Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Lovingly we Learn in Harmony

  1. St Mary's Catholic Primary School
  2. Early Years (Nursery and Reception)
  3. Reception


 The Reception year is a really important year in a child’s school life, it helps form the foundations for learning, children receive essential learning experiences and at this age it is a crucial stage for development.  We have lots of exciting things to look forward to and we enjoy being a part of your child’s journey through Reception.

Play and Exploration is a fundamental within Early Years. It means children are able to choose activities where they can  engage with other children or adults or sometimes play alone. During these activities the children will learn by first-hand  experiences; by actively ‘doing’ as well as through   scaffolding and modelling by adults. We will provide them with sufficient space, both indoors and outdoors, time and choice with a range of activities. There will be a good variety of planned and prepared activities by the teachers, as well as allowing time for the children to initiate their own learning. Activities will be planned through discussion with the children around their current interests, as well as taking into account their learning styles and stages of development. Our environment will enable children to try things out and make sense of relationships, allowing all children to fulfil their potential.

We provide parents with digital access to their child's learning  journey, which includes   photographs and notes of your child's engagement in their learning through their Tapestry Online Journal. We also welcome parents' contributions to their child's online learning    journal and enjoy working in partnership with parents.

We welcome school visits and are always happy to show you around our friendly school and nurturing Early Years environment.


Please see the link below to our EYFS Curriculum.



Autumn Term 2021-2022