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Welcome to Reception Class

with Mrs McDonnell & Mrs Groves  


Reception Class has adopted the Gospel value & virtue of 'peace' and 'thankfulness'.

Peace - Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God.

Thankfulness- Psalm 104:33

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to God while I live.

This psalm is a song of thankfulness to our God.


In Reception Class, we like to have lots of fun whilst we learn.

Our class motto is: 'We try to be kind and helpful to others'.
We aim for every child to feel happy and safe in school.
We like good behaviour, good manners and kindness.


Reception Class has also adopted the British value of 'Helpfulness'.
Throughout this Reception year, we will be looking for ways in which

we can be helpful to each other in school and at home.


We hope your child really enjoys their Reception year at St. Gregory's!

Best wishes,
Mrs McDonnell (Class teacher/Deputy Headteacher) & Mrs Groves (Teaching Assistant)

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to all our lovely Reception children who have started their new school year so well!

Mrs Groves and I are really impressed with how confidently they walk down the path into school and how happy and friendly they are with each other in class. They have quickly learned our Class rules and are sharing toys and taking turns with each other. The children have already engaged in all areas of learning and are enjoying all the exciting resources and activities we have provided for them in Reception.


Please use Class Dojos (you have been given a letter with an individual login for your child) as a platform to send any photographs or videos of your child's work from home. We look forward to working with you to support your child's learning in a fun and engaging way this year. Keep checking on Class Story on the Class Dojo page for latest information.

Our 'stars of each week'... All our children are stars, but we recognise children who have shone really brightly each week with special certificates and a medal. Special birthday celebrations too!

Looking fabulous in our Christmas Play costumes...

The Little Angel Christmas Play Part 1 (Landscape version)

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The Little Angel Christmas Play Part 2 (Landscape version)

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The Little Angel Christmas Play Part 3 (Landscape version)

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The Little Angel Christmas play (Portrait version)

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Sewing our Christmas stockings and printing snowmen with potatoes!

Autumn Art....Making faces and pictures with things from nature.

Quiet reflection outdoors on a beautiful day...

Our first day at school...