St Mary's RC Primary School

St Mary's RC Primary School
St Mary's students performing

Reception

Welcome to Reception!

 

Your teachers are Mrs Phipps and Mrs White in Class A and Miss Hogan in Class B. The other adults working with us in Reception are Mrs Collins and Mrs Prial in Class A, and Mrs Roberts in Class B. We all work closely with the children each day and strive to help each child reach their full potential.

In Reception, children continue to learn within the Early Years curriculum.The 7 areas of learning are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Children are assessed against these areas of learning throughout the year.  

Our learning environment includes an exciting outdoor area, where children can extend their learning.

 

 

 

Reception Farm 2017 (47 images)

We visited Kent Life Farm. We loved seeing all the animals and riding on the tractor.

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Reception French Day (20 images)

We took part in French Day. We came to school dressed in colours from the French flag. We learnt some French words and tasted some French food.

Created: 3 Jul 17 21:17 | Last modified: 6 Jul 17 13:13

Superhero Day (44 images)

YR enjoyed a fantastic Superhero Day.

Created: 14 Mar 17 10:01 | Last modified: 20 Apr 17 19:44

Reception Easter egg hunt (13 images)

We took part in an Easter egg hunt in our outside area. We had so much fun looking for eggs. Thank you Easter Bunny!

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Reception Easter Egg Hunt (9 images)

We went on an egg hunt!

Created: 28 Apr 16 16:46 | Last modified: 20 Apr 17 18:34

Reception ICT (4 images)

We have been visiting the ICT suite to learn how to log on to the computer, use the mouse and keyboard.

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Trip to the Church (10 images)

Reception visited the Church. We learnt about how to genuflect, looked at different parts of the alter and sent some prayers up to heaven.

Created: 20 Apr 17 12:57 | Last modified: 20 Apr 17 13:25

Reception Bhangra Dancing 2017 (6 images)

The Bhangra dancers visited our school to teach us some traditional dance moves.

Created: 24 Feb 17 16:20 | Last modified: 24 Feb 17 16:25

YR P.E. with Mr McGrath 2017 (6 images)

We worked with Mr McGrath to travel with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.

Created: 6 Feb 17 20:50 | Last modified: 6 Feb 17 20:55

Reception Africa (9 images)

Roniyah's mum came in to speak to us about Ghana in Africa. We learnt about the national flag and famous landmarks, what type of clothing and food are popular and much more.

Created: 17 Jan 17 17:13 | Last modified: 6 Feb 17 20:47

Life Bus (13 images)

The Life Bus visited our school. We went on the bus to learn about the topic 'All About Me'. We learnt all about our body and how to keep healthy.

Created: 27 Jan 17 15:39 | Last modified: 6 Feb 17 20:45

Road Safety (13 images)

We had a visitor come in and talk to us about Road Safety. We learnt about how to keep safe on the roads, when to hold hands and when to wear bright colours.

Created: 20 Jan 17 15:08 | Last modified: 6 Feb 17 20:43

Reception Christmas Activities (10 images)

The children in Reception had lots of fun over the Christmas period. We danced at the disco, ate yummy food at our party and wore Christmas jumpers.

Created: 18 Jan 17 20:12 | Last modified: 19 Jan 17 15:03

Reception Class A Display boards (7 images)

We have display boards for all the areas of the curriculum in our classroom. These show lots of examples of the children's work.

Created: 18 Jan 17 19:57 | Last modified: 19 Jan 17 08:00

Reception Nativity (6 images)

Reception enjoyed taking part in the Infant Nativity. We were all stars.

Created: 18 Jan 17 20:32 | Last modified: 18 Jan 17 20:38

Reception Class B Display Boards (10 images)

We have display boards for all the areas of the curriculum in our classroom. These show lots of examples of the children's work.

Created: 17 Jan 17 17:17 | Last modified: 17 Jan 17 17:19

Learning is fun in Reception (12 images)

We love learning together in lots of different ways in Reception.

Created: 23 Nov 16 16:49 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 21:04

Reception Police Visit 2016 (14 images)

Local police officers came to visit Reception. We talked about ways of keeping safe.

Created: 23 Nov 16 17:07 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 20:38

Reception Diwali 2016 (7 images)

We had a visitor come and talk to us about Diwali. We enjoyed learning about the Hindu faith.

Created: 23 Nov 16 17:03 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 17:07

CAFOD visit 2016 (5 images)

A visitor came in to speak to Key Stage 1 about all the amazing work that CAFOD do to help people in need.

Created: 23 Nov 16 17:01 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 17:02

Ten Ten Theatre (10 images)

We saw a lovely production and learnt about how rewarding making others happy can be.

