St James

Early Years

Welcome to Early Years at St James

Welcome to Early Years at St James

Welcome to your child’s first steps in full time education.



Early Years at St James will guide your child through their penultimate year before they enter the National Curriculum year groups.  This year continues your child’s development within the 7 areas of the Early Years Curriculum with a particular focus on teaching your child the skills they need to be able to read and write.

Our year is split up into six topics which underpin our indoor and outdoor provision areas.  Our provision allows your child to explore new, exciting things and different ways of engaging in their play.  We are currently developing our outdoor area to increase the array of activities we can offer your child.  This includes a new small world sensory garden, outdoor reading den, and mud kitchen.

In Early Years our aim is to work closely with parents and support each child in their journey from Early Years to National curriculum. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Mr Bell & Mrs Drysdale

Class Information

Class Information

Reception class ususally have P.E on a Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school on this day with their name in each items of clothing.

We also change your child’s reading books on a Thursday.  We ask that your child reads a minimum of four times per week.  Four reads in a week allows your child to place a golden coin on our reading challenge board, which is held between classes in each key stage.  The reading challenge is held each half term with the winning class receiving a special prize so please read as much as possible.

We do access our outdoor area in all weathers so we ask if your child could bring a pair of wellington boots to keep in school so they do not miss any opportunity for outdoor learning.

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