Welcome to Early Years at St Ursula’s!


Teachers and Learning Support Assistants

Paddington Class

  • Teachers: Mrs Rushton and Miss Dolphin
  • LSA: Miss Crabb

Elmer Class

  • Teachers: Mrs Perez and Mrs Thomas
  • LSA’s: Mrs Horn, Mrs Willoughby

Gruffalo Class

  • Teacher: Miss Collins and Miss Dolphin
  • LSA: Mrs James



We all have PE on Wednesday mornings in Reception. We ask that children come to school wearing their PE kits (Black joggers, white T shirt and appropriate footwear) to save time  getting them changed in and out of their school uniform!


Forest School

We are very lucky at St Ursula’s to have our very own forest area and trained Forest School Leaders. In Reception, each class goes to the forest for one whole afternoon a week where they learn to take risks, explore and challenge themselves in their learning. On your class’ forest day, we require that you send your child to school dressed in their Forest Kit: long sleeved top, trousers and appropriate outerwear for wet or cold weather.

Class teachers will inform parents when Forest School will start in 2018/19


Keep an eye out for notices in your child’s class window, letters in book bags and speak to your class teacher.


Reception Timetable 2017-2018

8:50-9:20Welcome time: whiteboards/ books/ puzzles/ games/ name writing- calm time (LSA support T1)
Children change books themselves (LSA support Term 1)
Register/ Whole class input
9:30-10:35Free flow/maths/ literacy small groups
10:35- 10:45Tidy up time
10:45-11:05GROUP 1 PHONICS (class teacher)/ GROUP 2 outside gross motor skills
11:05-11:25GROUP 2 PHONICS (class teacher)/ GROUP 1- outside gross motor skills
11:25-11:30Prepare for lunch
12:30-1:00Register/ calm me time/ w/c input
1:00-2:40Free flow (incl. small groups if appropriate)
2:40-2:50Tidy up time
2:50-3:10Story/ songs/ circle time


Phonics Workshop

Phonics Workshop November 2018

Rhymes we use for letter formation


Writing Workshop


Writing Workshop

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