Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888

Welcome to the Reception class web page. Here you can find further information about life in reception class. If you have any questions or queries please contact the school office.


Each half term, the children have a Big Question, which all their learning centres around, and which they will explore and answer. The Big Questions are based upon Catholic Social Teaching.  The Big Question for this term is: Who helps us on our journey? 


Children learn through carefully planned play, based upon their current interests as well as the Big Question. They experience a range of child led, child initiated, adult initiated and adult led activities throughout the day.



The children will be learning about God and Jesus following the Birmingham Diocesan Curriculum Learning and Growing as the People of God. The children also will listen to a variety of Bible stories, learning about the key people in the Bible and why they were important and relevant to us today, linking with our Big Question. 

Reception have their own class prayer:


Let us thank you O Lord,

For this wonderful day.

Help us as we learn and play,

Help us to be kind to all

And catch us when we fall.

Teach us to love and pray

As we move through the day.


The children also learn a variety of prayers through our prayer of the month. Our prayer of the month for March is the Act of Contrition:


O my God,

Because you are so good,

I am very sorry that I have sinned against you,

And by the help of your grace,

I will not sin again.