The College seeks excellence in all subject areas

Work RecepWe believe that education is a partnership between home and school. Teachers, children and parents must work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect.  You have been your child’s first teacher and we take great pleasure in joining with you in that activity to further your child’s development.



Primary School curriculum documents and links                                                                 
Teaching and Learning Policy (PS) HERE Curriculum Statement (PS) HERE
Reception Parents Handbook  HERE  


Maths Curriculum Evening

Reception strategies
KS1 strategies
KS2 strategies
Resources & Questions
Example sheets
Useful websites

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

"Young children learn by interacting with their environment "

Reception children participate in a variety of activities; some are led by an adult and others are self-initiated. We recognise the importance of play in the Early Years curriculum. Young children learn by interacting with their environment - people, materials and information. They want to discover how and why things happen. They learn through ‘doing’ and play is an essential part of this learning experience. However, this play is not just about entertaining activities; it is carefully structured and planned to take account of the children’s needs.

During the Reception year we will help your child to:

• Develop confidence;

• Establish a good relationship with the teacher and teaching assistants;

• Develop relationships with other children;

• Learn new routines

• Learn to listen to the teacher and each other;

• Develop the ability to concentrate;

• Develop independence;

• Help the teacher establish the correct learning environment and curriculum through carefully focused observations

Learning in Reception follows seven areas of learning comprising of three prime areas of learning and four specific areas of learning.

Primary prayers
Pupils at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College spend time each day in prayer. Please find the prayers that we use at school so that you can share these with your children at home. Each prayer begins and ends with the sign of the cross.

Morning Prayer
Father in heaven, you love me,
You’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
in all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father.
Bless me through the day. Amen.

Night Prayer
God, our Father, I come to say
Thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night,
And in the morning send your light. Amen.

Grace before Meals
Bless us, O God, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us, O God. Amen.

Grace after Meals
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Thank you, God. Amen.

See the College staff list HERE