Created: 18 Oct 16 19:52 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 16:46

Reception Post Office Trip 2016 (13 images)

We had great fun visiting the post office to buy a stamp to post a letter we wrote.

Created: 23 Nov 16 16:20 | Last modified: 23 Nov 16 16:34

Jewish Visitor 2016 (10 images)

Jon Leigh talked to Reception about Judaism. We enjoyed learning about the Jewish faith.

Created: 18 Oct 16 19:59 | Last modified: 18 Oct 16 20:03

Nurse's Visit 2016 (5 images)

The school nurse visited Reception to talk about how important it is to wash our hands.

Created: 18 Oct 16 19:55 | Last modified: 18 Oct 16 19:56

Reception at the Farm (6 images)

The reception children visited the farm and met lots of interesting animals.

Created: 14 Jun 16 13:13 | Last modified: 14 Jun 16 13:14

Race for Life (7 images)

The Reception class really enjoyed taking part in the Race for Life.

Created: 19 May 16 09:43 | Last modified: 19 May 16 09:45

Spring Hunt (6 images)

We went on a hunt to discover all the signs of Spring.

Created: 28 Apr 16 10:26 | Last modified: 28 Apr 16 10:33

P.E. (5 images)

We are building our core strength and balance.

Created: 28 Apr 16 10:03 | Last modified: 28 Apr 16 10:13

Freshwater Theatre (11 images)

We went on a story hunt to learn about people who help us in the community.

Created: 28 Apr 16 09:53 | Last modified: 28 Apr 16 09:57

Post Office Trip (10 images)

We went on our first class trip to the Post Office.

Created: 2 Mar 16 16:36 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 16:43

Road Safety 2015/16 (5 images)

We are learning how to keep ourselves safe on the roads.

Created: 2 Mar 16 16:29 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 16:35

Forest School 2016 (22 images)

We enjoy learning about our world in the Forest School.

Created: 2 Mar 16 16:24 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 16:27

Learning is fun YR (10 images)

Created: 2 Mar 16 15:02 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 16:22

YR - PE with Mr McGrath Spring 2016 (7 images)

Created: 2 Mar 16 14:53 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 14:55

YR Christmas Party 2015 (6 images)

Created: 2 Mar 16 14:45 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 14:47

Infant Nativity 2015 (5 images)

Created: 2 Mar 16 13:08 | Last modified: 2 Mar 16 13:09

Reception Christmas Panto (3 images)

We enjoyed the Jack and the Beanstalk Panto offered by a local theatre group.

Created: 27 Jan 16 10:24 | Last modified: 27 Jan 16 10:26

Book Week YR 2015 (7 images)

Created: 23 Oct 15 14:45 | Last modified: 23 Oct 15 14:46

Reception Assembly Slideshow (81 images)

The pictures from the big screen!

Created: 21 Jul 15 16:36 | Last modified: 21 Jul 15 16:46

Class B at Sports Day! (18 images)

We had a great time at Sports Day- running, jumping, balancing, throwing and more!

Created: 21 Jul 15 16:26 | Last modified: 21 Jul 15 16:29

Park visit. (25 images)

We went on a mini trip to the park to practise for sports day, to have a picnic and to play on the equipment!

Created: 13 Jul 15 21:38 | Last modified: 21 Jul 15 16:22

Art Week! (36 images)

All week we have been painting, colouring, creating, exploring and making art work. Take a look at some of the things we have made...

Created: 5 Jul 15 21:38 | Last modified: 5 Jul 15 21:43

Waterwall! (16 images)

We have a new waterwall in our outside area. We have been experimenting with the water, pouring, measuring, storing, catching and spilling lots of it!

Created: 5 Jul 15 21:27 | Last modified: 5 Jul 15 21:35

Computing (12 images)

Reception have enjoyed using the Computer suite in the last few months. We can log on, use some software and log off by ourselves!

Created: 5 Jul 15 21:17 | Last modified: 5 Jul 15 21:19

Art Week in Reception (8 images)

Look at all our lovely work and the skills we are learning.

Created: 1 Jul 15 08:12 | Last modified: 1 Jul 15 08:18

Symmetry in Reception (38 images)

We have been exploring symmetry through monsters, butterflies and paint! Take a look at some of the fun things we did...

Created: 29 May 15 14:10 | Last modified: 29 May 15 14:36

Bonjour! (18 images)

Look at all the fun things we did during our themed French day!

Created: 29 May 15 14:19 | Last modified: 29 May 15 14:21

The Farm (63 images)

We have been learning all about the farm. We went on a trip to Ravensbourne School, where they have a working farm, reptile room and a woodland to explore! (more photos to come...)

