Welcome to the Reception Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child's learning journey at St Jude’s Catholic Primary School. We aim to build on children's confidence, curiosity of the world around them and capacity to communicate effectively.

During this very important year at St Jude’s we will work in partnership with you to care for and educate your child. We aim to offer new opportunities to your child to help draw out their ability and potential, helping each individual to grow and develop in preparation for the future.

In our teaching team, we have Miss Truman and Miss Ward. We have our lunchtime supervisors that support the children at dinnertime.

We encourage your child to work through adult-directed tasks and self-chosen activities. The role play area, outside classroom, and a wide range of exciting, purposeful activities linked to a half termly topic, are used to encourage independence, enjoyment and learning through play.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us and we encourage the children to join in and say our prayers together. We ensure children are aware of the importance of prayer and reflection. Children in Reception will learn about a range of RE topics including Creation, People who care for us, Advent, Christmas, Baptism, People who help us, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and Prayer.

Our Learning

Find out about our learning in Reception:


We love being outside whatever the weather.
Our outdoor area is well-equipped for noisy play.

We make many creations in our mud kitchen.
The climbing frame is a big hit!

We get moving as often as we can.
With our Year 6 buddies.