Welcome from Reception Class.

Welcome to the Reception Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child's learning journey at St Gerard's Catholic Primary School. We aim to build on children's confidence, curiosity of the world around them and capacity to communicate effectively.

During this very important year at St Gerard's 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.

In our teaching team, we have Mrs Guiney and Miss Blenkiron. We have our lunchtime supervisors that support the children at dinnertime.

At St Gerard's 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 cover topics on a three-year cycle.

We encourage your child to work through adult-directed tasks and self-chosen activities. The role play area, outside classroom, and a wide range of exciting, purposeful activities linked to a half termly topic, are used to encourage independence, enjoyment and learning through play.

The children in reception attend assemblies and whole school Masses, along with preparing and taking part in class Masses and a reception class assembly, which parents are welcome to attend. Parents are invited to attend an Inspire workshop within the year. The workshop gives you an opportunity to work with your child to carry out activities in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us and we encourage the children to join in and say our prayers together. We ensure children are aware of the importance of prayer and reflection. Children in reception will learn about a range of RE topics including Creation, People who care for us, Advent, Christmas, Baptism, People who help us, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and Prayer.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:


Improving pencil control.
Making a den.

Matching numbers.
Our working wall.

Outdoor kitchen.
Painting a picture.

Our reading corner.
The role play area.

Small world play.
What can we build?