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Welcome to Reception

We hope you've all had a wonderful half term holiday and the children are ready for the learning adventures to come. Please find lots of useful information on our class page which will include photos and details of the topics and learning covered throughout the year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team.

Many Thanks

Mrs Allen and Mrs Thirsk

What are we learning about this Half Term?

Previous Learning

How can you help at Home?

There are lots of things you can do at home to help your child and these include;

  • Sharing lots of books
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Counting at every opportunity
  • Encouraging them to get dressed independently 
  • Talk about numbers, letters and words which you notice in the environment (road names, bus numbers, car registrations, shop signs)
  • Ensuring that they read their reading book every day
  • Encouraging them to write at every opportunity


At St Mary's, we follow the ReadWriteInc scheme for teaching phonics. Please follow the link below for further information on how you can support your child.

Useful Websites


News and Upcoming Events



Wednesday 20th November - Trip to Imagine That!

Tuesday 3rd December - Experience Christmas

Friday 6th December - Own clothes day 

Tuesday 10th December - Nativity @2pm

Wednesday 11th December - Nativity @ 9.30 am

Thursday 12th December - PTA Christmas Event after school

Tuesday 17th December - Tinsel Tuesday

Friday 20th December- Christmas Service in church @ 9.15am

Friday 18th October - School closes for half-term holiday






Lots of Lovely Learning

Here's a snapshot of what the Reception children got up to last year!

Our First Day