Created: 28 Apr 15 19:06 | Last modified: 29 May 15 14:07

Photographers in Reception (27 images)

We have been using the class camera, tuff-cams and the ipads to take our own pictures. Here is a small sample of the hundreds we have taken!

Created: 28 Apr 15 17:42 | Last modified: 28 Apr 15 19:04

Tadpoles! (15 images)

We have new residents in Class B... tadpoles! They started off as a big lump of frog spawn, but now some have begun to hatch! We are watching them closely, learning about all the changes. Some of the tadpoles have now grown back legs! We are patiently awaiting their front legs when they will become froglets! Check back to see their progress.

Created: 16 Mar 15 20:59 | Last modified: 28 Apr 15 17:39

St George's Day (4 images)

On the 23rd of April it was St George's Day. We listened to stories about knights and dragons, we made red roses and we watched videos of people celebrating in different ways around the country.

Created: 28 Apr 15 17:22 | Last modified: 28 Apr 15 17:24

Easter Egg Hunt! (21 images)

On the last day of term we had an Easter Egg Hunt around our outside area. Some of us found more than others, but we shared and made sure everyone had enough.

Created: 13 Apr 15 18:50 | Last modified: 13 Apr 15 18:56

SUPERHERO DAY! (44 images)

Reception have been learning all about Superheroes through the book 'Eliot the Midnight Superhero'. Today we dressed up as our favourite characters and took part in a series of super challenges- we had to rescue frozen lego people, use cubes to make a model of ourselves, design some super accessories, complete a set of obstacles outside and practise pulling off the best superhero pose!+

Created: 20 Mar 15 21:12 | Last modified: 20 Mar 15 21:36

Outdoor learning (32 images)

Our outside area is crucial to extend our learning. We can explore and investigate on a larger scale, developing or skills no matter what the weather!

Created: 8 Mar 15 17:31 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:39

St David's Day (5 images)

Miss Griffiths taught us about St David's Day. We tried Welsh cakes, drew daffodils and learnt how to say a few things in Welsh!

Created: 8 Mar 15 18:58 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:38

Construction skills (14 images)

In Class B we have a very popular Construction carpet and a dedicated lego table! In these spaces we work on motor skills, team-work, planning, evaluating, spatial awareness, coordination and communication skills. It's not just play!

Created: 8 Mar 15 18:52 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:38

Chinese New Year (9 images)

Class B enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We made lanterns and dragons, Marcus taught us Chinese writing and we even dressed up as a Chinese lion!

Created: 8 Mar 15 17:44 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:37

PE in Reception (21 images)

In PE we have been learning to extend our skills and face our fears by trying to climb a bit further and jump a bit higher! We definitely have some gymnasts in the making!

Created: 16 Mar 15 20:30 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:37

SNOW! (15 images)

See us exploring the snow and the changes it made to our outside area. We spent the whole day doing snow related activities and then warmed our cold hands on the 'fire' in the classroom!

Created: 8 Mar 15 17:18 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:35

YR Nativity 2014 (13 images)

Created: 16 Dec 14 14:36 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:35

Class B does yoga! (6 images)

We have been practising Cosmic Yoga moves!

Created: 12 Nov 14 16:51 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:34

Class B Fireworks and Paint splats! (9 images)

We have been learning about Bonfire Night and fireworks. We had fun splatting paint to make firework explosions!

Created: 12 Nov 14 16:40 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:19

Class B visit the Fire Station! (57 images)

Class B walked to Eltham Fire Station on Monday as part of our People Who Help Us topic! We had a great time trying to use the hose, sitting inside the Fire Engine and watching the firefighters slide down the pole! Thank you to Eltham Fire Station for welcoming us!

Created: 12 Nov 14 15:57 | Last modified: 16 Mar 15 21:18

Class A Visit the Fire Station! (79 images)

Class A visited Eltham Fire Station on Armistice Day this year! We found out all about the Fire Station, what the Fire Fighters do even got to use the hose! At 11am we stood outside the Station with the Fire Fighters to remember Armistice Day with a two minutes' silence. Many thanks to Eltham Fire Station for welcoming us and showing us such a fantastic time!

Created: 11 Nov 14 12:47 | Last modified: 11 Nov 14 14:49

Class A visit to Christchurch! (38 images)

Class A visited Fr. John at Christchurch on Tuesday. We heard all about the tabernacle and the stories behind the stain glass windows. Some of us even found the image of the Lamb of God behind the altar! Be sure to ask us all about our day!

