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Welcome to Reception Class 

At St Joseph's we aim to create a warm, happy, secure and inviting learning
environment, which will help the children feel comfortable, confident and
respectful of themselves and others. We aim to create an environment which
will meet the needs of each individual child so that they can build upon their
exisiting knowledges and expereinces that you, as parents, have already
taught them.

We will help the children to achieve thier full potential in every possible
respect, developing their thinking, their knowledge, their skills and their
attitudes to prepare them for life in the every-changing world.

Meet the staff
Mrs J Heyes - Class Teacher
Mrs M Mapplebeck - Teaching Assistant 
Mrs V Jobbins - PPA Cover teacher (Friday)

A typical day in Reception Class


A typical day in Reception consists of daily phonics, Literacy and Maths focus
groups in the morning and other subjects from across the curriculum in the

These are enhanced within the areas of provision in the classroom, such as the
craft area, role-play area, small world area, phonics area and painting area.

We have an outside classroom containing the sand area, water area,
construction area and music area to name just a few.

The topic we look at changes each half term to give the children a broad and
varied curriculum.Details of this can be found on the long term plan.

For RE we follow the scheme "The Way, The Truth and The Life"