Welcome to Reception

Welcome to an exciting year in Reception!

The children have all settled well into Reception and they have embarked on an exciting learning journey. In Reception, we learn through play using our Continuous Provision both indoor and outdoor. We ensure that our areas fulful the Early Learning Goals and enable the children to 'Let your light shine.' 

In our outdoor Sand Area we have a variety of activities that promote a love of story telling and mathematical language and knowledge. These activities are demonstrated through our Measuring Station, which include a variety of  measuring jugs, cylinders and funnels. Story telling activities are promoted through using the Small World in our Sand Area.

Our Outdoor Provision also features areas that focus on physical development, such as, balance, coordination, catching and throwing.

Imaginative play is encouraged throughout all the areas in our Continuous Provision, including the stage, play house, the home corner, small world and construction.

In Reception we are learning about our country and the values that we uphold. We have been teaching the children about democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. We ensure that these values are promoted in all areas of the children's learning and development.

We look forward to supporting the children througout their learning journey and watching them flourish during the year.

Please click on the following links to visit each class' page:

Miss Hollins' Class

Miss Sheppard's Class

Mrs Jennings & Mrs Gerrard's Class



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey