Reception

Welcome to Reception’s page…

A warm welcome from myself, Mrs. Aris, Reception’s class teacher. I feel incredibly privileged that you have chosen The Willows for your child!

I am very fortunate to be supported by two wonderful assistants, Miss Dugdale and Mrs. Vallely. I am also lucky to have Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Spacey and Miss Mallinson who take the children when I have my PPA.

As a team, we work exceptionally hard to make sure your child’s first year at primary school is very special and one to remember! Take a look at the information below to see what we have been getting up to!

This term’s Stars!

Now that we are allowed to have assemblies together again, we have restarted our Star Award Assembly on Friday morning. This is a very special assembly where Mrs. Aris tells us how amazing one of our friends has been this week – our parents are even allowed to come! Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.

Things to know about…

Reception is very different to all the other classes in a primary school. We don’t sit down for formal lessons like everyone else, Mrs. Aris listens to what we like, what we enjoy doing and then tailors our activities to suit us.

We also follow a different curriculum, it’s called Development Matters; as the year progresses, we move onto the Early Learning Goals.

Like the other classes, we learn about our faith, Catholicism and we also learn about our bodies and exercise in PE.

Reception’s Newsletters

Each week, Mrs. Aris writes a Newsletter to the families of our Reception children letting you know what they have been learning that week. Click the button below to see Mrs. Aris’ latest Newsletters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether your child is just starting in our Reception class or has been with us for a while, have a look at our FAQs which you may find helpful. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to give us a call. 

Reception – Autumn Topic

Reception – Autumn Topic

This week we have started looking at the season, Autumn. It has been lovely to see the children bringing in natural objects they have found on their autumn walks with their families. The children have enjoyed painting squirrels and acorns and creating an autumn tree....

Reception – The Baptismal Font

Reception – The Baptismal Font

Today we visited our church, met Father Andrew and looked at the Baptismal Font. It was fantastic to see how much the children had learnt during our Baptism topic.; they could talk about all the special things that happen during a Baptism. The children said they...

Reception – Forest School

Reception – Forest School

We were so lucky to spend the afternoon in our Forest School Area. We started the afternoon by using the hammocks and climbing through the trees. Mrs. Hayes built us a campfire - don't worry, we all learned how to be safe around it. We used our campfire to toast some...

Reception – Learning about Baptism

Reception – Learning about Baptism

This week in R.E. we have been looking at the Sacrament of Baptism. The children have enjoyed sharing photographs from their own Baptism and talking about their Godparents. The children then went on to make their own Baptismal candle and enjoyed role playing a scene...

Reception – Our Church

Reception – Our Church

This week we have been talking about our church - St. John the Evangelist's Catholic Church - or as it is known locally, The Willows. We were really lucky to have a whole school Mass and go inside to celebrate the beginning of a new school year together. We then...

Reception – Our First PE Lesson

Reception – Our First PE Lesson

There is more to a PE lesson in Reception than you’d think. It isn’t as simple as getting changed and going into the hall. We’ve got lots of extra things to learn that the older children take for granted. We need to remember to take our uniform off and put it into our...

Reception – Meeting our Buddies

Reception – Meeting our Buddies

All the staff at The Willows know it is a big step starting primary school. To help us settle in to school life, we are given a special friend, called a buddy, from the Year 6 class. The Year 6 children have been at The Willows the longest and know everything there is...

Our First Day in Reception

Our First Day in Reception

Today was our very first day at primary school. It was a big step for us all to come into school, wave goodbye to our families and say hello to our new teachers. Mrs. Aris, Miss Dugdale, Mrs. Vallely and Mrs. Hayes were all so nice to us.  We got to meet all the other...

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

© The Willows Catholic Primary School. All Rights Reserved

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

© The Willows Catholic Primary School. All Rights Reserved (Login)