All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.

Welcome to Class One. This is our first class at St Mary’s and home to all our Reception, Year One and Year Two children along with, Mrs Nowell, Mrs Lingard and Miss Thoburn. We love learning together in Class One and we are very creative – we learn in so many different ways and make use of all the space around us.

Hover and click below, to link to some of our latest work.

The Great Outdoors
In Class One, we do lots of outdoor work.
We have our own Play Area
But we also make use of the full outdoor space.
Fine Motor Skills
We develop our fine motor skills through a range of activities.
Science & Investigation
We do a lot of practical work.
And work together, in teams.
We love learning about art history and creating our own work.
Cooking is another great way of learning.
We learn about maths, through measuring the ingredients.
And we get to eat the food too!
We have lots of School Trips
Like our trip to Chester Zoo.
School visits allow us to learn from experts in their own environment.
Social Skills
Eating together in the outdoors is a wonderful way to develop our social skills.
We celebrate special days
Like Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)...
...and link them to our learning.
Cooking links with lots of areas in our curriculum.

Contact Mrs Nowell by email at:

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead