St Mary's FieldsPrimary School

Ensuring that each child reaches their potential and develops an enthusiasm for lifelong learning


Foundation - EYFS - Nursery and Reception

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) 


We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family, thank you for choosing St Mary’s Fields Primary School. Our fun, bright, caring and nurturing staff are ready to help you and your child embark upon their learning journey. At St Mary's we put you and your child at the heart of everything we do. We aim to ensure that every day is full of purposeful play, exploration, curiosity, FUN and that they leave our setting each day with a spring in their step.


Working in our Chestnut Nursery we have:

Class teachers: Miss Daye, Mrs Holden

Class teaching assistants: Mrs Stones, Mrs Burtonwood, Mrs Middleton


Working in Hawthorn Class we have:

Class teacher and EYFS Leader: Mr McFarland

Class teaching assistants: Miss Thompson, Mrs Hendy, Miss McCallum


Working in Rowan Class we have:

Class teacher: Mrs Hurst

Class teaching assistants: Mrs Bell Young, Miss Blake


Information for our parents:

Our main PE day is Wednesday (for Chesnut Nursery and Reception - Hawthorn/Rowan)

We also have Big Moves on a Monday afternoon. 



Please read with your children daily. Books will be changed when we read with your child.

Please send your children with a bag for their books and a plastic water bottle. 


Please view our knowledge organisers to see what your children are learning this term and for additional, fun activities to do at home. The Knowledge Organisers are posted below. 



How else can you help?

• Please let staff know of anything that happens at home that may impact on your child’s behaviour/ ability to learn at school. 

• Please ensure that your child gets enough sleep and eats healthily. If you have any concerns, please see the school nurse. (Number available from the office).

• Limit screen time, especially before bedtime.

• Talk to your child in your first language!

• Invite friends round for play dates 

• Please visit an optician to have your child’s vision tested. This is not done in school. 



If you have any problems or concerns, please discuss them with your child’s teacher in the first instance.  However, if you have an urgent question please contact the school office. 

We look forward to having a great year with your child!!

Welcome to Chestnut Nursery 

Chestnut Class Knowledge Organiser: Autumn 1 2022

Welcome to The Foundation Stage (Hawthorn / Rowan)

EYFS - Knowledge Organisers 

EYFS Curriculum / Planning


EYFS Long Term Plan

EYFS - Linking to Foundation Subjects 


Other helpful documents for parents:

Healthy Teeth Happy Smiles 

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles aims to improve the oral health of children and adults in Leicester, and reduce tooth decay and associated health issues.

here are some very simple messages that you can use to help promote good oral health in your setting or at home:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, once before bed and one other time during the day.
  • Eat less sugary food and drink - find out more at
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Book a visit to the dentist once your child gets their first tooth and regularly. 

Our campaign with local partners

Leicester Museums, King Richard 111 Visitor Centre, young people champions and local sports clubs – Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers, Leicester Riders, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester Ladies Hockey Club are all encouraging younger children to brush their teeth regularly during the campaign.



Pages on our Website EYFS parents may find useful