Welcome to Reception, the year when the foundations for the future are laid.

At this time of year we would usually have our “Induction Meeting” to introduce you to St James’.  This year, we have been unable to do this due to the Covid-19 situation.  Please have a look at our presentation which will help you to understand some of what we do at our school. Reception presentation

Have a look at all the fun we get up to at St James’, showing the classroom and our outside area:


Important information: Here are some ideas for home learning whilst the children are at home.  We would love to see examples of what you have done on our Facebook page.  Home learning

In Reception we teach the children how to begin to live out our Mission Statement and ‘Together we are Learning to Follow Jesus. We do this by encouraging them to always try their best in everything they do and through the positive friendships that they make throughout the school.

Our aim at St James’s is to provide a high quality early learning but most importantly the children learn through having fun.

Play is the most natural way in which children explore the world around them.

Your teacher is Miss Eustace and your teaching assistants are Miss Stoneley and Mrs Hogan.

We are joined every morning by our wonderful volunteers Grandma Alice and Grandma Pam.

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We are a class of big personalities. In Reception we have 26 wonderful children who are ready to learn in a fun, creative and active way. We also have our class prayer bear. Prayer bear enjoys going home with the children.