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St Anne's Catholic

Primary School

Live, Love and Learn together with Christ.



September 2022



Dear Parents


Welcome to Reception's Class web page. This page is intended to help both the parents, children and families in their journey through Reception. Please use the icons above to navigate through this page.


Please continue to refer to the many help and advice sheets given out at the New Parent Meetings in June, the class website and the Parent Support Pages on the main school website. 


Timings for the day 


Staggered Arrive8.30am - 8.50am
Lunch11.30am - 12.30pm
End of the Day3.15pm



Reading & Phonics

Please make sure your child’s Reading Book is inside their reading packet every day. Their 'Tricky Word Book' & 'Sound Book' can stay at home. Please also spend a short period of time as regularly as possible (at least 4-5 days a week) to practice reading skills and share these books with your child. This includes sharing sound books, 'Tricky Word Books', 'Sound Books', playing phonics games, practicing reading regular word flash cards and playing games on the Phonics Play website. Please also look on the 'Reading & Phonics' webpage for further help and advise on supporting your child with reading at home. Please also refer to the handouts given at the Parent Workshop in September to help you support your child to learn to read and write at home.


Parent Workshop - Literacy at St Anne's (phonics, reading & writing) - Friday 14th October 2022 at 2.15pm


Woodlands School

Our Woodlands School visit will take place every Friday morning - starting shortly I will tell you when. Children should come to school in their school Woodlands School clothing wearing Velcro shoes and bring their outer clothing in a separate bag. We ask that you provide suitable clothing for wet, cold and muddy play, but also consider the changing weather through spring and into summer where they will not need as many layers. A thin all-in-one play suit is still a great option:

  • All-in-one waterproof suit / waterproof raincoat
  • Hat / gloves
  • Wellies / walking boots (please put these in a separate bag inside their Woodlands School Bag to help with managing in class)


Be aware that your child may still come home dirty, so ensure they are wearing old clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Please make sure you send their footwear in a separate bag. Don't forget to look on the photographs webpage to see what we have been doing.



This half term, our main PE day is Thursday. Children should come to school wearing their outdoor PE kits:

  • Plain black tracksuit
  • School PE t-shirt
  • Velcro trainers



Please consider joining the school's active PTA. Meetings take place at 7pm in the school. These meetings will be held in the school hall or via Zoom. The office will advise you of the dates and Zoom log in details. If you do not want to join the committee or cannot attend the meetings, you can still help at the events. You can help by offering your skills, making a donation and supporting the many fantastic PTA events.  Please let me know and I will pass on your offer to the PTA. Please keep an eye on Parent Mail and Mrs Johnston's weekly Headlines for the date of our next PTA meeting. We are currently trying to raise £30,000 towards the cost of building our new classroom for Year 6.


Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on Tuesday 10th October at 7pm.


Click here for St Anne's PTA Website with more information


If you have any questions, worries or queries, please use the contact email form below or your child's blue Links Books. 


Mrs Turley




    Mrs Turley - Class Teacher     Mrs Long - Teaching Assistant      


    General Reminders / Information

    • Please make sure that uniform, PE kits, coats and drinking flasks are clearly named (if it moves or can be taken of - name it!) especially if your child has new uniform. Please do not use pen to write a name things as it will come off after a wash or become rubbed off. Don't forget to put your child's name on the outside of their reading packet and pump bag too. It is especially helpful to add a key ring onto the reading packet and pump bag to help your child identify it
    • Travelling Ted will go home regularly with his travel bag with a child who the staff are particularly proud of that day
    • The 'Prayer Bag' will go home every day on a rota basis
    • The 'PE Bag' will go home every day on a rota basis
    • Music lessons with Mrs Taylor - Friday 
    • PE lessons - Thursday
    • Woodlands School - Friday -  see above for information
    • Please check and clear your child's reading packet every evening. They will be filled with letters, fliers, party invites, children's pictures etc
    • Please ensure that earrings are of a small stud style and removed for PE & Woodlands School days 
    • Please make sure hair is tied up completely in ponytails or plaits and not in a half up / half down style to help stop the spread of head lice
    • Please make sure that packed lunches include healthy choices and are not too big - Children should not be bringing sweets or chocolate to school
    • Please make sure that you always order your child's school dinner through the Dolce website (especially after a weekend or holiday)
    • If your child is late in the morning, please take them directly to the main office
    • If you want to give the class a treat  on your child's birthday, then please provide a small packet of sweets or chocolate bar. We do not have the facilities for sharing big birthday cakes and anything larger can make some parents and children feel uncomfortable.


