Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

The Early Years Team

  • Mrs Karimi- Early Years Lead and Class Teacher
  • Miss Browncombe- Early Years Nursery Nurse

Welcome to the Reception Class page! Here you will find the information you need for your child’s year group. We look forward to sharing learning information, photos, class news and upcoming events with you. If you haven’t already, please follow our Class Dojo page for daily updates on what your child is getting up to in class and to see how many Dojo points they have collected.

We look forward to working with you this year,

The Early Years Team


For Lent this year we will be raising money for ‘The Felix Project’.

4.7 million adults in the United Kingdom struggle to afford to eat every day, 2 million children are at risk of missing the next meal. Meanwhile, our food industry generates 3 million tonnes of good, edible surplus food each year. The Felix Project is a London-based food redistribution charity set up in 2016 to tackle both issues.

The Felix Project rescue good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat and fish. They collect or receive food from over 539 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants and delis.

They then sort and then deliver this food to almost 1000 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London. That way, food that would have gone to waste is reaching vulnerable people, homeless, people with mental health or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food.

For more information please see: Our Story (

Key Information


Please check our class page regularly as we will continue to upload our ‘Supersonic Phonic Friends Newsletters’ to let you know which sounds and words your child has been learning that week so that you can continue to support them at home.

PE Days

Our PE days are on a Tuesday and a Wednesday with Coach Josh. On these days your child should come into school wearing their PE kits and they will remain in their kits all day.

Wow Moments!

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

For information on how you can further support your child at home please see our Curriculum Newsletter. If you have any specific questions or queries regarding your child and their learning please do not hesitate to make contact with us via the school office email

Useful documents for more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage:

What to expect, when?

Development Matters - Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage


Handwriting Folder

Upcoming Reception Events

02/07 EYFS New Parents’ Meeting

03/07 EYFS Taster Afternoons


Classroom worship is an integral part of everyday life at St Mary’s. Children are encouraged to be responsible, participate and lead in this reflective experience.

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Reception News & Letters

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:

Reception having lots of fun with the ducklings


Early Years Foundation Stage Policy