Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Furneyo

Miss Westhead

Mrs Wylde



Welcome to Reception at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

A very warm welcome to our school.  For those who haven't been with us in Nursery we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a warm 'St Anne's Welcome'. 

We would like to introduce our team:  

Mrs Furneyo, Miss Westhead and Mrs Wylde will be teaching your children this year. Mrs Wylde is our Deputy Head, as well as our EYFS and KS1 Lead, Mrs Furneyo is also our Forest School Lead and will be taking the children out to our Forest School Site throughout the year.  Miss Westhead is our Computing Lead, so lots of exciting Computing learning will be taking place.  Miss Gordon is our Geography and History Lead and will be joining us throughout the beginning of the week, to engage us with lots of exciting learning.

Alongside us is our fantastic Classroom Assistant Miss Pilak, who has worked with some of your children last year in Nursery.

We will also work closely with children and adults from our neighbouring Nursery class, where Mrs Volynchook and Mrs Williams will be starting our younger children's educational journey.

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In Reception, we will be continuing the experiences the children have had in Nursery and developing their independence even further. During this year, the children will experience; visiting the local community, going on a school trip, taking part in PE sessions and getting to know one and other.

As you can appreciate, we will have over 40 very excited children coming through the door and with this in mind please ensure that all of their uniform is clearly labelled with their name (white short-sleeved shirt, sweat top with new school logo; and our new tie, which will be given out on the first day). Images and information is provided below on our Reception News items. The book bags can be bought in the first week back in school. 

Whilst the children are encouraged to look after their belongings, sometimes bits and pieces go missing.  If they are clearly labelled, we can return them to their rightful owners.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to pop in and have a chat.


 Week Beginning 2.11.20

The children have had an amazing week, from hearing our story 'Room on the Broom', where the children used our Fantastic lenses to discuss pictures from the story.

Why not listen to a longer version on BBCiPlayer:   

They have been investigating and exploring in our new Forest School area and outdoor kitchen, where they have been finding different min-beast, whilst cooking up spells!  Our number of the week is 2 and the children have been using many objectives to learn all about 2, both indoors and outdoors. Our bonfire paintings are looking amazing and the children have been using our outdoor area to re-create a variety of fireworks, using both fine and gross motor control skills. Whilst others have been building a tower and a train, which is taking them to the beach!

Week Beginning 19.10.20

What an amazing Halloween week we have had!  Our children looked absolutely amazing on Friday! 🎃👹👻 We were very proud of them!  

Although the rainy weather stopped our Forest pumpkin hunt, we still had lots of fun indoors! We had individual pictures taken, did a mini pumpkin hunt in Nursery, had a mummy race, lot’s of singing and dancing, tried to throw the eyeballs into a fish bowl, had bone/slime and pumpkin wrap funky fingers activities, as well as a mini beast race. Of course lots of goodies to eat! Thank you so much for your donations, it helped the children have a wonderful day!

Have a wonderful half term and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 2nd November.

Week Beginning 28.9.20

We have started our new story 'The Tiger who came to tea,' and the children have had lots of fun designing their own tigers and writing shopping lists of what they would buy if the tiger came to visit. We have started to look at Autumn - exploring leaves and fruit, and looking at all the amazing things the children brought from home - conkers, acorns and pine cones! These have been very useful when counting in Maths time and we used the amazing conker abacus to help us count and understand the concept of more, less and the same. Have a look at our Autumn Maths video in the video section. 

Autumn Maths

Week Beginning 21.9.20

This week we have been focussing on number activities with lots of counting, matching and problem solving both indoor and outdoor. We have been talking about how numbers can be seen in lots of places...on your door at home, on buses, in the shops etc. Can you be a number hunter when you are on the way to school or in the car? We have also been practising writing our names and we will be sending name cards home to practise at home. 

Week Beginning 14.9.20

This week we have been using the story of ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ to inspire our learning; playing with small world animal figures, counting animals, creating animal collages to name a few! We have also been busy writing our full names.  The children are encouraged to write their name on all pieces of work they do, using their name cards to help if needed. We have created camping areas indoors and outdoors, based upon the children’s ideas. We have continued our work in Come and See (RE) and learnt that we are all precious to God and he knows each one of us by name.  Our Group 1 have enjoyed another week at Forest School, please click on the Forest School tab to see what we have been doing! 

Week Beginning 7.9.20

What a wonderful first week we have had in Reception.  Our children have been enjoying our indoor and outdoor provision this week and making lots of new friends. We are so proud of their inquisitiveness, supper manners and very quickly adapting to Reception life and routines.  

Please remember the children start their full week and the new alphabetical rota will begin for drop off and pick up.  Take a look at our Week 1 Letter for further information. 

We would also recommend that you send a named water bottle to school each day and they will be returned home to you.

We normally give out Certificates each week for our, Pupil, Writer and Reader of the Week; however, all of our children have made amazing starts to our Reception this week. We have decided to award the Pupil of the Week to all of our children. Keep up this outstanding learning children!

Half of the class visited Forest School this week.  Please follow the link above in the Forest School tab, to see what we have been getting up to!

Awards are also given for our school SCORE school values; Self- esteem, Commitment, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence and again, it was too difficult to choose one child, so all of our children this week received our Forest School Award for achieving all SCORE Values throughout our session. Keep making us smile!

Week Beginning 2.9.20

Here are our first class photographs. All of the children look really smart and are a credit to you all. Thank you!


Our children will be working with specialist PE teachers from Dream Big Sports each week and our PE day will be Monday.
On Monday, children should attend school in their PE kit (school kit or joggers and white t-shirt) with appropriate footwear (pumps or trainers).

Please remember to provide us with your email address to , to enable us to add you to our ClassDojo page.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday!





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St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP