01942 747818

Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's Church of England Primary School

‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:13)



Reception are taught in two classes by Miss Canning (Ash)  and Miss Emerson (Oak)


PE day is Friday.  


PE Kit is White T-Shirt (plus Dark Blue/Black Tracksuit Top/Sweatshirt for winter months), Navy Blue Shorts (or Dark Blue/Black Tracksuit Bottoms for winter months), and Black Pumps.  PE kits should be in school every day, stored in a plain drawstring bag.  PE kits are sent home every half term for washing and should be brought back into school after the break.

Children in Reception access outdoor learning every day, so it is essential that children come to school wearing a warm, rainproof coat.


Reading is a very important aspect of learning not just in the Early Years Foundation Stage, but right throughout the children's school journey.  All children will have the opportunity to choose a book to take home each week and we actively encourage you to read with your child each night. Children should have their book bag in school every day. 

Reception children take part in daily Read Write Inc lessons each day to support their phonetic knowledge and reading development. 

In EYFS, we also use Tales Toolkit resources to help us create lots of lovely stories.  This supports the children’s imagination and creativity as well as developing their knowledge of lovely, rich story telling language.