Reception Class Page


Hello and welcome to Reception. Mrs Hunt is the class teacher. Mrs Boland, Mrs Berry and Miss Plimmer are the class teaching assistants.

Class Routines Autumn term

  • PE – Friday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kit.

  • Reading Books - Friday.

  • Water bottles – please bring daily.

  • Reception starts promptly at 8.50am. Children should line up on the Key Stage 1 playground ready to lead into the classroom. Children who arrive after this time are late and should be taken to the main entrance and not to the Reception door.

Our School Rules:

At St. Mary’s, in everything we say and do we follow the teaching of Jesus.

1. We always listen carefully so that we can learn and be safe.

2. We work hard and persevere to achieve our best.

3. We take responsibility for our actions.

4. We show good manners by being kind and treating others as we would like to be treated.

5. We value and care for our school and all the things in it.

6. When lining up and walking round school, we always walk quietly .

Our Catholic ethos is the basis for all that we do, aiming to live, love and learn as Jesus taught us. Our class saint is St Francis of Assisi. We have formal RE lessons during the week and take part in school and class masses and assemblies. Each day starts with a ‘Special Helper’ leading our prayers. Morning lessons start with a phonics session, we use ‘Storytime Phonics’ where each sound is introduced in the context of a story. This is followed by literacy activities. Before break time we have a snack time and an opportunity to share and discuss news and topics of interest. After break we have a mathematics session which involves many practical activities and games. In the afternoons we cover a range of cross curricular activities. Many of our sessions take place outdoors. Children also have opportunities for ‘choosing time’ when they can select resources and activities independently.

Each term we hold parent meetings and workshops to help you support your child’s development and learning. The following links provide lots of ideas and activities you can use at home with your child.


Early Years Prayers

Reception class Parent Planner Autumn 2022

EYFS RECEPTION AUTUMN parent planner.pdf