Reception Starters September 2023

Early Years Team 2023-24

Jane Weatherson - Early Years Lead and Bumblebee Class Teacher

Teresa Roberts - Class Teacher Ladybird Class (Monday to Thursday)

Calli Walkerdine - Class Teacher Ladybird Class (Friday)

Jo Pester - Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Document Title Date Download
Parent Transition meeting presentation 23 09th Aug 2023 Download
Positive parenting support guide (NSPCC) 09th Aug 2023 Download
Open Days 2023 26th Aug 2023 Download

What our Parents and Carers say about joining the Early Years at Plympton St Mary Infants!

'Mrs Weatherston has gone above and beyond her role of being a teacher. There is love in all she does. She has taken our son and his class under her wings and has taught them so much already in this first term. She has kept them safe and has challenged them, taught them and helped them grow. She enthusiastically follows the children's lead and plans lessons around their interests. Nothing is too much bother for her and the daily communication with parents is wonderful. She is warm and welcoming and makes our son feel safe. A massive thank you for all she does.'

'My child has had a great first three months at school all of which is down to you. I've been so impressed with the early Years team and it's obvious how hard you all work. Thank you so much!'

'A massive thank you to Mrs Weatherston for making our daughter feel so welcome and helping her to settle so well, being taken from all her friends from old school who she went to nursery with to a new school with knowing no one. She really did settle so well and she talks so highly of you also saying she is so nice mummy, she always makes me smile and to me that is heart warming and I finally feel settled and happy. I have seen such a positive change in my children.'

'I would just like to say how amazingly you are all doing especially through the pandemic and in a very difficult year for everyone but St Mary's  are doing a great job in keeping the children's spirits lifted.'

'We could not have asked for a better start to our son's time at school. He has settled so well and it's incredible to see and hear all the amazing things he is very clearly learning! We were concerned with everything that is going on in the world right now that it would have an effect on his school experience. We needn't have worried as he is clearly loving it and it's all down to everyone's hard work and approach.'

'Thank you for the BEST start to school and for the fun! My boy little boy runs into school every morning!'

'Our child couldn't have had a better start to her school life! EYFS is a fun place to be and learning is planned for meticulously. Thank you!'

'Thank you for the amazing amount of work and effort you have put into making all the Bumblebees transition into school so easy for them. Our child loves every second of school I cannot believe the progress she has made so quickly and she is so proud of her achievements. You can really see the love and care you put into everything you do. Thank you to the team for looking and loving after our precious daughter.'

'Ever since our child has started Plympton St Mary's school she has enjoyed every minute. The way she comes home and talks about all the exciting things you have been doing is all down to you. All the different and exciting lessons you have put into place. We are so grateful for how you have kept us informed of everything and always being available to discuss anything with us. We cannot thank you enough for being such a lovely and kindhearted teacher who has provided a great start to our daughters school journey. We can see you have put in so much effort into helping all the children and how you really want them to do well. Our daughter will not want to leave you next year! Thank you!'