapestry yo send out memos and reminders. 


Below is a quick video tutorial on adding observations on Tapestry which you may find useful;

Our first few weeks In Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!


Hello and welcome to St Mary's and our class page. I will update this page with news about our learning and any important information that you may need to know. My name is Miss Belnavis and your Nursery Nurse is called Mrs Bevington. Some of you will be returning to Nursery to continue your journey but for many of you this will be your first week at a brand new school with brand new faces! We are so excited to finally meet all of you and start our journey together!


The first few weeks in Nursery will be all about building positive relationships with teachers and peers and getting to know one another. We will gradually introduce the Nursery routine, explore the provision and discuss how we access this independently. We will then begin to gather baseline assessments on each child to ensure that we know how to plan effectively for their next steps in learning. 




Our topic for the first half term will be 'Marvelous Me and my Magnificent World'. During this time we will look at ourselves, finding out about what makes us special, what we like and don't like, our birthdays and our families. We will share story books such as 'Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School' and 'Topsy and Tim start school'. We will enhance provision linked to ourselves and our families for example babies in the water, construction to build our houses etc. 

We will then be moving on to looking at the people who help us both in and outside of school. During this time we will explore our school environment and think about the different people who help us in school. 


The First Week Back 


As you are aware we will be staggering the children in as per the letter that you received in the summer term. Some of the children will attend on Wednesday morning and some will attend on Thursday morning. On Friday, all children will attend Nursery for the morning session. The week commencing 7th September all children will begin their usual allocated session times. 

Nursery session Times

8:45-11:45-Morning session 

12:30-3:30- Afternoon session 

8:45-3:30- All day




During the first week we will hand you a letter about our online learning journey 'Tapestry'. We ask you to complete the form and return it to ourselves so that you are able to access your child's learning journey. We use Tapestry as well as paper learning journeys to record observations of your child. We also use Tapestry for parental observations and other forms of communication from school to home. 


We hope you have all had a magnificent summer and are as excited as we are to welcome you into Nurserysmileyheart.