St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School



Our class value is TRUST


In Reception we understand what it means to trust ourselves and our abilities, and to trust in God to guide us in His love .


Here in our school:

Let us trust each other

Let us trust in our Lord.

Let us trust with patience.

Let us remember

In learning together,

We grow together

And succeed together.



Welcome to Reception!


Class Teacher: Miss Rawlings


Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sumner


Miss Rawlings and Mrs Sumner  offer you and your child a very warm welcome to St Philips and look forward to a wonderful year.


The aim of Reception is to create a safe and stimulating environment that promotes children’s progress in all areas of learning. We at St Philip’s believe that by giving children independence and challenge, they will develop into responsible and thoughtful young people.  


We thoroughly welcome and encourage parent support and involvement in school and we encourage all to share your child’s progress and success through our ‘WOW’ card system. Simply complete the card and return to school. This will add greatly to their development and be a lovely addition to their Learning Journeys. When your child has displayed good attitude, effort or behaviour, we will send home a ‘Teacher’s note’ so that you can celebrate your child’s success together. Each week you will also receive a Reception newsletter which will detail the types of activities we have been learning, and tips on how to support your child further at home.  Other important information such as Stay and Play sessions, reminders of school trip, workshops and homework will form the other content, so please do ensure that you read the newsletter each week.

Guidance for parents. What to expect, when?