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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Reception - Maple & Willow Classes


Maple: Miss Charlotte Nicholls

Willow: Mrs Clotile di Crescenzo

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Christine Burgess
Mrs Lisa Chapman
Mrs Kirsty Blake

For information about what we teach, please go to the 'Early Years' tab under 'Our Curriculum'  

Snack Time

Children are able to access our class ‘Snack Shack’ throughout the day. This is stocked with the fruit that is provided as part of the Government’s free fruit scheme. They also receive free milk before the age of five, with the option to pay for it once they are five.

At the End of the Day

Parents wait and collect their children by the Reception area gate. The children will collect their coats and belongings and the teacher will bring the children out to you. Please don’t be late for your child. Your child must know who is going to collect them and in the early days it is a good idea if it is you.  You should let the school know the name of the person who will normally collect your child and inform the school of any changes.

How We Learn 

Learning in our Early Years classes is a joyous journey of discovery. Children are active participants in their learning, acquiring new knowledge and skills, developing their thinking, taking and managing risks and working independently and in groups.

In the Early Years, children have a daily structured phonics and maths session which teach new skills and knowledge. The children also spend long periods of time in exploratory play, where they use their new knowledge to interact with their classroom
environment, supported and extended by our excellent staff.

Carefully planned experiences across the curriculum capture the children’s imagination and build on their developing skills across the year.

Children are able to work inside and outside in all weathers. They have opportunities to cook, make art and music and create with modelling equipment and woodwork.  Resources to inspire children to read, write and explore mathematical concepts are always available.  The children also have a weekly apparatus session where they develop balance and coordination and can climb, hang and swing.

When children need to, they are able to help themselves to a healthy snack from a selection of fruit, vegetables or toast which they prepare and serve themselves.  Milk and water are also always available.