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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Reception

Please note: we have several full-time nursery places still available. If you are interested please email to register your interest and request a starter pack. 


Our usual parent tours had to be cancelled this year but here are some virtual tours conducted by the Reception teachers. If this does not answer your question then please do email the office and mark your inquiry for the attention of Mrs Thorne.


Reception England-Miss Molly 




Reception Ireland-Miss Lily




The Department for Education have issued free resources called 'Letters and Sounds for home and school" . A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is below and a full letter explaining use of the resource is attached at the bottom of this page.




Useful maths links for home learning:‚Äč

The link below covers Maths and Literacy. Click on the Reception tab and then on the skill you wish your child to cover.


White Rose Maths have launched some lovely daily home maths learning for Early Years.


The link below provides online e-books for your child if you have run out of reading books. Please do continue to encourage your child to read daily.

There are SO many amazing resources on Twinkl. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS 

The links below provide some home learning packs which are free to download.


Below is a link to a guidance document from the government regarding helping children aged 2-4 years learn at home during the coronavirus outbreak.


Below is a link to a wonderful website to the Royal Parks website. A great website with loads of links and videos that children will find both engaging and interesting. Explore the morning chorus, a pollination party or a mini beast hunt.,6VJZ6,S9PRKO,RLP4N,1

Below is a clip on health and safety for children returning to school after the lock-down. It is child friendly, with a catchy song that children will love. Click on the link to watch the video.


Click on the link below for some Summer Science Online.