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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Highcliffe Road, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

Fax: 0113 253 8141

Welcome to our Reception class page

Our Early Years unit aims to create an environment, which will meet the needs of each individual child, so that they can continue to build on their existing knowledge and experiences that you, as parents have already taught them. We will help the children to achieve their full potential in every possible respect, developing their thinking, their knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in our ever- changing world.


We aim to create a warm, happy, secure and inviting learning environment, which will help the children to feel comfortable, confident, and respectful of themselves and others, regardless of gender, race or culture. We want the children to have fun and to be happy, learn to become more independent – to think and do things for themselves by learning to make choices and to share and co-operate. We believe our environment will deliver effective learning where children will develop essential life-long skills, enthused and inspired to become autonomous and intuitive learners.

What happens in Reception:

Our teacher is Miss Perry and our teaching assistants are Mrs Townend, Miss Graham and Mrs Smith.


A typical day in Reception consists of daily phonics and maths groups in the morning, and other subjects from the curriculum in the afternoon.  These are enhanced within our provision areas, such as model making, sand, water, construction, role-play and our class workshop, and also within our outdoor learning area. We like to have a varied and lively classroom environment where both the outdoor and indoor activities give the children their best chance of accessing the full foundation stage curriculum.  We aim to build children who are independent, confident and thoughtful, which is an essential part of each child's learning journey.


We  enjoy celebrating our faith in God through songs and worship and it is through this that we make positive choices in everything we do.  We recognise that all of our children are unique, individual and special and allow all of our children to show their many talents.


We recognise the important work that parents play in building on the skills learnt in school. Our children are encouraged to change their reading book weekly and to read and practise their phonics and maths skills as often as possible.



Useful documents

What to expect in Early Years

Information about observations

Letters and Sounds in Reception

Helping your child with Maths

Helping your child with Writing

Development matters and Early learning goals

EYFS Parents Guide