Welcome to Reception

This is a very important part of your child’s time at St. John Fisher. It is the beginning of our journey together.

Our staff team are Mrs Farmer working as class teacher and Mrs Bird working as our teaching assistant.

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 St. John Fisher 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. Our learning environment is both indoor and outdoor, with resources that children can self-select during “Exploring Time”  with some provocations to build on our adult-directed learning. This balance is designed to develop your child’s independence, enjoyment and learning through play.

Guided by Jesus’ love and example, we use our gifts to grow, pray and learn as a community; united in faith.

Our school Mission Statement 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, experience and engage in Collective Worship and respond to Bishop’s themes of Encounter, Discipleship and Missionary Discipleship. Children in Reception will follow the Come and See Programme through the topics of Myself, Welcome, Birthdays, Celebrating, Gathering, Growing, Good News, Friends and Our World. We will also learn about the cultures, rituals and celebrations of other faiths and communities around the world.

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.

EYFS Staff

Mrs Farmer

Mrs Woolley

Mrs Mohammad

Useful Links

Take a look at some of learning below

Here is one of our maths activities, can you find another way to make 7?

Here we are completing some of our Nature Connectedness work outside

Here are our churches we made during RE

Here we are in our PE lesson, looking at gymnastics