Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Higginbottom

Miss Austin

Welcome to Reception!

This term our topics are Traditional Tales and Journeys.

Reception Staff

Miss Austin is the class teacher and  Mrs. Higginbottom will teach Reception every Thursday. Mrs. Calderbank is our full-time teaching assistant and Mrs Elsmore is our part time teaching assistant who works in Reception every morning. Ms. Short is our lunch time supervisor.


During this term we will be having PE on a Thursday. Everyone should bring their PE kits into school on Monday and take them home for washing after their lesson on Thursday. Jewellery, including earrings, should not be worn. There will also be focused outdoor physical activities for the children to take part in.


This term the topic is 'Getting to Know Jesus' where the children will become aware that Jesus has a great love for each one of us and we will think of ways to show our love to Jesus. They will hear that Jesus cured people who were sick and think about ways we can show love to others.

In our second topic 'Sorrow and Joy' the children will have the opportunity to understand that we should always try to be kind to eachother, but sometimes we forget. We will listen to the story of Zacchaeus to help us know the importance of saying sorry and that Jesus can help us to do this.


The children will continue to develop their phonics knowledge and reading skills through daily phonics and guided reading sessions. Please remember to read a little each day and complete the comments section in your child's reading diary each time they read at home.


We will continue to read and write numbers to 10, 20 and beyond and to add and subtract 2 single digit numbers using practical apparatus to help us. We are learning to count in lots of 2, 5 and 10. The children will be describing time, money, shape, space and compare measurements.

Learning Journeys:

Some of the work your child completes in school will go into their individual learning journey, along with photographs and observations. We send home a set of WOW cards. Any home learning or significant achievements can be recorded onto a WOW card. Please send them into school and we will share them with the class and then add them to their learning journeys.


The children will receive a variety of homework tasks which are set termly online as a pick and mix homework menu. These tasks will help you see what the children are learning in school as well as allowing you to support them at home and build their confidence in developing new skills.

Class Fund: 

We welcome all donations to our Reception class fund every week, with a suggested donation of £1. If you wish to donate termly, that is fine too. Our fund pays for lots of little extras to enhance your child's learning, such as a choice of snacks, ingredients for cooking and any additional learning resources.

If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. Thank you for your support.

Kind Regards,

Miss Austin and the Reception Team



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Bread Week in Reception, by Miss Austin

Christmas Party, by Mrs Higginbottom

Contact the School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 01613682934

SEN Contact: Mrs K Higginbottom