Main Street, St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0AA

01946 822392

St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp - This school is currently open for Year 6, Key Worker and Vulnerable children only due to Covid-19


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 Welcome to the Reception Class news page!

Information for parents.


Reception staff:

Mrs Laura Storey - Class teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mrs Clair Spedding - Class teacher (Thursday afternoon and all day Friday)

Mr Brian Dawson - PE Coach (Thursday morning)

Support staff - Miss M Gilmour, Miss A Slater, Mrs K Reid.

Organisational issues: 

Children need a water bottle in school every day.We provide a healthy snack of fruit and veg each morning at playtime and have a rolling snack area every afternoon.  Children are offered a drink of milk every playtime and this is free until they are 5.

Please label all of your children's clothes (including coats, shoes etc).  The children often misplace items of clothing and it is very difficult to return them to their rightful owner without a label in them!

 PE kit can be left in school for the half term or can be taken home on a Friday to be washed and returned the following week (please label this too).  PE lessons take place every Thursday morning with our PE coach, Mr Dawson.

Children need a pair of wellies to be left in school as we often do lessons and activities outside.

We go to Forest School every Tuesday afternoon in a large wooded area on High House Road.  The children do lots of activities at Forest School related to Science, English, Maths, Art, Geography, Physical Development, DT, Drama and building self-confidence and social skills.  Children need to come to school dressed in old clothing on this day, which is appropriate for the weather e.g. hats and warm clothes in winter, sun hats and sun cream in summer.  

Homework will be sent home after the first half term when the children have fully settled into school.  Homework sheets will be sent home every Friday and will be mainly centered around reading, Special News and practical activities to reinforce Maths/Science work etc that we have been doing in class.

We follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics, reading and writing and the Inspire Maths principles to teach Maths.  Information about this is provided at the 'Meet the Teacher' session at the start of the school year (a demonstration RWI lesson will be given at this session).

We listen to children read in class at least twice a week and try to send reading books home four times a week.  It is vital that you listen to your child read their reading book and send it back into school to be changed once read.  Children should also share their own story books with you at home too to gain a love of books and a wealth of stories to use in their own writing at school.


Please remember that you are always welcome to call into the classroom if there is something that you would like to talk to me about, please don't worry or wonder!  Alternatively, you can contact me via email at  


Let's work together to create a happy, enjoyable and memorable year of learning experiences for your child!


  Mrs Laura Storey