Runnymede St Edward's Catholic Primary

Part of the Edmund Rice family of schools ‘Inspire, Challenge and Support through Faith’

Reception 1 and 2 Mrs Farmer and Mrs Brophy

Hello and welcome to Reception!


We are so excited to be the first two classes in our new school. 

In Reception 1, the teachers are Mrs Farmer and Miss McFadden and in Reception 2, Mrs Brophy and Mrs Leary.

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We begin each day at 9am and end at 3pm.


Here is a list of key weekly activities and what you will need to bring with you each day:


  • A water bottle
  • Reading folder
  • School coat


Tuesday is PE day for Reception 2

Friday is PE day for Reception 1


School will provide a fresh piece of fruit each day so no other snack is needed from home. Children will be provided with a fresh carton of milk daily.

Mental Health Awareness Week

w/b 10th May


This week we have been connecting with nature to promote both our mental and physical well being. We went on a nature walk around the school grounds collecting natural materials , feeling the wind on our skin, and observing wild life - we were hoping to see the resident squirrels, but instead a cabbage white butterfly and lots of magpies had to suffice!


We even made some nature heads!

Nature inspired Maths

We used the natural materials collected on our walk for maths learning. We sorted and counted them into groups, represented the information on a picture graph, tallied with sticks and made a symmetrical pattern on a butterfly. Look at some of our stunning designs.

Number Day 2021

w/b 3rd May


Today we celebrated NSPCC’s Number Day - the children looked brilliant in their number themed t-shirts! Lots of mathematical games and activities were enjoyed that helped the children practise their counting, calculating and subitising skills! The day culminated in making yummy cookie treats with special dice patterns.

We also learned about the very important work that the NSPCC does to help children be confident to speak out to stay safe - we met ‘Buddy’, the NSPCC speech bubble mascot. In total, Reception raised over £100 for the NSPCC - a huge thank you to all our families for supporting the day!

Returning to school w/b 8th March

To mark the easing of lockdown measures and help transition the children back to school, we read the story ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson. We made our own tree rainbow with messages of hope, names of friends we had missed and things we are looking forward to in the future.

“All rainstorms must end and this rainstorm will too.”

Some of our beautiful displays