St John's C. of E. Primary School

Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4SD

01942 255396

Welcome to Reception's class page

Class Teacher - Mrs Halton

Teaching Assistant - Miss Bromiley

1 to 1 Teaching Assistants- Mrs Kay & Mr Longden

Here you will find information about the curriculum, parent workshops and all the exciting learning your children are experiencing.


Our class Christian Value is Friendship

Our Christian Value this half term is Hope


  Here at St. John's we recognise that each child is an individual and will progress through developmental statements at their own pace. We support this with a flexible and responsive approach to planning that reflects the needs and interests of all children. The impact of which sees our children develop the firm foundations they need to progress through and access the National Curriculum.

Click on the link to see the EYFS developmental statements


The EYFS curriculum has seven areas of learning split into two main categories-Prime and Specific


Prime Areas

 Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas



 Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


 We promote the development of all Characteristics of Effective Learning, this is the way children learn.

Playing and Exploring - this involves finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to have a go.

Active Learning - this involves being involved and concentrating, keeping trying and enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and Thinking Critically – this involves having their own ideas, making links in their learning and working with ideas. 



In Art and Design we have been exploring the artwork of Anthony Gormley. We were inspired to create our own sculptures. Below are a few examples of our work.

Our topic for Spring Term is All Around Me.

We will be exploring our local community and the people who we see everyday. We will be thinking about the places we visit close to school and what it was like to live in Hindley Green in the past.