Created: 11 Jul 14 16:14 | Last modified: 11 Jul 14 16:19

Ravensbourne Farm (19 images)

Class A visited the farm in May! We fed, petted and met farm animals, rodents and reptiles! Many thanks to the helpful staff at Ravensbourne who treated us to such a jam packed day of laughing and learning and also to the Mums who kindly vounteered to help keep us safe on our trip. Why not ask what our favourite part of the day?

Created: 19 May 14 15:12 | Last modified: 19 May 14 15:16

Skipping to Success! (26 images)

Class A were skipping sensations at our skipathon this year. We followed Mr. McGrath's instructions and were very successful in our efforts! We have been raising money for CAFOD. Thank you to our generous sponsors! We think you'll see we deserved it!

Created: 3 Apr 14 12:48 | Last modified: 3 Apr 14 12:51

Spring has Sprung! (26 images)

In Reception we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We decided to grow our own beanstalks! We made fluffy cotton wool beds for our beans and are making sure thy have enough water and sunshine to help them grow!

Created: 20 Mar 14 11:03 | Last modified: 20 Mar 14 12:24

Nativity 2013 (44 images)

Created: 9 Jan 14 14:31 | Last modified: 9 Jan 14 14:49

God's Wonderful World (18 images)

In Reception we have been learning all about God's world. We have been looking at all of the beautiful things in the world. We went on a walk to look for lots of beautiful things. We saw flowers, trees and spiders. We even saw a beautiful spider web. We have been thinking about how much God loves us and that we are all part of God's beautiful world.

Created: 23 Oct 13 16:27 | Last modified: 23 Oct 13 16:33

Bookworms for Book Week! (34 images)

Reception have been having a wonderful Book Week so far! We have met authors and illustrators and even made our own books! We cannot wait to dress up as our favourite characters for the Fancy Dress Parade!

Created: 23 Oct 13 16:13 | Last modified: 23 Oct 13 16:18

Reception Sports Day Fun! (41 images)

We all tried our very hardest in Sports Day! It was great fun! A huge thank you to all the parents who cheered us all along! We hope you enjoyed it! Back at school we made rosettes for our friends to say, 'Well done'. We took them home as a souvenir.

Created: 12 Jul 13 16:01 | Last modified: 12 Jul 13 16:08

Class A visited Christchurch! (23 images)

Fr. John welcomed Reception to Christchurch on Monday. We got to see lots of special things in the church, like the Tabernacle, stain glass windows and the Baptismal Font! We want to say a big thank you to Fr. John and Erin's Mum who kindly came with us.

Created: 8 Jul 13 15:34 | Last modified: 8 Jul 13 15:49

Class B Visit to Christ Church (26 images)

Class B enjoyed walking to Christ Church in the sunshine. We were met by Father John. Father John showed us the Tabernacle and we practised genuflecting. We also looked closely at the stained glass windows and Baptismal Font. We want to say a huge thank you to Father John and the parents who helped us.

Created: 8 Jul 13 15:41 | Last modified: 8 Jul 13 15:43

Our Trip to the Farm! (148 images)

Class A went on a trip to Woodlands farm in June. We were guided around the farm by Hannah and Alison, got to go on a scavenger hunt in the beautiful gardens and were lucky enough to go pond dipping before coming home tired and happy. We'd like to say a big Thank You to the Mummies who came along and helped and to all who volunteered. Why not ask us what our favourite part of the day was?

Created: 21 Jun 13 16:11 | Last modified: 25 Jun 13 16:00

Class B visit Woodlands Farm! (53 images)

We had a fabulous time at the farm last week! We enjoyed seeing the animals, stroking a chicken and guinea pig and our exciting scavenger hunt! We also had great fun pond dipping! We even discovered the first newt tadpole the farm had seen this year!

Created: 21 Jun 13 16:50 | Last modified: 21 Jun 13 16:57

Spring time in Reception! (19 images)

We have been looking for signs of Spring in Reception. Spring is a time of new life! Animals are born and plants are growing. What new life can you see all around?

Created: 15 May 13 16:23 | Last modified: 15 May 13 16:34

The Happy Puzzle Company! (10 images)

We had a 'mathstastic' time when the Happy Puzzle Company visited us! We had such fun solving the different puzzles.

Created: 15 May 13 16:23 | Last modified: 15 May 13 16:25

Reception get arty with Arty Party! (10 images)

We had great fun in Reception when Arty Party came to visit. We made pond life mosaics for our outdoor area. We have been learning all about ponds and the creatures that live in and around them.

