St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


Welcome to Reception

St Therese of Lisieux Class


Hello and welcome to St Mary's Grantham - Reception Class.  Thank you for taking the time to look at all the exciting things we get up to!  We have also adopted St Therese of Lisieux as our Class Saint.  

My name is Mrs Glendinning and I have the pleasure of teaching the best class in the school :)  Mrs O'Leary works with us and on Friday afternoons Mrs Flower is in the class whilst I am not there.  Miss Brummitt is also in our class working with us on Mondays and Fridays.  

We are learning how to get changed for our PE lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays so we always have our kits in school.

We love using all our amazing space (inside and out) and discovering lots of things, whilst we are learning.  We always have lots to talk about and enjoy sharing with our friends.  

Our Class morning prayer


Oh my God you love me

You're with me night and day

I want to love you always 

In all I do and say

I'll try to please you Father

Bless me through the day.


Reception Curriculum Overview Lent (Spring) 1 Term 2022 Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

In our Woodland Of Wonder

People who help us

We have also been thinking about all the people who help us, at home, at school and those that help to keep us safe.  We have had visitors in to come and talk to us about what they do.

SMILES team - helping us to look after our teeth

When Father Jonathon came to visit

When Grantham Firefighters came to see us

When Grantham PCSO came to visit

As we all know reading is such a key part of our development.  Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. Often, this leads to role-play as children grow which helps to develop other skills such as empathy, problem-solving, and morality. 

When you share books with your child here are some questions to help you get even more from the experience.  

Our House Teams 2021-2022