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.

Spring Term 

During this term our topic will be winter and fairy tales.  We will be having a fairy tale dress up day in the second part of the spring term where the children can come dressed up as their favourite character and take part in some role play activities. 


During the cold months we will be looking for signs of winter and hearing stories about Jack Frost.  We will be making winter pictures and have our very own ski cafe in the classroom where the children can learn to use money to buy items. 

Here are some stories you could read together with your child.

Frog in winter - Frog and Friends

One Winter's Day

By M. Christina Butler A sweet tale of kindness and a community coming together through hardship.

We will be learning about animals that live in the polar regions and looking at their climate.  Here is a video with some information about these types of animals.

10 Arctic Animals for Kids - Snow Animals for Kids - Polar Animals

This video is for Kids who LOVE animals! Which Animals live in the Arctic? Meet 10 of the most interesting animals we've ever seen! Learn important facts about each of these beautiful North Pole Animals who like to live where it's VERY chilly!

Safer Internet Day 5th February 2019

Zap and Zoom

This is a 360 degree film which includes our animated characters Zap and Zoom, who also feature in our Education Pack for 3-7 year olds. In this film we see Zap and Zoom help young children who are playing a video game at home.