Welcome to Reception!

We would like to welcome both new and existing families to our Reception class as your children continue, or begin, their journey at St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

Our Patron Saint in Reception is St. Nicholas.

Both our Nursery and Reception classes work closely together as we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  Our Reception teacher is Mrs D Walker and Mrs Kendall who are wonderfully supported by our assistant teachers – Miss Jacques and Mrs O’ Grady. The Reception year is a very special time where children learn all the skills necessary for school. We learn to be a kind friend, express ourselves effectively and be independent learners as well as beginning our journey to read and write. A lot of our learning is through play, as this is how young children learn best!

Alongside COOL time (Continuing Our Own Learning) in our indoor and outdoor environments, we have some special events during the week.

Reception enjoy:

  • Forest area on Monday
  • PE on Wednesday mornings
  • Mass or Celebration on Thursday
  • Singing and Dancing on Thursday

We use Tapestry, our online learning journal system, to share your child’s day to day learning and communicate messages.

Log into Tapesty: Online learning journal

For further support using Tapestry, please see a member of the Early Years team or visit:


Reception learning at home during the school closure (March 2020)

Your child will be sent home with a pack containing work to enable learning to continue at home. 

Included there will be:

  • A laminated name sheet to practise
  • A laminated number formation sheet
  • A laminated letter formation sheet
  • A dry wipe pen and pencil
  • A book containing some writing opportunities.
  • A 3D shape hunt at home.
  • Phonics bingo.
  • Reading comprehension sheets.
  • A sound mat.
  • Some reading books.
  • A one more and one less sheet.

Please try to read daily with your child and say the sounds on the phase 3 sounds mat.  Daily counting opportunities would also help your child. For example, how many blocks or spoons they can pick up in one hand.

We will also post regular activities on ‘Tapestry’ for your child.  Please post back any comments or photos of the activities via your child’s page.  We’d love to see them.

There are a range of online resources that we would also recommend if you have access .

www.lettersandsounds.com  (phase 3 games)

www.topmarks.co.uk (early years section)

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (username: march20     password: home)

Drawing, painting, craft and role play activities are all equally important so please have lots of fun too!

We aim to be in regular phone contact with you during this period.

Best wishes

Mrs Walker & Mrs Kendall