St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037


We are delighted to welcome your child to the St Anne’s family.


I would like to welcome both you and your child to the Saint Anne’s family. I am looking forward to work with you and your child as they begin the first stage of their learning journey at Saint Anne’s.

The Reception team consists of Mrs. Dhillon , Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Rollins.

Together we will support your child’s learning and encourage them to become independent learners throughout this year. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us and we will be happy to help!

Each day in Reception, your child will be completing a number of exciting activities that will help them to develop their skills and work towards achieving the 17 Early Learning Goals:

Prime Areas


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making Relationships

Self-confidence and self-awareness

Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

Moving and handling

Health and self-care

Communication and Language

Listening and attention



Specific Areas







Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

People and communities

The world


Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and using media and materials

Being imaginative


Key Information

Our PE lessons will take place every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled with their name and in school on this day every week.

Please remember to sign your child’s planner every night and check for any important messages or letters that it contains.

We are looking forward to work closely with you and your child during the year ahead.


What you can do to help your child at home:

  • Reading their home reading books every day.
  • Reading books from home and reading other types of print – comics, newspapers, magazines, posters, leaflets.
  • Practising letter formation and writing: sentences, shopping lists, news about their weekend.
  • Practising number formation.
  • Practising counting sets of objects, thinking about what one more and one less than a number would be.
  • Looking for shapes in the world around them.

Our Learning

Find out what we will be learning during the year in our Curriculum Overviews:

More about our learning in Reception:


Read about some of the things we've been getting up to:

Drawing ‘The Rainbow Fish’ using chalk in our outdoor area.

Making porridge in our mud kitchen.

Visiting our school Library.

Using apparatus in our PE lesson.

Exploring numbers outside of the classroom.

Representing numbers inside the classroom.

Making beautiful music!

Mark making in our Outdoor Area