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English Martyrs Primary School

"As part of God's family we grow together, respect each otherand challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be."

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Welcome to Nursery!


"Play is the highest form of research". Albert Einstein

My name is Mrs Nolan and I am one of your Nursey teachers.

I have worked at English Martyrs for 15 years in different classes and I am lucky enough to be teaching Nursery for the second time this year alongside my friend and job share partner Mrs Corry.

I work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and spend the other two days looking after my two children, Violet who is 5 and Jack who is 2.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my husband, family and friends and particularly enjoy going to music gigs and going on holiday to explore different cities and countries.

I'm so looking forward to getting to know the children and parents in Nursery this year and there is so much fun planned for you! 


My name is Mrs Corry and I am one of the Nursery teachers. 

I have been at English Martyrs' for over 10 years and taught across lots of different classes. I really enjoy working in our Nursery class - I think it is definitely my favourite year group to teach in. 

I teach in Nursery part time, the rest of my week I am kept very busy being the school's SENCO. 

I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband, three children and the family dog! We are usually running around to football matches and various clubs and activities! When we can we really enjoy going on holidays and taking breaks where we can explore new places together. 

I am looking forward to the year ahead in Nursery where we always have lots of fun!


In Nursery, children are supported and encouraged to follow their natural desire to explore, investigate and learn through play both inside the classroom and in our outdoor provision area.


Staff are led by the children's curiosity and imagination's as well as having set Topics planned throughout the year to act as a stimulus for the children. Alongside our planned activities we look for opportunities to enhance the children's learning. We do this by planning 'in the moment'. We allow the children to take a lead on their own learning following their interests and own curiosity. Our response is uniquely suited to the unique child in that unique moment. The children will also learn through guided activities and adult led focus groups.


There is no such thing as a ‘Typical day’ in Early Years as every day is new and exciting. However, during the day your children will follow a similar daily routine and receive separate input for specific areas of learning such as Phonics, Mathematics and Literacy.



Parental input is very important at this age and we actively encourage parents to share information about their child's development and achievements through the Seesaw app. This is also where we will share photographs and comments on the things children have been learning each week. 


Here's to a fantastic year in Nursery!




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