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St Mary's CofE Primary School


Welcome to Reception!

My name is Mr Horan and I am the Reception class teacher.
In Reception I am supported by Mrs Cirelli.


A very warm welcome to the Reception class webpage. Mrs Cirelli and I are looking forward to a fun and successful year with our lovely children.

Please remember if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team, we are always happy to help.


Reading Books

Reading and library books are changed every Thursday. Please complete your child’s reading record to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home.



In Reception we cover a variety of topics. 
Our topics this year are:

  * Autumn 1 - All about me

  * Autumn 2 - People who help us/ Christmas

  * Spring 1 - Winter/Space

  * Spring 2 - Fairy Stories

  * Summer 1 - Minibeasts and Growth

  * Summer 2 - Zoo and Farmyard animals

Birds of Prey visit- 25th January 2019

On the 25th January Cheshire Falconry Centre came into school to do a birds of prey demonstration. We had an amazing time. The children witnessed a range of birds flying through the school hall including a buzzard and barn owl. 

Spring 1 Photographs

This half term have been learning about space and winter.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters.

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song

Count to 100 with Spiderman

Meeting Father Christmas

Spread the Happiness


In Reception we have been trying to ‘spread the happiness’ by engaging in the 100 things to do before you are 6. We asked our parents/carers to take a photograph of their child engaging in one of the activities and add it to their online learning journal. It has been lovely to see what the children have been learning outside of school. 



In Reception we have been learning about Diwali. To mark this fantastic celebration we decided to make Diva lights. 

Shared Lunch- 24/10/2018


Mrs Cirelli and I would like to say a special thank you to all the parents who attended and Mrs Bragg and her team for all your hard work.

Manchester City Football Experience


On Friday 16th November Reception went to the Etihad Stadium to take part in a football competition. We had a great time!

Tesco Trip


This week we have been learning about money. To support this we went to Tesco, where the children had the opportunity to purchase a piece of fruit of their choosing.

Autumn Photographs

Reading and Maths Websites



Phonics Play games

Jolly Phonics Song

jolly phonics - Bing Videos


Sesame Street



ICT Games