Church Street, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 0DT

01942 222133

St John's CofE

Primary School

Reception 2020-21


"Love one another as God loves us."

(John 13:34)

Welcome to our new Reception class page!


This is the place to access home learning, find information and to have a peek at the amazing learning journey we are on!

Look out for regular updates!


Week 4

Humpty Dumpty’s visit!
Another very exciting week in Reception, kicked off by our visitor, Humpty Dumpty this week. We have been very busy rhyming, building, playing games and taking turns, creating models, creating exciting concoctions in the home corner and water.
We have started phonics this week and have been using our listening ears very carefully to play animal bingo, sound effects for Humpty and I spy on the farm. 

We have also started our Maths inputs this week and the children were very helpful helping pairing up baby Rosie’s socks. They have really enjoyed playing matching memory games and sorting objects. I was very impressed with how they were able to tell me which object didn’t belong on Thursday!
As always, all homework and home learning an be accessed via Purple Mash. I love seeing your photographs showing me what you have been learning at home. If you need any assistance please ask. 

Have a lovely weekend, take care and stay safe.

Mrs Cheshire 


Week 3
Incy Wincy came to play!

We had a very exciting week, on Monday a visitor came to visit in our Nursery Rhyme Garden, Incy Wincy! We have been very busy playing together, taking turns, investigating, using our funky fingers, reading stories, painting, playing with the puppets and lots more besides! Have a look at our photos from our fantastic week!

Week 2
This week we have been rocking in our school shoes!
We have been reading the story ‘Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes’ and have made our own versions!

Our First Days!


Our Classroom...


We have been very working hard over the last few weeks to create a learning space that is safe and inviting for our children.

We can’t wait to fill it with new smiling faces and to fill our display boards with photographs and creations we are proud of!

Take a sneaky peek...!

Starting School...

This year is unlike any we’ve had before and starting school is a big, but very exciting step and we want to ensure that despite what is happening in the world, the experience a lovely and memorable one for all our families. We have carefully planned our starting school transition and hope all of our children will feel happy and safe.  

Here you will find some helpful advice to help your child with starting school.

Is your little one a fan of CBeebies?
They have a programme called ‘Time for School’ available on iPlayer which you might like to watch with your child and talk about some of the things they can expect to see when they start school.

Here’s a link:  



Road map to starting school!

Need some ideas to try at home?

Do you follow Tiny Happy People on Instagram? It’s a really good account to follow for ideas of really easy things to do with your child (and they also share the hilarious reality to parenting!). I follow them for ideas to do at home with my little one and they cater for newborns to five year olds.

Here’s a link to some fantastic, quick, easy and free activities you can try at home: