St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God

Reception Class



Early Years Foundation Stage


Welcome to our class page! Here you will find all the information you will need about the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

In Reception class you will find the class teacher, Mrs Driscoll, assisted by Miss Walsh and Ms Hill. On Friday's you will also see Mrs Addy joining us! Please also keep posted to our page on Class Dojo, where you will be kept up to date with photos, videos and all the amazing things going on in our class.

Reception class timetable

Autumn 1


Me and My Community



This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.


Exploring Autumn



This project teaches children about the natural changes that happen during the season of autumn, including how the weather changes, why trees lose their leaves and how wild animals prepare for winter


Autumn 2


Once Upon a Time



This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including CinderellaGoldilocksLittle Red Riding HoodThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.


Sparkle and Shine



This project teaches children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.


Spring 1


Starry Night



​​​​​​This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.


Winter Wonderland



​​​​​​This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.


Spring 2


Dangerous Dinosaurs



This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.


Puddles and Rainbows




This mini project teaches children about the weather that happens during spring and allows them to explore natural phenomena, including rainbows. It supports them to explore colour in the natural world.


Summer 1


Sunshine and Rainbows



This seasonal project provides opportunities for outdoor learning and teaches children how to care for the plants and animals in their local environment and how to stay safe in the sun.

Shadows and Reflections



This project teaches children about natural phenomena, including shadows, reflections and echoes. They explore how shadows are formed and how they can change.


Summer 2


Big Wide World



This project teaches children about the global community to which they belong and explores how living things, communities and climates differ around the world.





This project teaches children about water, including floating and sinking, freezing and melting, and why it is important for living things to stay hydrated.


Our Christmas Performance!

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I hope you enjoy listening to our class singing together to celebrate Christmas.

We started with the traditional hymn, Away in a Manger.

Our topic plan for the year! :)