Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Volynchook


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 Volynchook - Religious Education (R.E), Collective Worship and Relationship, Sex & Health Education (R.S.H.E) Lead teacher

Alongside us is our fantastic Classroom Assistant Miss Ryan.

Our lunchtime leader is Mrs Arends who also volunteers with us most afternoons.

We will also work closely with children and adults from our neighbouring Nursery class, where Miss Gordon, Mrs Furneyo and Miss Dwyer 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 30 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.

Key Reception Information

  • PE is on Mondays. Your child should come to school wearing their PE kit on this day and will stay in these clothes all day.


  • Water bottles should be brought in to school daily. This should contain water only (no juice). 


  • Book bags have been given to all children. These should be brought into school on Tuesday and will be sent home on Thursday.


  •  All children should bring a pair of wellies they can leave in school for outdoor activities and they can change into these at school. 


  • Activity money will be collected each half term and is £5. This is to provide the children with opportunities such as baking, playdough etc.


Reception Awards

Children can earn stickers and dojos throughout the day in Reception and on a Friday we have some special awards that will be announced on our Class Dojo page. These awards are:

Pupil of the week

Reader of the week

Writer of the week

SCORE awards - Self Esteem, Commitment, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence.

These are our school Core values and these values are personal skills and attributes that we encourage all children to work on and develop during their time with us here at St. Anne's. All members of our school community are welcomed, valued and loved and we aim to support every member, whether a child or an adult to be the best version of themselves.


This will be set weekly on Class Dojo and may include visiting the Purple Mash website, or other learning platforms such as Oxford Owl reading. Your child will be given login details for these - please keep them safe. In the event you misplace them, please speak to us or send a message on Dojo and we can reprint them. To access the school log in page for Purple Mash please click the logo below.


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