Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Furneyo

Miss Westhead

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 and Miss Westhead will be teaching your children this year.  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.   

Alongside us is our wonderful Classroom Assistant Miss Lyon.

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 26 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. Whilst the children are encouraged to look after their belongings, sometimes bits and pieces go missing.  If they are 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.

Here are some useful ideas which may help to prepare your child for 'Starting school.'

Autumn Term 2019

Welcome back after our Christmas break. It is lovely to see evryone in and looking well. What a brilliant start! 


This week the children have been outside investigating ice.  We also linked this to our Maths topic of estimation.  We wonder how many Artic animals or objects are in the ice?  

Linked to our new Come and See topic, 'Celebrating', we have been to our Church to look and talk about which parts of the Church are used for celebrations.  The children were fascinated to visit Elizabeth Prout's Shrine.



We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and understanding with regard to our change in Nativity venue and times.

We are sure you will agree that our children were absolutely amazing and we couldn't have been prouder.  A huge well done children!


Reception went out to Forest School to see who has been planting new saplings... take a look through our tab at the top of our page.

What will my child be learning in the Autumn Term?

During the Autumn term we will be carrying out lots of fun activities with the children, both indoors and outdoors.  The children will be assessed during the first half term, using the new pilot Reception Baseline Assessment.  The first couple of weeks in Reception will also consist of; carpet time activities, writing our names, a number a week in Maths, investigating the school grounds, meeting new friends and developing a love and respect for our classroom.

Part of our first topic this Autumn will be ‘Owl Babies’ and we are very excited that ‘Owls for Education’ will be bringing a variety of owls to visit our class.  What a lovely learning experience for our children!  This will take place on Friday 13th September.

To help meet the cost of activities in Reception (baking, messy play, extra snacks and extra learning experiences) we normally ask for a small donation each half term.  This year we are happy to receive £1.00 a week, which can be put in a small envelope with your child’s name on it.


What a busy week!

We have been watching the builders preparing our old playground for the temporary KS2 classrooms.

We looked at our trucks and diggers to see if we could match theirs.  We counted one more and one less than 8. Joey even said, "We have two more and have ten!"

We have been busy re-creating our areas and decided we needed a new kitchen.  We dressed up and created potions, ready for our new book, 'Room on a Broom'. 



 Today we held a 2 minutes silence for Remembrance day. We watched the cbeebies animation  and celebrated by making paper poppies and poppy biscuits.



Thank you to all the families who attended our Welcome Service today in Church. It was lovely to formally welcome you all to the St Anne's community. We were extremely proud of the children's behaviour, and continued to celebrate with a Welcome party back at school! We you enjoyed our gift to you! 


This week the children have been introduced to the story of 'The Gruffalo,' and we have been busy developing a Gruffalo's cave reading area. For home work this week please visit Purple Mash where the children have been set a 2do to create their own 'Terrible Monster!' Please see a member of staff if you have any problems logging in to Purple Mash. 



Some of our girls who were missed off our class photos. They look amazing!


After talking about what owls eat, we have been thinking about what other birds might eat.  We wanted to make bird feeders to see if we can attract other birds into our playground. We wonder who might come and visit?


Take a look at what we have been doing at Forest School. Follow the link at the top of our page.


What an amazing experience we had today, learning lots of facts about indigenous owls (which live in our country). We know that some are nocturnal, so they hunt at night and they have black eyes. Some have yellow eyes which means they prefer to hunt in the day time and some have orange eyes, which means they are active around dawn and dusk.  A huge thank you to the parents/carers who donated £2.00 to help their children share this exciting, extra learning experience.

Each week we will be learning 'All about a different number'. Our first week is number 1.


Today we did our first PE lesson in the hall!  Well done to all the children who have brought their PE kit to school. They really impressed us how well they could change independently. Please send your child's PE kit to school in a named bag as soon as possible if you havent already done so. This will stay in school until the October half term.




Take a look at our first class pictures. We look amazing!  

What a fantastic first week the children have had! We are so proud of how well they are following the routines and how grown up they are! The children have been so independent, particularly at lunchtime. Well done everyone!

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