St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School


Welcome to Reception 


Teachers  Mrs Bates and Mrs Hawkes

Teaching Assistant Mrs Chamberlain

Teaching Assistant Ms Cullen


Our Reception class is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We believe in a play based approach that is suited to each child's unique and individual interests. It is important that parents and school work together to build on each child's interests. Tapestry is an amazing resource that allows us to share what your child has achieved at school. We encourage you to share with us magic moments and achievements from home. Please don't hesitate to contact the EYFS team if you would like any further help using Tapestry.

If you would like to contact the EYFS team, please use the class email 

Your child bring home a reading book from our Read, Write, Inc reading scheme. Please share this with your child every day.

Adults in class may read with your child at any time so please can the reading book be in the bag EVERY day. The Reading record is looked at during our reading sessions and children are praised for lots of home reading, so please tick the book when you have read. Feel free to add any comments about the reading too.


And .......Goodbye!

This Summer term has been fun filled as we participated in a great Sports Day, a Slime workshop and our amazing trip to College Lake.

You will all have received your Summer Reports on your child's progress. Please return that slip ASAP. 

The children have spent some time with their new teacher in Year One and I know they are more than ready to embrace this next step in their learning.

We have had an absolute blast this year and I have been blown away at the incredible progress the children have made. I am super proud of them all. Thankyou for all your support this year and thankyou for sending your fabulous children to this school. We are honoured to spend precious time with them. The magic really has happened in Reception this year and I am left with the most marvellous memories. 

Mrs Bates

What I like about Reception

What I like about Reception

Finding 3D Shapes

Finding 3D Shapes

Its all fun here!

Its all fun here!