Reception

Reception

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Reception. In Reception, we are always busy; exploring our fantastic classroom, our outside areas and our wonderful woods. Learning is fun, practical and play based. We love learning new things, asking fantastic questions and using what we know. We try to be outside as much as possible in all weathers.

Reception Staff

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Miss A Cadman - Reception

I have worked in St Mary’s since 2013 – I started working here before I had even left Sixth Form! I work in Breakfast Club, After School Club, as a midday supervisor and in KS1 and EYFS as a teaching assistant. I love dancing! I started at the age of three and have danced in […]

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Mrs C Chalmers - Reception

I’ve worked in St Mary’s Early Years for the last eleven years and I still love coming to work! I enjoy the challenges that the younger children bring – every day is different! I love seeing the progression throughout the school, especially as I work with most of the children when they arrive here. For […]

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Mrs K Jamieson, BA QTS - Reception

I have two young children so when I am not at school I enjoy swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading lots of stories and watching Strictly Come Dancing! As a family, we enjoy listening to and playing music (some tuneful and some not!) as well as going to the cinema and theatre. At the […]

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Miss E Cook, BSc, PGCE - Reception

(Currently on Maternity Leave) I work alongside Mrs Jamieson in Year 2 and thoroughly enjoy the exciting activities we have been doing in class. I also work across KS1 and in Year 4 as PPA cover for the classes. I really enjoy this challenge as it allows me to see how the children change and […]

Latest News

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Infant Sports Day

What a fantastic morning of sport with our EYFS and Infant children.  Thank you to everyone who came along to support and also help raise funds for Macmillan Care and the PTA.

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Fair Trade Coffee Afternoon

We have held another successful Fair Trade Afternoon, hosted by Mrs Neale in the Year 3 Class for all of our parents. During the afternoon children and volunteers served teas and coffee and also sold fairly traded goods from Tradecraft.  During the time we sold £91 of produce for Tradecraft and had a a great […]

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New Home for the our Hens

The children have been helping take care of our hens and are doing a wonderful job. They even provided our three buff orpingtons (Joanne, Wendy and Sarah) with hanging baskets for their new home. Thanks once again to Miss Robinson helping build and look after the hens with our children.

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Hens have arrived!

The nursery and reception class have been helping with the school hens. The have named them, Joanne, Wendy and Sarah. The children have been learning to care fore the hens and learn what they need to eat and maintaining their water.  They have become a real hit with the children who are taking care of […]

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Governor Day – Monitoring our School Improvement Plan

Governors have spent the day with children and staff monitoring the school improvement plan. Included in this, the governors also explored behaviour for learning, school values and breadth and balance in the curriculum. They also had an opportunity to meet with parents on the school yards in the morning.   Five of our Governors spent the […]

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Coffee Meeting 3:15pm – 4:00pm Thurs 27th April

We are hosting a meeting in the music room where parents can meet with Mr Jones for a cup of coffee (or tea). This is a great opportunity to chat about school and the future plans for the school. Please go to the music room (in between reception and nursery).

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All Stars Cricket

Reception and Year 1 enjoyed some cricket practise, developing our catching, throwing and batting skills.

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School Gardening – RHS Award

Well done to everyone at St Mary’s School. We have begun our journey to improving our grounds with a superb gardening extravaganza.  The plants we have begun to plant our beginning to leaf or flower as spring has sprung. Congratulations to everyone as not only have we achieved RHS Level One Gardening Award but we […]

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School Uniform

Mrs Smith and Miss Loy have decided on a new uniform for the staff!!!

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Bird watching scientists

Some of the ‘Girl’s Science Club’ members have been enjoying identifying the birds that have moved in to the nest boxes around school. We put them up last week and they have been quickly resided in! Thank you to the parents that donated them; they will provide hours of entertainment! We look forward to watching […]

Reading List

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We’re Going on a Lion Hunt
By David Axtell

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The Naughty Bus
By Jan Oke

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The Train Ride
By June Crebbin and Stephen Lambert

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Jolly Christmas Postman
By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Reception Calender Events

20th July - Year 6 Leavers Service

12th July - Infant Production

11th July - Full Governor Meeting – 6:30pm

11th July - Infant Production

7th July - PTA BBQ

Reception Curriculum 2014-15

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Year Groups

Nursery

Reception

Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 2

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6