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

L Gorst

Mr L Gorst - Reception

Mr Gorst is an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who is working throughout school most specifically in our EYFS setting and Infants.


Miss A Robinson - Reception

I have worked at school for the last ten years. In that time I have had many, many different jobs! I am currently run the breakfast club, I lead the lunch club for nursery children and I am a nursery assistant, which I have been doing for three years. This is also my favourite and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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



Jack and Daisy, our head boy and girl took part in the Remembrance service held at St Mary’s Church. Many thanks for their contribution to this very important service of remembrance.


Kings Food Bank – Harvest Delivery

Our children have helped fill a Volvo estate full of food kindly donated by our children as part of our Harvest giving.  We are really trying to express our value of responsibility in as many practical ways as possible. This year we wanted to provide a bumper delivery of food although we support throughout the food bank […]


Nursery and Reception Harvest Celebration

Revd Snow came to celebrate Harvest with us. He thanked Nursery for their Harvest display in church. The children listed foods that might be harvested and spoke about vegetables they’d tried in school and told Revd Snow about the baking they’d done with the school apples – apple crumble and apple muffins. We sang Hallelujah […]


Signs of Autumn

Excitedly, we went on an Autumn walk. We spotted falling leaves and collected lots of different colour leaves. We used the parachute to toss them in the air and watch them fall. We used great describing words eg fluttering, swirling, crunchy… We saw but didn’t touch berries. We looked for signs of squirrels and built […]

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Early Years Outdoor Area

Over the Summer holidays, we’ve continued to make developments to the Early Years outdoor space.  We now have new small world resources, a cascading water feature with taps and a writing den easily adapted to follow the children’s interests.  These areas are to add to our mud kitchen, Maths area, gardening area, sand and gravel pit, role play […]


Reception and Nursery visit Leigton Moss

Reception and Nursery had a fantastic day at Leighton Moss. In the morning, we found lots of minibeasts in the hideaway using our magnifiers and tiny paint brushes and later went pond dipping to find pond creatures. We asked some fantastic questions and made lots of observations. In the afternoon, we climbed the sky walk […]


We have started school HOORAY!

We have welcomed our children to their new classes today and have got off to a superb start.  Welcome everyone!

sports day

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.

fairtrade event

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 […]


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.

Reading List


We’re Going on a Lion Hunt
By David Axtell


The Naughty Bus
By Jan Oke


The Train Ride
By June Crebbin and Stephen Lambert

jolly postman

Jolly Christmas Postman
By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Reception Calender Events

4th May - Governor Day

22nd March - Sports Relief

22nd February - Parent Consultations

19th February - Parent Consultations

3rd January - INSET DAY

Reception Curriculum

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Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 6


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