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Reception 2018 – 2019

Welcome to reception!

Our reception teacher is Miss Farrell.

Our reception teaching assistants are Mrs Walton, Mrs Andreucetti, and Mrs Q.                 

Our Classroom

Our classroom is a hive of activity where children are encouraged to explore our learning areas, make links, and learn through play whilst communicating with peers and adults. Within our reception classroom, we have a range of continuous provision areas including sand, water, reading and a creative area as well as many more.

In reception, we are learning through play, building up all of the skills that we need to be successful lifelong learners. Our day consists of a balance of child initiated play and adult led activities.  We focus on the main areas of:


  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

As a Catholic school, RE is also one of our core areas of learning and the Catholic ethos runs through everything that we do in school.

Our outside area

Outdoor play is very important to us here in reception and is where lots of our learning takes place, so please ensure your child has a coat with a hood everyday so that we are ready for all weathers!

Our school day

Our school day begins at 8.50 and finishes at 3.00.

At 8.50 the gates to the reception playground will be opened by a member of staff. The children are encouraged to enter the reception classroom independently. At home time a member of staff will open the reception gates and we will supervise the safe collection of the children. Please be on time to collect your child. If, for any reason, you are going to be late it is essential that you phone school so that we can reassure your child.

Things to remember:

  • My book bag to be brought every day for books and letters
  • My PE kit on Fridays – black shorts, yellow t-shirts and pumps. This can be left in school
  • Wellington boots – which can be left in school
  • A coat with a hood everyday


Your child will grow and learn so much this year, through topics based around children’s interests and the world around them. We aim to have lots of fun on our learning journey!

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