St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

Foundation Stage

Welcome to Reception

Mrs Footman, Mrs Darby and Mrs Bruton welcome you as the children begin their next steps in learning here at St James Catholic Primary School.


This is a very important and exciting year and we will work in partnership with you to care for and educate your child.  We aim to offer exciting and new opportunities for all children, to draw out their potential, helping each individual to grow and develop in preparation for the future.


Our Catholic Faith 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.

This term our topic is called special times and special places.  The children will be reading stories relating to winter and learning what it is like in cold places. They will be identify the North and South Poles and the animals that live there. 



Here is a story you could share with your child. 

Frog in winter - Frog and Friends

Subscribe our channel: Frog and Friends - Episode 13 Frog is the hero of the show. He lives in a colourful landscape with his friends Pig, Hare, Duck and Rat. Their animated world reflects the same simple joys as Velthuijs' books. The characters deal with elementary feelings such as love, fear, sadness, insecurity, happiness and more.


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Here are the books we are reading this term 
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