A big welcome to all of our children and families. The children are now really settled and have enjoyed their new start in our Nursery. We have loved getting to know them all and we are looking forward to a busy year of learning ahead!
It's been lovely to see all of the children in their brand new uniforms, just a reminder to check that all of your child's clothes are labelled with their names so that we can ensure everything gets back to its owner. It would also be great if you could ensure that your child comes to school with clothing that is weather appropriate including waterproof coats, wellies and sunhats.
At St Martin's, we believe in providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment for all of our Learners. In Nursery, this does include outdoor learning in ALL weathers, creative activities such as painting and lots of sensory (messy) play. All of these activities will ensure your child receives broad and balanced curriculum with experiences which they will remember and learn from. This does mean that your child's uniform will get messy! We endeavour to use resources that will wash out however, on occasion clothing may be stained - please remember this is why we wear uniform!
If you would like to speak to a member of Nursery staff about anything, please do so in the morning when dropping your child off or when collecting you child. The staff in Nursery are Miss Fabian (class teacher), Miss Tomlinson and Miss Stubbs (teaching assistants).
In our Early Years classes, we use an online learning journal called Tapestry. Over the next few weeks, we will be speaking to parents and carers on an individual basis to get you set up on Tapestry. Tapestry allows you to access your child's learning journey from your phone, tablet or computer, once logged in you can view photos and videos of your child's learning at school. It also allows you to share experiences that your child has outside of school, these could be learning that has impressed you, places you have visited or even just a special time such as sharing a story. We are excited for you to see what the children have been doing in school.
To access Tapestry either visit the website https://tapestryjournal.com/ or download the "Tapestry Journal" app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Below are some helpful guides for using Tapestry. If you would like any further support or have any questions please speak to Miss Fabian.