Reception 2022 - 2023

Mr Rothwell

Welcome to Reception!

In Spring 2 our topic is 'Traditional Tales.' We will be reading The Little Red Hen and Jack and the Beanstalk. More information about our curriculum can be found here 

Reception Staff

Mr Rothwell is the class teacher and Mrs Wood will teach Reception every Monday. Miss Girven is our full-time teaching assistant, and Mrs Wrigley will be with us every afternoon. Ms Short is our lunch time supervisor.


Our class page will contain documents to support your child's learning at home, such as half-termly key instant recall facts in Maths, reading book information and phonics resources. These are all detailed below. Please also take a look at our reception gallery!

Please can all parents ensure that their child has the correct uniform. Please can parents label each individual item of uniform, footwear and P.E kit as it is much easier to return lost items if their name is in it!

Daily snacks such as fruit and raisins, as well as milk are provided by school. Please can children bring in a water bottle with their name on everyday, this can be refilled in school if necessary. 

Please inform me before school or by ringing the school office if a different adult will be picking your child up, so that we can keep everyone safe. The reception email address is below if you need to contact me.


During this term we will having PE on Thursdays and they will be getting changed into their PE kits. Jewellery, including earrings, should not be worn. 

Learning Journeys

The learning your child does in school will go into an observation on Evidence Me or into their individual Learning Journey, along with photographs, notes, observations and weekly Focused Tasks. Any home learning or significant achievements can be recorded and sent into school and we will add them to your child’s Learning Journey. Please let me know if you would like anymore 'WOW' cards.


Some of the homework will be set on purple mash and each child has a log in for this in the front of their reading records. 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. Some homework will be detailed in our weekly reception newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions with this.

Class Fund

We welcome all donations to our Reception class fund every week, with a suggested donation of £1. This is purely an optional donation, 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 for our classroom. Thank you all for donating to this, it is really appreciated by staff.

How to contact us

If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. I will be on the reception door every day before and after school. Alternatively, please email the reception email address where I will respond during school hours. Thank you for your support.

Kind Regards,

Mr Rothwell, Miss Girven and Mrs Wood.



Files to Download

Reception: Gallery items

Forest School First Session, by Miss Girven

Balancing Skills, by Mr Rothwell

Coronation Celebrations, by Mr Rothwell

Reception: Calendar items

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: 0161 368 2934

SEN Contact: Mrs K Higginbottom

SEN Email: