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Our Lady's

Catholic Primary School

'Follow your dreams using the guiding light of Jesus'

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Welcome to Reception Class. This is a very important part of your child's time at Our Lady's. It is the beginning of our journey together.


During this very important year we will work in partnership with you to care for and educate your child. We aim to offer new opportunities to your child to help draw out their ability and potential, helping each individual to grow and develop in preparation for the future.


At Our Lady's we strive to ensure that the children get the best possible start to their school life by providing them with a fun and engaging curriculum. We encourage your child to work through adult-directed tasks and self-chosen activities. The role play area, outside area, and a wide range of exciting, purposeful activities linked to unit themes, are used to encourage independence, enjoyment and learning through play.


Our Catholic Faith is at the heart of everything we do in Reception Class. Your child will learn that Jesus loves us all and that we are special. We all try hard to treat everyone that we meet with love and respect, just as Jesus did. We encourage the children to join in and say our prayers together. We ensure children are aware of the importance of prayer and reflection. Children in Reception will learn about a range of RE topics including Creation, people who care for us, Advent, Christmas, Baptism, people who help us, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and Prayer.


Your child will be learning skills, gaining new knowledge and demonstrating understanding through seven areas of learning and development.


The three prime areas are:


  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical Development;
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.


Your child will also develop skills in four specific areas. These are:


  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the World;
  • Expressive Arts and Design.


These seven areas are used to plan your child's individual learning.

We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child.


Our Learning

Find out about our learning in Reception: