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St Jude's School and Pre-School

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Welcome to the Reception Class.  Our staff are  

Mrs North -  Class teacher,  Miss Salussolia - Teaching assistant and Mrs Cristofoli - Teaching Assistant who is with us every morning.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum


In Reception we use the same curriculum as Pre-Schools and Nurseries.  It runs from birth to 5 years old and is based on child development.  There is a huge difference between a child who starts school when they are just turning 5 and a child who has only just turned 4,  and we work hard to give children what they need.  We follow the children's interests to make sure that what we offer is as exciting and enticing as we can so they really can get stuck into learning.  


Here's a parents guide to our curriculum; it relates to children's development at the different stages and ends with the Early Learning Goals which is where we want the children to be at the end of the school year in Reception and are ready for Year 1.  It also gives some good ideas for what you can do to support your child at home.  





In Reception we like to have MYSTERY GUESTS! In the past we have had parents and grandparents in talk about all sorts of things - sharing their talents and hobbies, jobs and memories.  We've had everything from celebrating Easter in Poland,  the family tortoise, football refereeing to sharing an Indian breakfast!  If you have anything you think you could share with us then please let us know - we would love to have some visitors.  But remember, don't tell your child - it's meant to be a surprise as it is the  MYSTERY GUEST!  

During the first term we have several Parent Workshops to help you find out what we do in school and how you can best support your child.  Here are the presentations - we hope you find them useful.