Welcome to Reception
Welcome to the Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child’s learning journey at St Johns Catholic Primary School.
Every child deserves the best possible start in their education and through parental and teacher support they can fulfill their potential. The Reception year will lay the foundations to enable your child to become an independent and self-motivated learner throughout their whole school career.
The teacher in Reception team are Miss Cable, Miss Huffy, Miss Howard and Mrs McGrail. The teaching assistants are Mrs Springhall, Mrs Berry, Mrs Lyons and Mrs Shaw. The phase leader is Mrs Lambourne.
In the Foundation Stage there are seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
These areas of learning are taught through different topics during the school year.
There are lots of great child friendly websites that can help you too, for example;
Useful websites –
Voluntary fund: We kindly ask parents to donate £1 a week to our voluntary art and craft fund. This allows us to buy extra resources to enrich the curriculum.
Show and tell: On a Friday a few children from each class will be asked to bring something in from home which they can then talk about during a show and tell session, this helps to develop their confidence and speaking and listening skills.
Junk Modelling: We have an art studio in class R3 at the moment. Please could you donate the following for the children to make models:
- Buttons, cotton reels, thread, yarn and fabric scraps.
- Plastic bottles, cartons and cardboard tubes.
- Boxes/ cereal packets (no nuts), jar lids, tissue paper, sweet wrappers, foil and bubble wrap.
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