Little Acorns - Nursery/Reception

Mrs Campbell and Mrs Dibb


Welcome to Nursery/Reception Class. This is the beginning of your child’s learning journey at St. Wilfrid’s RC Primary School.

During this very important year your child’s teachers will be Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Dibb. Their teaching assistants are Mrs Green and Mrs Mowbray. We will work in partnership with you to care for and educate your child. We aim to offer new opportunities to your child to help draw out their ability and potential, helping each individual to grow and develop in preparation for the future.

The early years classroom is a large area with its own toilets and cloakroom. It is a happy, stimulating learning environment with many colourful, interactive displays that celebrate your child’s talents and achievements.

Our Catholic Faith is at the heart of everything we do in Nursery/Reception Class. Your child will learn that Jesus loves us all and that we are special. We all try hard to treat everyone that we meet with love and respect, just as Jesus did.

Your child will be learning new skills and knowledge and demonstrating understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development;
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

Your child will develop skills in four specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world;
  • Expressive arts and design.

These seven areas are used to plan your child’s individual learning. We encourage your child to work through adult-directed tasks and self-chosen activities. The role play area, outside classroom, and a wide range of exciting, purposeful activities linked to the half termly topic, are used to encourage independence, enjoyment and learning through play.

Our Class Blog

Super Worms!

We have been learning all about worms and the children created a wormery! They enjoyed watching the patterns that the worms made in the soil.

Baptism Role Play

The children in Reception have been learning about how Christian people are welcomed into God's family. We decided to create our own church in school where the children could role play their own baptism ceremonies. [gallery...

Happy Hannakkah

The children have been learning about how people celebrate Hannakkah. They began by listening to the story ‘Sammy Spider’s First Hannakkah’. They learned all about the menorah, special Hannakah food and the dreidel. They decorated the home corner ready for a Hannakkah...

International Week

The children in Nursery and Reception had a wonderful week learning about the culture and traditions of people living in different parts of they United Kingdom. They explored traditional food and drink, music and dance and famous landmarks. We ended our wonderful week...


The Royal Wedding inspired us to look at different weddings that we may, or may not have been to. We enjoyed sharing photographs and looking at special objects from real weddings such as dresses, rings and flowers. We decided to have our own weddings at school! We...

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