Welcome to Reception 2017-18

Reception class have two teachers.  Mrs Potts teaches them on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Egan-Simpson teaches them on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The class have a full time teaching assistant called Mrs Jones.

Our Class Link Governor is Mrs Sarah Roberts.


Reception New Intake Home Visits - June 2018

Once your child has been allocated a place at St Mary's you will be contacted so we can organise a home visit before your child starts school.  Once invited to, please registered by clicking the picture link to book your home visit time slot.

Home visits this year are scheduled for the week commencing 9th July. Booking home visits usually opens following the New Parents' Meeting on 18th June. 

More information to follow.

Reception - Indoor Facilities

In our classroom we are learning to look after and care for each other because we know that this helps to keep everyone happy. We are trying to share our things and be kind to one another. We know that if we do these things everyone will always be happy and smiling.

Our classroom is a very exciting place and it changes all the time. We have lots of different areas where we can play and learn, some inside and some outside. We have a book corner, a construction area, a role play area, a creative area, a writing area, an ICT area, a sand and water area

Reception - Outdoor Facilities

We also have a place for physical development outside and lots more; there will always be lots of different activities to aid our learning. Come and have a look what a wonderful place reception class is to learn.

Reception Class Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-18

Please click on the link below to view the Reception Class Curriculum at St Mary's for 2017-18. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum.


File icon: pdf Reception Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-2018 [pdf 420KB] Click to download

Topic Resources Spring 2 - What is above the sky? 

Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Home Learning

Home Learning in Reception aims to develop a positive and effective partnership between school and home and encourage parents to be fully involved in their child’s learning and education.

• Timothy Tiger is sent home with his diary, with one child, each weekend. The family are to write in the diary and return to school to share with our class on Monday.

• Read, Write, Inc. file and flash cards are sent home weekly, with their Home Communication Book which details phonics and reading activities to share at home.

• Reading books from the school library are chosen weekly and then supplemented with reading scheme books when appropriate for each child.

• A personalised game or activity to complement learning will be sent home every Friday.

For detailed information about your child's Home Learning Tasks this half term please click on the picture link.

Reception Class End of Year Expectations

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Reception English Writing Expectations 2017-2018 [pdf 332KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reception Reading Expectations 2017-2018 [pdf 257KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reception Mathematics Expectations 2017-2018 [pdf 187KB] Click to download

Timothy Tiger

Timothy Tiger is our class friend. During the week he sits on the radiator and keeps his beady eye on the children. On a Friday he chooses one child to go home with. He then spends all weekend with that child. He goes home with a special book for your child (or you) to write in. Your child will then share this with the whole class on a Monday morning.


The children will have a PE lesson on a Wednesday morning.  Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school before that date. Please make sure ALL items of clothing including pumps are clearly labelled. Before these lessons begin please encourage your child to dress and undress themselves independently.