Miss H Swan
Miss R Rodger
Mrs Cooling - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Marques - Teaching Assistant


Welcome children and parents to our Reception page. We are very excited to be learning and growing together this year.

Please ensure you check this page frequently as it will include important information and key dates.

We are available at the end of the day if you would like to speak with us about anything.

Alternatively, you can e-mail the school via or call 020 7622 5479.

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Google Classroom

Dear Parent/Carer,

We recently sent out your child's login details to access Google Classroom. Please keep this information in a safe place. In the event of a school closure, we will use Google Classroom for our online lessons. Please log onto your child's account using the username and password given and 'accept' invitation to the class - Rec RR/HS. For more information on how to access Google Classroom click on the relevant file below.

I hope this information is helpful but if you need any further guidance, please contact us via​.

Best wishes

The Reception Team


  • School starts at 8:50am
  • School finishes at 3:30pm 
  • Children should wear their PE kits on Wednesday to school. They are allowed to wear trainers for the day but will need plimsolls to change into when we have to use the school hall when the weather is bad. 
  • Please provide one small piece of fruit for snack time. It should be sent in a labelled box for morning playtime.
  • Please bring a spare set of underwear and socks for us to keep in school in case of any accidents.
  • Please label ALL clothing so that we can return it to you and your child.

Weekly Challenges

In Reception we refer to home learning as a 'weekly challenge' rather than 'homework':


Our Classroom

Our classroom has an area called ‘Our Learning Journey’. Each child has a space to celebrate their amazing learning. The children select things that they are proud of to display. The boards are now full! We update them regularly to reflect the children’s learning and their interests.

This is ‘The Workshop’. We love to use ‘junk modelling’ (recycling) to create things. Please save and bring in any small cardboard boxes and kitchen roll tubes. We cannot use toilet roll tubes due to hygiene reasons. Thank you!

This is the ‘Home Corner’ and ‘Mark Making Area’. We love to role play, draw, create and write.

This is the ‘Book Corner’. We love to read stories, non-fiction, poems and rhymes. We like to use the puppets to retell and act out stories. We have a range of books about different topics with diverse characters. We use the 'Self Registration' to show who is in each day. We talk about how many children are here today and how many children are not here. It's great for understanding our numbers. We use our phonics display to help us read and write. 

Below are some examples of the amazing learning that we do in Reception. If you do not see your child in the photos it may because you have not given permission for us to share their photo on the school website. If you would like to change this, please inform the office.

Our learning this year

As we look forward to another year of academic excellence at St Mary's, here is an update on the curriculum and a brief summary of the programme your child will be following this year.

View more of our curriculum

More from the Reception gallery