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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"

Welcome to Reception!


We are very pleased to welcome you and your child to Reception at St Anne’s. The adults in Reception this year are Mrs Goddard (Class Teacher) Mrs Tasker and Mrs McManus (Teaching Assistants). 


To support their daily routines, please ensure your child brings a water bottle, their blue book bag and a suitable coat to school every day as we will be outside in all weather conditions. 

PLEASE ALSO LABEL ALL BELONGINGS AND ITEMS OF UNIFORM as we would like to minimise the amount of property getting lost.


The children have settled very well into their new learning environment and have had a fantastic start to the year. Check out the photos below... 


Many thanks, The Reception Team.

Handy Hints

To help your child get off to the best start please remember these top tips... 

  • We would like each child to have a blue school book bag with them every day – Backpacks take up too much space in our cloakroom. 
  • In your child’s bag, their reading book and yellow reading record should be sent in every day ready for us to hear them read. Remember to sign when you’ve read together. The children currently have lilac band books with no words – encourage them to talk about the pictures while we are ‘on our way’ to reading. 
  • Your child will need a bottle in school every day. We encourage water in these as much as possible to get the children started on healthy habits and to protect their teeth. 
  • Ask your child to carry their bottle in their hand instead of in their bags in case they leak on their books and letters. 
  • Please send a PE kit into school if you have not already done so. This should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. It should all be labelled (as should uniform) so that it does not get lost as we change 25 children for PE!

Thank you

The Reception Team.

Please click the links to see an overview of what your child will be learning.

Autumn 2019 term curriculum click here.

Spring 2020 term curriculum click here.

Summer 2020 term curriculum click here.

Roald Dahl Day!

 We really enjoyed sharing one of Roald Dahl's fantstic stories on the 13th September, Roald Dahl's birthday. We read 'The Enormous Crocodile'. The children could not believe the "secret plans and clever tricks" The Enormous Crocodile got up to! They listened very well to the story and then decided we needed to go to check that The Enormous Crocodile wasn't hiding in our playground... We were very surprised to find him hiding in our sunflowers just like when he hid in the palm trees in the story! We brought him back into class and told him what  he should be eating instead of children and he later made a note to say sorry. Have a look at our super Creative work as we made a Roly-Poly Bird and see that naughty croc in the middle of a telling-off!