Reception 2023 - 2024

Miss Whelan

Mrs Ashley

Mrs Dillon

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Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Primary School. We cannot wait to welcome your child into school and get to know each child and their family as they begin their school journey. 

We are aware that starting school can be an exciting but anxious time for your child but please be reassured that we will work together with you to make the transition into school as smooth as possible. 

Our class page will provide you with an insight into the learning that takes place within the classroom and information on the daily routines. Please continue to check this page regularly as it will be updated. 

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The Reception staff are always here to help but please be mindful that we may not be available to talk to you at drop off. If you wish to speak to any member of the team, please see us at the end of the day or email the school office and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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The Early Years Foundation Stage covers 7 areas of learning, 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. 

The Prime Areas

The development of the prime areas enable every child to unlock an enthusiasm for learning and develop creativity.

Communication and Language 


Physical Development

The Specific Areas 



Expressive Arts and Design

Understanding of the World

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Everyday your child will need to bring:

A named water bottle. 

A named bag or book bag 

A named coat

Please label all items of clothing (including shoes) without doing this we cannot guarantee that we will be able to return all items to you at the end of the day. 


The beginning and end of the day - 

School begins at 8.30am 

School finishes at 3.00pm 

If someone other than yourself is collecting your child please inform a member of staff. We will not allow your child to leave school without this communication. 

PE - Monday and Thursday 

Please ensure that your child is dressed to take part in PE when they arrive at school. 

Snack -

Fruit is provided for all children.

Toast is available for 20p per day.


Files to Download

Reception: News items

PE Days, by Mrs Ashley

Reception: Blog items

Fruit Tasting, by Mrs Ashley

Reception: Gallery items

We are artists, by Mrs Ashley

Into the Forest, by Mrs Ashley

Reception: Calendar items

Sports Day, by Mrs McKinlay

Mission Statements

St Mary's is a family.

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Each one of us is cared for, looked after and made to feel welcome.

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We learn to live the values Jesus taught.

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Be courteous, considerate and kind.

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Show respect for others..

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Work hard.

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Do your best with the gifts you have been given.

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Improve your talents and skills for the future.

Mission Statements

St Mary's Catholic Primary, Manor Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9DH