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Please read to the bottom of the page where you will find important reminders

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Welcome to Reception!


We are off to a wonderful start to the school year. I am very excited about the year ahead and helping your little ones grow, learn and love school here at St Mary's.

Our Curriculum

In Reception our play based program is designed to help children attain the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) goals appropriate for their age.

There are 7 main focus areas which include personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, mathematics, physical development, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. 

Please click the link below to find out more information.

It is very important that your child is in school every day and we advise that you contact the school office if your child is absent for any reason, and that holidays are during school holiday time.

The School Day

Children will have lesson of Religion Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. French, Music, Art, ICT and PE are also taught throughout the week. 



The topic we are currently looking at is 'Myself'. 



We this term we are focusing on number. We are learning to count, write and order our numbers.



We are  learning the names of letters and their sounds. Ask your child what sounds letters make. Below is a list of the letters in the order we will be learning them – this is a vital process for the children to master as it is essential to help with reading, writing and spelling.

It is really important that children are learning to sound and write these correctly.


Below are some useful links to help home learning




Games on this website such as:

Word wheel

Reading machine

CVC maker





  • Label all clothes, socks, jumpers, ties, shirts, trousers and skirts and PE kits (navy blue shorts, white t shirt, black plimsolls, spare underwear and socks)


  • Book bags - check them daily


  • Snacks- a small piece of fruit only should be sent in a labelled box for morning playtime. In the afternoons children will be given free fruit from school. Please no yogurt, crackers or sweets 


  • Tuck shop- Tuesdays and Thursdays 20p, if required


  • Continue to encourage your child to dress and undress themselves- especially buttons and shoes. Use a knife and fork to eat their food and write their name
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