St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037


Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14  

Welcome to Reception Class! Our Reception Class Team consists of:

Mrs Perera   

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Ward


We are delighted to welcome you and your child to the St Anne’s family. Mrs Perera, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Ward will be the team of staff that support your child’s learning throughout this year.  We are looking forward to all of the new and exciting things that the children will experience this year and we look forward to working closely with you to ensure that your child achieves their very best academically, spiritually whilst also developing their wider gifts and God given talents. 

Your child is about to embark upon their own individual learning journey and each day they will be completing a wide range of activities that will help them to develop their skills and work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals:

You can find out more about your child's learning journey through the 'Our Learning' link at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak with one of us and we will be happy to help! We are one big family, supporting each other to grow as children of God. Please also refer to the Reception Parent Handbook that was handed out in the Meet the Teacher meeting earlier this year.

Mrs Perera

our class saint - SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISSI

Feast Day - 4 October

Saint Francis was born in Italy in 1181. He is the Patron Saint of animals, ecology and merchants.

To mark the Feast Day of Saint Francis, Reception Class took part in a special Class Liturgy. We reflected upon what we know about our Class Saint and shared ways that we could follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis and help others.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.


Our Curriculum

Long Term Overview 2023-2024

You can find our curriculum overviews for each half term here;

Autumn 1 - Who am I?

Autumn 2 - Can Jesus be seen in me?

Spring 1 - Who gives us food?

Spring 2 - Who cares for God's garden?

Summer 1 - Who helps us on our journey?

Summer 2 - Why Do We Need Animals?


You can also refer to the documentA Guide to Online Learning.


This half term, P.E. will be on Tuesday Children will need to bring their bring their PE kits with them to school to get changed. 


  • Reading – Every night, must be evidenced in the reading diary with a signature and at least two comments a week. 
  • Children will receive their homework every Friday, this will then be due in on a Tuesday. 

Other Projects

  • Curriculum Tasks (R.E./Science/Topic/Themed) 

Other curriculum tasks may be set for your child throughout the year and your child will be informed when these will need to be returned.

Homework should be handed in on a Tuesday. Any queries or issues can be addressed on a Monday morning. If extra support is needed then please write a message in the planner so the class team can support your child.

reception GALLERY

We look to Jesus as our guide in praying and learning. Here you will see some of the wonderful experiences we have shared together in Reception.

The Remembrance Day poem.       

 Retelling the story - A Squash and a squeeze. 

     Looking for the signs of Autumn.

Our class prayer service     

 Finding one more using soft bricks 

 A new spacious house for the little old lady.

In our prayer service, we prayed that all the children would have a joyful Christmas with their families.

The children learned the story of the birth of Jesus and built the class prayer table together.

 In preparation for the Holy Week, we learned about Palm Sunday and acted out Jesus'  entry into Jerusalem, greeted by people waving palm branches.

In our Good Friday prayer and Liturgy, we reflected that Jesus died on the cross to free us from our sins.

 As the weather improved, we were busy gardening fruit and vegetable plants.

    May is the month of Mary. We made rosaries to use in our class prayer and liturgy.

   We reflected on the people who help us on our journey and prayed to Our Lady to       give them strength and blessings everyday. 


  We looked at some paintings and statues to understand different representations of     Our Lady and painted portraits.



Our Learning


General Home Learning Sites


 Home Learning page


Values and Virtues 

Class Prayers

Wednesday Word