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St Mary's R.C. Primary School


Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ


01617 894532






                                                       "We Respect, We Value, We Share" 

Fish Man!

Today a chef came into our class. He brought with him a variety of different fish for us to hold and look closely at. We all found it really interesting looking at all the different parts of a fish. The lobster was even alive and we could see him moving his eyes.


Welcome to Reception and the start of an exciting new school year! We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday. We have had a great start so far this term welcoming seven new friends to our class. The children have been busy exploring their new classroom and have also helped the nursery children to find their way around the foundation stage outside areas.


We thought it would be useful to tell you about some of the things that we do in Reception Class and how you can best support your child. We will be offering parents information sessions on Wednesday 26th September. These are designed to help inform you a little more about what will be happening this year. Further information regarding these sessions will follow shortly. Your involvement and interest in your child’s education is most welcome and encouraged.



Thank you for all the effort which has gone into preparing your child for the start of the new term. Please ensure that you label all clothing with your child’s name, including shoes and PE kits.


Water Bottles

The children so far have been very good at remembering to bring a water bottle into school each day. We encourage them to have a drink of water on a regular basis throughout the morning and afternoon.


Collecting and dropping off

Please can you ask your child to stay with you in the morning and not play with the foundation stage equipment. The playground area is small and very busy especially in the mornings and accidents can easily happen.


Reception Fund

Can I thank the Parents who have kindly donated towards the Reception fund. The generosity of your voluntary donations is much appreciated and helps to enrich the Reception curriculum. This can be paid online using parent pay £40 for the year. If you wish to pay in smaller instalments please speak to Mrs Knox in the office.


Home Time Safe Guarding Procedures

If you are unable to collect your child at the end of the day, it is essential that you have introduced us to the other friends and family that will be coming to school, or alternately provide us with a password that can be used by anyone collecting your child.


Christmas Nativity Play

Tuesday 18th December at 2.15pm and Wednesday 19th December at 9.15am – Parents, grandparents, carers are all welcome to come to the Foundation Stage Christmas production in the school hall. I am aware of how important this event is and ask you to put it on your calendars now! I will send out more details about costumes nearer the time.


If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to ask.