Welcome to our Reception, also known as the Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child's learning journey at the Oratory.

Every child deserves the best possible start in their education and through parental or carer and teacher support they can fulfil their potential. The Nursery year will lay the foundations to enable your child to become an independent and self-motivated learner throughout their whole school career.

Our Learning


In Reception all children have a personal on-line Learning Journey which will contain observations, photographs and videos documenting key moments of learning and progress.

Parents and carers can view their child’s journal on a variety of electronic devices using a secure login system. One of the fantastic features of Tapestry is that parents and carers can add observations and ’wow’ moments from home to their child’s journal. This provides the school with opportunities to celebrate any achievements children have made at home.

When a child starts Reception parents or carers sign and return the parent/carer user agreement. An autumn term workshop provides login details and support.

Find out more by logging into the Tapestry website

REAL Projects

Read more about REAL Projects.

Medium Term Planning

Documents above are pdf files.


Counting towers.
Practising our numbers.

Building a train by working as a team.
Searching for signs of Autumn.

Mrs Butler talking about her job as a Lollipop Lady
Painting a picture of our Lollipop Lady!