St Bartholomew's CE Primary

Considerate, Co-operative, Confident


 Welcome to the Reception Class page

The Reception teacher is:

Mrs Connor

Mrs Shepherd also works in Reception.


‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’ (EYFS Statutory Framework 2021)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based on four principles:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Developing

    Areas of Learning

    The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development of which three are “prime areas,” and four “specific areas.” 

    The prime areas are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development.


    The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world 
  • Expressive arts and design


We have PE on Wednesdays.

 Please ensure your child come to school wearing PE clothes on this day and have their pumps in a bag.

Thank you

Children should bring in their reading books every day and when they read at home, the adult they read with can write in their Reading Record book.

If you have any problems or questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Parents' information on our Reading and Phonics Scheme - Read, Write, Inc: