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

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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 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 spring 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.



During 2024, in response to Pope Francis, the children will be learning about the Year of Prayer, focusing upon the Our Father. They will be learning about what the Our Father means and how we can spread the word of the Lord through this prayer. 

Our Virtues for this half term are: Faith-Filled and Hopeful. The children will be learning about the people of God who were faith-filled and hopeful such as Noah and Moses as well as how they can become faith-filled and hopeful during Lent. 

The children will continue to learn about God and Jesus following the Birmingham Diocesan Curriculum "Learning and Growing as the People of God". The units of work for this term are Christmas, People who help us, Lent and Holy Week.

The children also will listen to a variety of Bible stories, learning about 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.​






All the prayers the children will be learning in class can be found at the top of the page.