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Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class


A warm welcome to you all.  I am your class teacher and my name is Mrs Price.

I am so looking forward to seeing you in September and I have lots of exciting learning activities planned for you all.  You can see a picture of me below.  I am on holiday with my two favourite friends, Duke, the black labrador, and Pepe, the jack russell.

I have been working in school for the past two weeks getting the classroom and the outdoor area ready for you to come and play. Click on the video below to have a look at your new classroom and the outdoor area with the new equipment.  I can't wait to see what you think of your new learning environment, I hope you love it as much as me. (I have also posted this video in the Memo Section on Tapestry.)





Hello Everyone,

My name is Mrs Price and I'm your Reception Class Teacher.

This is me on holiday with my two dogs, Pepe and Duke.


Our class Saint is Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Religious Education


At St. Joseph's we follow the document 'Learning and Growing as the People of God'.  This document is the curriculum strategy for religious education in Catholic schools, devised by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

The first two modules we will explore in Reception are 'Creation', and 'People Who Care For Us.'  When we learn about 'Creation,' we will look at how God created the world, and what we can do to look after everything that God created.  In the module 'People Who Care For Us,' we will look at celebrations and the times that Jesus celebrated with his family.


Reception New Starters - Information for Parents

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Autumn Term 2020

Our focus for the Autumn term is All About Me! 

We will spend time getting to know each other and making friends.  We will look at what makes us special and unique, and we will celebrate the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends.  We learn about our own emotions, our senses and our bodies, and how amazing we all are!  As we are all so special we need to make sure we can take care of ourselves, this will involve talking about healthy eating and physical exercise.

There are lots of books to read in our book corner about ourselves and our families, and we will make a special time to share these books with each other.  We will look at our houses and where we live, and we will have lots of opportunities to be creative, making models and drawing pictures of our families and friends. 

I am really excited about all the activities we've got planned for September, hope you are too! 

Please make sure you bring in some pictures of yourself and your families for our classroom display.




At St. Joseph's we follow the Letters and Sounds programme for the teaching of phonics.  This is a daily systematic method for teaching children to read.  The graphemes are taught explicitly and re-visited on a daily basis.  The chart below shows the order in which the graphemes are taught. 

If at all possible I will offer a phonics workshop during the Autumn Term for parents,  to give you support as you teach your child to read.