Welcome!

A huge, warm welcome to our new Reception children and their family. We are really looking forward to meeting you in September! From Mrs Quarmby, Mrs Cowell and the EYFS Team.

We will share information on our new BLOG which will hopefully support you and your child with their transition from Nursery to Reception Class.

Our Reception Class open learning environment.

Our Jungle Vets Surgery – Role-play Area

Wiggle Worship

Good morning,

St Peter’s work closely with the Diocese of Manchester, who provide a fun & engaging worship called Wiggle Worship for toddlers and Reception children.

What is Wiggle Worship?

  • It aims to encourage or begin the faith journeys of younger children and their families in a fun and fresh way.
  • It builds relationships between church and school.
  • It supports school transition activity, welcoming children from Early Years into mainstream primary school.
  • It creates an opportunity to develop a relationship with associated church-based toddler groups by inviting them to join in.
  • It forms a new kind of worship and brings communities together.

Wiggle Worship have provided some transition activity cards for our new families. Hopefully you can complete these lovely activities at home.

Please find attached a copy of the activity cards.

Induction meeting – email sent to parents today.

Good morning everyone and welcome to our new Reception class families!

Unfortunately we are not able to meet for our usual Intake meeting and our classroom visit this year. We would usually meet you to share our Intake PowerPoint and answer any questions you may have.


Therefore, I have attached the Intake meeting PowerPoint, which will hopefully provide you with all the information you require for September.  If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us.


UPDATES:We now have a New Reception Class 2020 blog on our school website. Here we will add further information to support your transition.https://blog.st-peters-farnworth.bolton.sch.uk/reception2020-21/


This month we would also be visiting your child in nursery, but unfortunately this is now not possible. So myself (Mrs Quarmby) and Mrs Cowell have spoken to your child’s nursery to talk about their transition and to learn more about them and their learning interests.


We have also created a new Tapestry account. Tapestry is an on line Journal where YR staff can keep in contact with you and your child over the next few weeks. It is a great way to share your child’s learning  and interests with us and send us photos /videos, so we can get to know your child too.I know many nurseries already use this resource, so you will know how good it is. You will receive an email over the next couple of weeks, asking you to download the Tapestry app. If your child already uses Tapestry in Nursery, then unfortunately at this time you CAN NOT use the same email to log in and you will need to create a new temporary email address. If you need to create a new email address, then please could you let us know, so we can add this to our Tapestry account. If your child is not using tapestry in Nursery, then we will use the email address you have already provided to set up your account. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TAPESTRY TO FOLLOW


We hope all this information will support your transition to St. Peter’s at this difficult time and we are really looking forward to meeting you all in the future. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you for your time

See you all soon. Mrs Quarmby & Mrs Cowell.

Induction pack

This is a copy of the email sent on Tuesday 10th June

Good morning, 

I am delighted that your child has been offered a place St. Peter’s CE Primary School to start in September 2020.  We, cannot wait to meet them and make them feel welcome at St.Peter’s.  This year’s welcome format is different to previous years simply because of the situation through which we are all living.  

I have attached for you an induction pack which contains useful documents that will help you to familiarise yourselves with our school community and other important information that will assist your child with the transition to starting school.

In the coming weeks the Reception class teachers will also be in contact with you to share information about themselves and how much they are looking forward to meeting your child, so keep an eye out for further emails from us.

Should you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact school.  This email address is checked frequently throughout the day and the school office is open between the hours of 10.00am and 3pm Monday to Friday where a member of staff will be happy to help with any queries.

Take care and we will see you soon,

Welcome to our blog

Our blog will be updated regularly with photos of our learning. There will be information about school events and examples of children’s learning and also additional work and support for children at home.
Our class blogs provide a safe environment to share all the fantastic learning we do at St Peter’s Farnworth.
Please feel free to comment and give us feedback on any of our posts.

Your comments will be monitored before going live and then will  be shared with the children.