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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Reception

Our Reception classes this year are R England and R Ireland.

Additional texts:
Bears Don’t eat Egg Sandwiches
Orange Pear, Apple Bear
Where’s Bear?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Can You hear?
Bears Don’t Read.

Key information:

Nursery and Reception parents’/open evening on Tuesday 13th November. No slots for this, pop along between 16:00-17:00 and have a look at your child’s profiles/learning books. Please go straight to your child’s classroom. We look forward to seeing you.

Friday 16th November @ 1:30 is our ‘Build A Bear’ workshop. Bring along an old shirt, jumper or bed sheet to make your own bear with your child. All other resources will be provided.

Reception open mornings- if your child id due to start reception next September 2019, there are some open mornings, next open morning is Wednesday 7th November @ 10:00, Wednesday 21st November @10:00 and Thursday 6th December @ 10:00, we look forward to welcoming any new parents. These will be held at KS1 site Old Jamaica Road.


Reception England have their P.E on Wednesday mornings

Reception Ireland have their P.E on Monday mornings.

Homework/Home-school books
The home-school books  will be sent each week along with the weekly newsletter. We look forward to seeing all the lovely work the children do at home. 



All of Reception have also been issued with logons to an online journal called Tapestry, where both the teachers and you can upload photos and notes as to what your child has been doing. Do let us know if you any problems with your logon and we can help you.

Click below to link to a phase two and phase three phonic song:

Phase 2 Phonics song

Phase 3 Phonics song