Created: 15 May 13 16:17 | Last modified: 15 May 13 16:20

Our Maths robots! (14 images)

We have been learning our Maths with our class robots. We have finding as many different ways as we can to make 5. Some of us have been writing clever number sentences with our robots too! We are also taking away! Our robots love learning Maths with us.

Created: 7 Mar 13 16:54 | Last modified: 28 Mar 13 20:43

We've had a very big visitor... (10 images)

A Giant has been visiting our outdoor area and we have been working hard to try and track him down! Drawing maps, searching high and low and retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk are just a few of the things we have been doing to try and track him down. Our Reception classes are doing a great job so far in their Giant hunt, have they told you all about it at home?

Created: 28 Mar 13 20:18 | Last modified: 28 Mar 13 20:25

Maths Week is off to a great start in Reception! (39 images)

Reception have been kicking off Maths week in style. We had a great time parading our maths hats and doing clever maths work in class. Well done to everybody for your amazing Maths hats. We are all winners in Reception!

Created: 18 Mar 13 16:13 | Last modified: 28 Mar 13 19:59

Delicious pancakes! (16 images)

We made our very own healthy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We made pictures of healthy pancakes too!

Created: 7 Mar 13 16:50 | Last modified: 28 Mar 13 19:39

Stick Man (18 images)

In Reception we have been reading Stick Man! We have had a great time joining in with the story, making our very own stick men and we even turned our role play area into Stick Man's family tree! We also wrote what Stick Man might say, using speech bubbles. We are so glad that Stick Man got back to his family tree with his Stick Lady Love and his Stick children three!

Created: 13 Feb 13 16:30 | Last modified: 13 Feb 13 16:53

Kung Hei Fat Choi! (13 images)

We have been learning all about Chinese New Year. We have made Chinese lanterns and New Year cards. We heard the story and even made snakes. Happy year of the snake!

Created: 12 Feb 13 17:44 | Last modified: 12 Feb 13 17:46

The Snowman (8 images)

We are very excited to have started back at school after an enjoyable Christmas. We have been working hard. We have been looking at The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We have made our own books called 'How to Build a Snowman'. We have used 3D shapes to make our own 'silly snowmen'. We have also been busy creating our own story boards and telling the story to our friends. We have even been lucky enough to see snow falling in our playground this week!

Created: 15 Jan 13 16:34 | Last modified: 15 Jan 13 16:41

Santa came to say hello! (31 images)

We were so lucky in Reception! Santa walked past our classroom! We sang him Jingle Bells and wished him luck for his very busy Christmas! We also had great fun at our Christmas party. We danced, played games, sang songs and ate delicious food. A big thank you to all the parents for your generous food donations!

Created: 15 Jan 13 14:46 | Last modified: 15 Jan 13 14:55

Christmas is coming! (22 images)

We have been getting very excited during Advent. We can't wait to celebrate Christmas and have been preparing for Jesus' birthday by thinking of ways we can be extra helpful. We have also enjoyed making Advent wreaths, singing Christmas songs and playing in Santa's workshop. We have been very busy, helpful elves!

Created: 18 Dec 12 17:47 | Last modified: 18 Dec 12 17:55

God's World (16 images)

In RE we have been laerning all about God's world. We have been thinking about how much God loves us and what we can do to help look after such a beautiful world.

Created: 18 Dec 12 17:29 | Last modified: 18 Dec 12 17:38

We love learning! (10 images)

We love learning in Reception! Look at all the exciting things we do each day!

Created: 18 Dec 12 17:20 | Last modified: 18 Dec 12 17:25

Our Autumn Walk-2012 (23 images)

We had great fun visiting the park looking for signs of autumn. We collected lots of leaves and enjoyed using them in our classroom. We made lots of leaf rubbings and a great autumn collage! We love autumn!

Created: 18 Dec 12 17:12 | Last modified: 18 Dec 12 17:17

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Bell-time

Numeracy

 

 

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Assembly

Science

 

 

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Group reading

Year 5sliteracy/numeracy

 

Year 4s

WIDENING OPPORTUNITIES

(Music with Mr. Foister)

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Bell-time

Numeracy

 

 

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Class Assembly

Literacy

 

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Mrs Balli

Topic 1.10-3.15

 

 

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Bell-time

Literacy

 

 

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Singing Assembly

Spelling test

Numeracy

 

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Mrs Balli

 

I.C.T. & P.E. 1.10-3.15

 

 

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P.E./P.S.H.E.

 

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Numeracy

 

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Group reading

Madame Taylor

French & Literacy1.10-3.15

 

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Bell-time

Times table test

Numeracy

 

 

Literacy

 

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Mr Cook

 

 

Learning to lead

Golden time