Reception Class

Choosing a “Big” school for your child when they approach five years of age can be a daunting time. At St Joseph’s, we’re here to hold their hand – and yours!

At St Joseph’s we recognise the importance of providing a secure and nurturing environment where children can feel safe and relaxed and fully exploit their natural potential. Our Reception classroom is bright and spacious, equipped with everything a little learner needs to make everyday exciting. A separate outdoor garden, and ‘messy room’ equipped specifically for our youngest children, allows for exploring and building new friendships.

Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers. Lessons in the Library, French, Music, Art and PE are taught by specialists, taking advantage of our wonderful music and sports facilities here at St Joseph’s. The teachers in Reception Class have access to the main school facilities including the hall, ICT suites, library, all-weather pitch. Moss Orchard and the Outdoor Classroom - which is used weekly come rain or shine!

We strive to make every child a confident, enthusiastic reader. Children read, are taught phonics and maths every day by our talented Reception teacher Mrs Hampton. To further enhance the learning experience in our Reception Class we also have opportunities to work with Year 1 during topic time which helps build friendships and gives the children a sense of community.

Wrap around care is available from 8am at St Joseph’s with the Early Birds Club, Prep and a wide range of after-school clubs.

If you are considering St Joseph’s for Reception Class, please do come and meet us. We are happy to take you on a tour of the school and introduce you to our amazing staff.

During the Summer Term before your child is due to join Reception, they would be welcome to join our transition sessions which will enable them to get to know us, and their future classmates, before their school journey begins.

We know that St Joseph’s will provide your child with an excellent start to their educational journey, and that we can offer them a Firm Foundation for Life.

Registrations are now being accepted for Reception Class 2024 entry. Call us on 01566 772580 or email, if you have any questions or would like to find out more.