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St. Clare

Welcome to St Clare's

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Hello St Clare's class!

I hope you have all had an amazing summer holiday and we can't wait to hear all about it! Year Ones welcome back to St Bartholomew's and Reception children, we are very excited to be working with you this year. 


Mrs Hurley and Mrs Brooker


Dates for your diary:

Monday 5th September - back to school

Wednesday 14th September - Year 1 phonics meeting - information to follow

Tuesday 20th September - Reception open morning - information to follow

Tuesday 27th September - Reception parents coffee morning/phonics introduction - information to follow

Thursday 20th October - last day of term. 



Please make sure all clothing items are clearly labelled with your child's name.

A reusable water bottle should be named and brought into school daily for your child.

Our PE day is on Tuesday, children must have PE kits in school at all times (again, clearly labelled)

Year 1 Homework is given out on Fridays and is due back on the following Wednesday. 


The EYFS Team


St Clare Class- Mrs Hurley and Mrs Brooker

St Bernadette Class- Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Sullivan


Here at St Bartholomew's, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn.


Learning in  Reception is a balance of child-initiated play and adult led sessions. We believe that this leads to the best levels of progress and well-being for our children, and we ensure this is achieved by building on the children’s interests, motivation and developmental stage.   We teach Phonics, Maths and Literacy daily in short sessions on the carpet. The remainder of the day is mainly self-directed, with children leading their learning through play and adults responding in order to move learning forward.


The Reception classrooms are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely, safely and independently. There are spaces where the children can be active and areas where they can be quiet. The classrooms are set up to enable children to independently find and locate equipment and resources to aid their learning in whichever way possible.