Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Oldham

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In Reception we have lots of fun with our learning! We offer personalised and unique learning experiences which enhance the children's imaginations and develop their creativity. Our structured timetable enables all children to reach their full potential by being exposed to engaging stimulus throughout and ensures our children enjoy their learning. We believe all children should feel safe and valued allowing them to express themselves fully and show off their amazing personalities. We structure our learning through topics such as Space, Rainforests and Jungles, Farm, Superheroes, and Minibeasts, which provides a rounded curriculum for the children. In addition to this, children are surrounded by books and are therefore encouraged to enjoy reading and story telling right from an early age.

As a key part of the Early Years Unit here at St Mary's, we work closely with the Nursery class which helps to ease the transition to Reception when the time comes and to share unique experiences relating to our topics. 

Our Reception class is a very exciting and engaging place to be! You can find out more information and see what we have been getting up to on our class pages or the EYFS section of the website.

The staff members in Reception are:


Mrs Oldham: EYFS Leader and Reception Class Teacher

My main role here at St Mary's is the EYFS Leader which I absolutely love. Working with the little members of our school brings about such awe and wonder to each day, every day is different! I love to get involved in school life, including leading the GIFT Team which is a huge privilege for me. It's great to work  with such passionate children who have a heart for the Catholic life of our school! In class, my favourite activity to do with the children is Art! I love getting messy and seeing what wonderful creations we can come up with together!

Outside of school, I am a Mummy of 2 young children and I'm married to Mr Oldham. I love going out for adventures in the woods with my family and taking my children swimming, even though I find the big slides super scary. I also enjoy going on bike rides too!


Mrs Rowley: EYFS Cover Teaching Assistant and Reception Class Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs Rowley and my favourite subject is maths. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Mrs Plant: EYFS Cover Teaching Assistant and Forest School Leader


My favourite place in the school is the outdoors, It’s great to help children engage with their learning! I love to see their interaction with the natural environment both in roleplay and in art. I enjoy using song and dance with the children as well as playing silly games to help them develop their vocabulary. 
Away from the school, I like going for walks and exploring the canals. At home I love to cook and try new dishes as well as spending time in my garden.


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