St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Early Years

A special delivery 

We are very pleased to welcome this amazing donation from Mia and Evie Parsons. With a little help from our local community we managed to walk the new house into position. Now we need a little bit of hard work to get it looking bright and ready for the summer. 

Away in a Manger

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with love from the staff and children of Rainbow and Star Class Early Years 2020
Away in a Manger

Christmas Decoration Day- 27/11/2020


Today the children enjoyed creating different Christmas decorations with a range of resources, and of course lots of glitter! The children can't wait to bring home their creations to share with you in the run up to Christmas. We are all getting very excited and starting to feel all festive!

Remote Home Learning


In the event of a bubble closure, we will use the Google Classroom to deliver our learning. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the google classroom. We will continue to use Tapestry and the year group email as means of communicating. 


Autumn 2


Welcome back after half term Rainbows and Stars! We hope you had a great break?


Last half term we enjoyed lots of lovely exploring and learning based on Traditional Stories and started our Phonics and Maths learning. The Early Years team are so impressed with how well all the children have settled into life in Early Years. It is such a great pleasure to see the children skipping and running through the gates into school each morning!


This half term we will be focusing our learning on the theme of ‘Light and Dark’. We have explored this idea with the children and they have generated some very interesting questions around the moon, stars, space and nocturnal animals. Please find below our inspiration map for this half term. We can’t wait for a fun filled half term in the build up to Christmas.


Please remember to log on to Stars and Rainbows Google Classroom for any extra support materials; and any work set in the event of needing to isolate or bubble closure.


Best Wishes

Mrs Rutter & Miss Boxall

Returning to school after Lockdown

Our Outdoor Learning Environment