Welcome to Reception

Teacher – Mrs K Clay

Teaching Assistants – Miss Thomas, Miss James and Miss Thomas

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is rooted in stories, singing, the seasons and rich, real-life experiences. It is designed to provide our children with a memorable and joyful early school experience. We aim to give each child the skills, knowledge and a solid foundation on which to build in their further learning. Through core experiences, planned purposeful play and high-quality interactions we promote the importance of making links beyond the local environment; opening our children’s eyes to the jobs, landscapes, cultures and opportunities in the wider world.

group of children running in school garden

We work tirelessly to ensure all our children become confident speakers and thoughtful listeners. We expose our children to a broad and ambitious vocabulary and teach them the power of language for communicating ideas, solving problems and developing a strong self-identity. We carefully choose stories, rhymes and songs to weave a golden thread through all learning.  We make story time a priority as we believe that sharing books enables our children to make connections and relationships, develops their imagination and allows them to become confident independent readers who love books and reading.

Children leave our early years with knowledge, skills and memories to draw upon in their next stage of their learning.  Our children have the curiosity, resilience, self-control, independence and creativity necessary to succeed.  They have developed respect for themselves and others, built strong positive relationships and know they are a valued member of our school community.

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Goals

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Parentapps Connect

Our free communication app allows us to provide parents with instant access to our important messages and up to date school information.

Please contact the school office if you have not received your personal invite.

Things to remember

  • Pupils do not need to have a pencil case of their own in school. A book bag and packed lunch bag will suffice.
  • Children need to bring their own water bottles and take them home each day
  • Attendance at school is compulsory


Your class teacher will inform you when your child needs to come to school in their PE kit.

PE kit is black shorts with a white t shirt. A black tracksuit or leggings can be worn over this during the colder months. 

Children need to wear trainers for outdoor PE and black pumps for indoor PE. 

Children can wear trainers on their PE day and keep pumps in their book bag to change into for that day.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 8.00am. School will begin at 8.45am for all children. Nursery and Reception enter via the Nursery entrance

Collecting your children

Please collect your child from the Reception playground. The gate will be open between 3.10pm and 3.25pm each day. 

Merton Bank Primary, School Roper Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved

Merton Bank Primary, School Roper Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved