Miss Allen

Reception Teacher

Miss McGinty

Reception Teacher

Our Reception class teachers are Miss Allan and Miss McGinty. Miss Allan is also the Early Years Leader. She works closely with our Nursery Nurses, Ms Maria and Ms Andrea.

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 class follows 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 further.

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 Curriculum Overview

Reception Parent Letters

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