    *Please note, that dates and times are subject to change. Please keep your eye on Mrs Johnston's weekly Headlines Parent Mail*



    • Monday 5th September - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children
    • Tuesday 6th September - First Day of School - please refer to the booklet given at the new parent meeting for timings
    • Thursday 8th September - Whole School Mass - Reception will not be attending
    • Tuesday 13th September - PTA Meeting at 7pm in school
    • Thursday 15th September - Online Safety for parents at 6pm
    • Friday 16th September - Reception 'Meet the Teacher' at 2.30pm - This meeting will give you some more information about the coming year
    • Friday 23rd September - PTA Film Night 
    • Sunday 25th September - Father Gwil & Sister Lizzie invites all Reception Parents and children to 11am Mass 
    • Tuesday 11th October - Flu vaccine in school
    • Wednesday 12th October - Individual & sibling school photographs
    • Friday 14th October - Literacy at St Anne's Parent Workshop - Mr Caddick and Mrs Turley will give information about how you can support your child with phonics, reading and writing
    • Monday 17th October - Local Study Geography Week
    • Friday 21st October - Sponsored Walk
    • Friday 21st October - Break up for half term




    • Monday 31st October - Return to school
    • Tuesday 1st November - Whole School Mass for All Saints Day at 9am - Reception will be joining and parents are invited to attend
    • Thursday 10th November - Mini-Mash for Parents Workshop at 9am in the school hall. An external provider will share how you can use your child's login details to support your child at home
    • Friday 11th November - No Pens Day
    • Monday 14th November - Anti-Bullying Week
    • Friday 18th November - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Tuesday 22nd November - St Cecilia Day
    • Friday 25th November - Vocations afternoon - if you are willing to come to school to talk to the children about your job, please let me know
    • Wednesday 30th November - St Andrew's Day - children to wear token 'blue' with their full uniform (blue socks, blue tights, blue bobble, blue tie etc)
    • Thursday 1st December - Parent Meetings - timings and details to follow
    • Monday 12th December - EYFS Nativity Play at 2.15pm
    • Tuesday 13th December - EYFS Nativity Play at 10am
    • Wednesday 14th December - Class Parties & Christmas Jumper Day 
    • Thursday 15th December - Break up for Christmas
    • Friday 16th December - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children




    • Tuesday 3rd January - Return to school
    • Friday 6th January - Epiphany Mass
    • Monday 16th January - Chinese New Year Week for Reception
    • Friday 27th January - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Monday 30th January - Lucy to provide 'Bee-Bot Workshop' for children
    • Friday 10th February - Celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes
    • Friday 17th February - break up for half term


    ​​​​​​​HALF TERM


    • Monday 27th February - Return to school
    • Wednesday 1st March - St David's Day - children to wear token 'yellow' with their full uniform (yellow socks, yellow tights, yellow bobble, yellow tie etc)
    • Friday 3rd March - World Book Day at St Anne's (note the date)
    • Monday 13th March - Science Week in school
    • Monday 13th March - Mother's Day shop in school all week
    • Friday 17th March - St Patrick's Day - children to wear token 'green' with their full uniform (green socks, green tights, green bobble, green tie etc)
    • Friday 24th March - Vocations afternoon
    • Friday 24th March - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Thursday 30th March - Parent Evening
    • Thursday 30th March - Break up for Easter
    • Friday 31st March - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children




    • Monday 17th April - Return to school
    • Friday 21st April - St George's Day Celebrations - children to wear token 'red' with their full uniform (red socks, red tights, red bobble, red tie etc)
    • Friday 28th April - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday - School closed
    • Monday 15th May - Local History Week
    • Friday 19th May - Journey Through Time Day
    • Friday 26th May - Break up for Half Term


    ​​​​​​​HALF TERM


    • Monday 5th June - Return to school
    • Wednesday 21st June - Whole School Mass followed by Eucharist Procession
    • Friday 23rd June - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Friday 7th July - Sport's Day
    • Saturday 8th July - Garden Party
    • Friday 21st July - Break up for Summer at 2pm
    • Monday 24th July - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children
    • Tuesday 25th July - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children


    Contact Mrs Turley