Class Teacher

Miss L. Walton

Classroom Assistant

Miss E. Millership

In our nursery class,  we love playing and exploring. We offer a range of interesting and stimulating activities that enable the children
to be active in their own learning. They have opportunities to build on their experiences, delight in their achievements and develop
 creative and critical thinking. Thus, developing children that are confident, capable learners.

Learning in Nursery

At Knutton St. Mary’s learning is guided by a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Children’s learning and
development is planned to ensure that through play and activities each child is provided with learning opportunities to match their
unique needs and interests – promoting new skills and knowledge in the 7 areas of learning and development.

Prime Areas

The 3 prime areas are the most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.


  • Talking
  • Singing
  • Asking questions
  • Answering questions
  • Listening to others
  • Telling stories
  • Learning new words
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Painting
  • Cutting
  • Threading
  • Making
  • Joining
  • Building
  • Knowing our feelings
  • Sharing
  • Keeping clean
  • Using the toilet
  • Eating health
  • Keeping healthy
  • Making friends
  • Keeping friends
  • Getting dressed
As children grow, those prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas, including: