Year Reception JH

Welcome to Reception! 

Our Reception class teachers are Ms Haddon and Ms Foster. They work closely with our Nursery Nurses, Ms Maria and Ms Vivien. Additionally, Ms Sofia and Ms Henrietta also support the reception classes.

Our Curriculum
In Reception at St Ignatius we strive for a broad curriculum, full of exciting, high-quality learning experiences. We believe in the value of child-initiated learning within an enabling environment. The role of the adult is to model positive interactions and support children’s learning and development within each child’s chosen activity. This approach results in highly motivated children developing a positive attitude to learning across the seven areas within the Early Years Framework.

The Reception classes follow the themes set out by the Connected Curriculum, in line with the rest of the school. We also create opportunities for children to develop their own ideas and to follow their own interests. Our flexible approach allows for children and classes to get creative outside of those topics and take their learning

In addition, we teach short, adult-led daily phonics, maths and reading sessions. Each week, children will also have short sessions of music and PE. RE is an integral part of everyday throughout both child and adult directed activities.

Forest Activities
At St. Ignatius we are working towards developing a nature area. We are beginning to provide opportunities for Reception children take part in special sessions to develop their understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.

We use Tapestry as an online Learning Journey to document children’s learning through observation. Parents have access to this so that they can view their child’s learning in school and they are also able to add observations of their child in their home environment.

For more information about the Reception Curriculum at St Ignatius Catholic Primary School – please take a look at our Curriculum Overview.


Reception Parent Summary Spring 2 


Our Core Learning Skill

This term our core learning skill is “Knowing me, Knowing you”. Stiggy has been helping us to remember our I can statements.