The College seeks excellence in all subject areas

Anna.McMullenOur primary school is where pupils will begin their journey through St Richard Reynolds Catholic College. We strive for excellence in all that we do and have a committed and talented staff who work tirelessly to achieve this. Our nurturing environment encourages, supports and develops the spiritual, intellectual, moral and physical development of every child. As well as being hugely ambitious academically for all our pupils, we want them to live lives which are fulfilled personally, socially and spiritually.

Miss McMullen, Head of Primary

St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Resources

Work RecepSummer Curriculum Newsletter Reception
Summer Curriculum Newsletter Year 1
Summer Curriculum Newsletter Year 2
Summer Curriculum Newsletter Year 3
Summer Curriculum Newsletter Year 4
Brilliant Book List Year 1
Brilliant Book List Year 2
Brilliant Book List Year 3
Brilliant Book List Year 4

Big brotherBugClub Information
KS2 Reading Advice for Parents
Letter-join: Practice handwriting at home
Questions for Free Readers
Questions for Stage Readers
Spelling Activities
Year 1 and 2 Statutory Spelling Lists
Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Lists

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Lists

Passion play20 lo

Spelling for each Year Group
Finger strength and hand control activities
Handwriting handout for parents
Reading handout for parents

English Curriculum Evening PowerPoint


Primary School curriculum documents and links                                                                 
Teaching and Learning Policy (PS) HERE Curriculum Statement (PS) HERE

Maths Curriculum Evening

Reception strategies
KS1 strategies
KS2 strategies
Resources & Questions
Example sheets
Useful websites

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

"Young children learn by interacting with their environment "

Reception children participate in a variety of activities; some are led by an adult and others are self-initiated. We recognise the importance of play in the Early Years curriculum. Young children learn by interacting with their environment - people, materials and information. They want to discover how and why things happen. They learn through ‘doing’ and play is an essential part of this learning experience. However, this play is not just about entertaining activities; it is carefully structured and planned to take account of the children’s needs.

During the Reception year we will help your child to:

• Develop confidence;

• Establish a good relationship with the teacher and teaching assistants;

• Develop relationships with other children;

• Learn new routines

• Learn to listen to the teacher and each other;

• Develop the ability to concentrate;

• Develop independence;

• Help the teacher establish the correct learning environment and curriculum through carefully focused observations

Learning in Reception follows seven areas of learning comprising of three prime areas of learning and four specific areas of learning.

Primary prayers
Pupils at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College spend time each day in prayer. Please find the prayers that we use at school so that you can share these with your children at home. Each prayer begins and ends with the sign of the cross.

Morning Prayer
Father in heaven, you love me,
You’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
in all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father.
Bless me through the day. Amen.

Night Prayer
God, our Father, I come to say
Thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night,
And in the morning send your light. Amen.

Grace before Meals
Bless us, O God, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us, O God. Amen.

Grace after Meals
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Thank you, God. Amen.

See the College staff list HERE