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St William of York Catholic Primary School


Welcome to our Reception Class

Reception Staff

Mrs Stalker - Class Teacher

 Miss Gadie– Teaching Assistant

Miss McKeating -Teaching Assistant 1:1




The Spring term is here and in Reception every day begins with the teaching of phonics, mathematics followed by mathematical activities and then story time. We have a play based curriculum enabling our children to develop their PSHE, friendships and communication skills during continuous provision .In the afternoons we have two adult directed teaching focus's based on a Literacy text, R.E ,P.E or our topic theme. The children are encouraged to develop their independence, creative skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills indoors and outdoors.

We share a story and sing together at the end of each day to foster an enjoyment of reading. 


We will use our parents notices section on our classroom window and this webpage to communicate information and messages to you so please check them regularly. Staff our available to talk to briefly before school and after school, however if you require a longer chat please telephone our school office on 0151 924 7280 to make an appointment.


What should my child bring to school?

Please ensure that your child brings their named purple book bag into school everyday.We will send letters, pictures they have drawn and homework activities in them every week.Children may also bring a named water bottle .Please do not send toys into school as they block your child's tray and children become distressed if they misplace them.You may wish to leave some spare clothes in a carrier bag on your child's coat peg.



PE day is a Thursday afternoon.We are wearing our purple joggers and white polo shirts at the moment.Please ensure that your child has black pumps/trainers with a velcro fastening.We are developing every child's independence skills and encouraging them to fasten their own footwear.

All clothing ,even footwear must be named so that it is easy to identify your child's belongings.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

This year we will be introducing our new Early Years Curriculum this year.The (EYFS) sets the standards for the learning,development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.


* The framework sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that all children learn and develop well.

* It ensures that children are kept healthy and safe.

* Ensures that all children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school.It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.


The Seven Areas of Learning and Development

There are seven areas of learning and development that shapes are educational programmes in EYFS. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn,form relationships and thrive.These three areas are known as the prime areas.

The Prime Areas are:

The Specific Areas are:


Long Term Curriculum Map 2021-2022

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.