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A very warm welcome to all our Reception children, families and prospective families.

At Cathcart Street Primary School, Reception is the first year that your child will attend school all day. The children are expected to arrive at school for 9:50, will stay at school until the end of the day at 3:25. All children are entitled to a free school lunch which is served at 12:00.

In Reception, the children will learn through an increasing number of adult led lessons, some of which include daily Literacy, Phonics, Maths and Topic lessons. There remains a large focus upon child centered and play based approaches to learning were the children will have the opportunity to consolidate and extend their learning through continuous provision. 

In Reception there we continue to focus upon the the Prime Areas of Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development and strongly encourage children to develop the independence, curiosity and enthusiasm for learning needed to support them in becoming life long learners.

In our classroom and outdoor area we learn and explore through a range of experiences and learning opportunities. Our classroom and outdoor areas include:

  • Water
  • Sand
  • Reading area
  • Writing/mark making area
  • Construction area
  • Role play area
  • Small world area
  • Craft area
  • Calm space
  • Playdough area
  • Fine motor challenge area

 The children thoroughly enjoy sharing their outdoor space with the younger Nursery and 2 Year Old children, modelling good communication and social skills and it allows then to share their knowledge and skills.

Please meet our Reception team:

Miss Compton

Foundation 2 Teacher and EYFS Lead

Miss Gibb

Teaching Assistant

Miss Christie

Teaching Assistant

Miss Rigby

Teaching Assistant

Take a look at the Long Term Plan and Half Termly Overview for our Reception class.
If you have any questions as to how to help your child at home, please don't hesitate to ask.
Key Information
Home Learning
Each night your child will be expected to complete a short activity to consolidate their learning. Please ensure that the activity is completed, you have read with your child and a comment has been added to your child's reading record. 
Please bring your child's book bag into school each Friday
PE lessons are each Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit.
Additional Information
Your child needs to bring a water bottle and a suitable coat to school each day.