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Welcome to Reception

In reception we are always very busy! We have so much fun learning in all of our classroom areas and outside too. We have weekly forest school and PE which are two of our favourite activities! Because our learning is outdoors, we always need to have suitable clothing for all weathers to make sure that we are as warm and dry as possible.  

In reception magic breakfast starts at 8:20 until 8:30. We love coming into school to have breakfast before our other friends arrive at 8:40. We all go home at 3:00.


Miss Burns is our class teacher along with our teaching assistants Miss Rodham, Mrs Fawkes, Mrs Foster as well as Danielle on an afternoon, who are always on hand to help with anything. We can be contacted at the bottom of this page via email or through calling the office and leaving a message. You will also find lots of information on our page to help us learn at home and let our grown ups know what we have been busy doing too. 


We want to show you how much fun we have in reception and how fantastic we are at learning so please take a look at the photos below-keeping popping back too because we are always updating our page. 


See you soon!

Miss Burns, Miss Rodham and Mrs Foster x


Meet the staff!

Meet Miss Burns.

Hi, I'm Miss Burns and I am 8 years into my teaching career here at Catchgate, where I first started as a final year teaching student. I have a son called Leo, who is in Year 4 and a pet dog called Percy. During my free time, I love to spend time with my family and being outdoors, especially when it is sunny! 

Meet Miss Rodham.

Hi, I'm Miss Rodham and I have worked at Catchgate for 7 years. I have always worked with children, in nurseries and private settings before starting my job at Catchgate. I love going on walks with my dog Teddy and my son Josh. 

Meet Mrs Foster

Hi, I'm Mrs Foster and this is a new job for me. I have worked in health and social care before embarking on a new journey at Catchgate, which I am really enjoying so far.


Rights Respecting Schools in the Summer term!


Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.


Whole School Theme

Article of the Week

Staying Healthy - Keeping Fit

Article 25 – review of the treatment of care

Staying Healthy - Eating Well

Article 24 – health and health services

Chinese New Year 

Article 13 – freedom of expression

Keepping Safe Online

Article 17 - access to media and information

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Article 39 - recovery from trauma

Friends and Family - Valentine's Day

Article 5 - parental guidance and a child's evolving capabilities.

Educate and Celebrate

Article 2 - non discrimination

Looking after the environment

Article 8 - preservation of identity

British Science Week

Article 3 - best interests of the child

International Day of Forests

Article 6 - life, survival and development


Article 14 - freedom of thought, belief and religion

If you need to speak to us, you can contact us via the link below.

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