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We are thrilled to welcome this year’s Reception class to St. Mary’s and will be using this page to update you on important dates and information.

Please feel free to see us if you have any questions.

The Reception Team

Miss Collis and Miss Brownscombe

EYFS Curriculum Evening

Meet the Teacher - Autumn 2020

Meet the Teacher - Autumn 2020

Reception News and Letters

Reception Curriculum Letter - Autumn 2020

This half term our topic is 'All About Us'. For this topic we will be focusing on the children settling into Reception life, reflecting on themselves and what makes them special and allowing opportunities for us as staff to get to know the...

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21st September 2020

Reception - Starting School in September 2020

We hope you have all had a lovely summer and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the children into our Reception class and St. Mary's family very soon.

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8th September 2020

Home Learning



Ideas on How to Support Your Child At Home

  • Help them to gain independence e.g. encouraging them to put on their own coat, jumper or cardigan and tidying up their toys when they have finished playing with them.
  • Reading books with your child and discussing the book e.g. the characters and the setting, or encouraging them to join in with repeated refrains or phrases.
  • Asking them ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions to explain reasoning e.g. how do you know, why did this happen?
  • Looking at shapes and number in their environment, this could be by going on shape or number walks.
  • Practise and encourage using a knife, fork and spoon when eating.  

Wow Moments Sheet

You are invited to write about events, outings or visits that your child has taken part in out of school. Is there anything significant happening in your child’s life at the moment e.g. visits, holidays, new pets, family celebrations? Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your child e.g. current interests? We value the knowledge and understanding that you have of your child and would really appreciate it if you would share this with us so that together we can plan activities to meet your child’s needs and interests. Please return the wow moment sheet to a member of the Reception Team once completed.

My Wow Moment

What to expect, when?

This document is a guide of what to expect during certain times in your child’s development through their early years.

What to expect, when?

Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List

Reception Highlights

Early Years Music Resources

Miss Gentile (‘Miss G’ – to the Early Years children) has very kindly put some music resources together for the children to access at home.

Here are Miss G’s recommendations:

Children Enjoying Reception