Address: Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Tel: 01772 684 371
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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 – Chinese New Year

Reception – Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We started the week by looking at China, then looked at Chinese food and all wrote our very own Chinese menu. Mrs McKee came in to tell us more about Chinese New Year and we really enjoyed taking part in all the...

Reception – Clay holders

Reception – Clay holders

This week, Reception were excited to use the clay during their Art lesson. They took their time playing with the clay to change the shape and size. Lots of the children said it felt like playdoh and that they couldn't wait to take their creation home. I was so...

Reception – A Winter Painting

Reception – A Winter Painting

In Reception we have been looking at different objects and paintbrushes we can paint with to create pictures. We have worked hard on our latest masterpiece where it took us a few days to create our final painting. Children loved using the dabbers to create their cold...

Reception – Christmas Lunch

Reception – Christmas Lunch

On Thursday we enjoyed our Christmas Lunch together in the School Hall. Our fabulous cooks, Jo, Sharon and Sarah cooked us a delicious Christmas dinner. It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves celebrating the festive season.

Reception – Map Reading

Reception – Map Reading

In Reception we have been looking at where our school is. We enjoyed looking at the different maps to recognise the roads and streets. Children were able to spot where school is too as well as where there should be houses.  

Reception – A Wriggly Nativity

Reception – A Wriggly Nativity

It was amazing to see our youngest children perform 'A Wriggly Nativity.' All the children stood up confidently and spoke so clearly to an audience, remembering their lines. I know everyone in the school along with their families were incredibly proud of them. They...

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

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

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