Reception

Teachers – Miss Cooper and Mrs Summersgill

TA –Mrs K. Broadbent, Mrs M. Hughes and Mrs A. Pollit

Welcome to Reception

Mrs Broadbent and I would like to welcome you all to our Reception class. Over the next few weeks, the children will be settling into their new school day. They will be exploring our classroom and Percy’s Park for outdoor learning, making new friends and meeting up with their old friends. We will be working together through the Early Years Curriculum to learn new skills and share new experiences.

Here is some information that may be helpful to you, as you begin your journey at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School.
Reading- We hear the children read at least once a week and then they take the book home. Please could you share this book everyday and make a comment each time.

Spelling- As your child becomes more confident with their literacy skills, we will send home some Tricky Words. These words are tricky because they cannot use their phonic knowledge to sound out. They just need to learn to read and write them independently. We will check them regularly to see if they are ready for the next set of tricky words.

PE- PE day is a Monday; please could your child bring in their kit for the first Monday each half term and it will remain in school for the whole half term. Please support your child in becoming independent at getting dressed and undressed to support these skills in school.

Homework- Your child will be given a piece of English or Maths homework each week. It will be sent out on a Friday to be returned on a Monday. It would be a great help if you could make a comment on the homework, so I know how much help you needed to give your child.
I hope this has been helpful information. If you have any worries or concerns, do not hesitate to come and discuss it with us.

Thank you for your support

RE

Please find some links below to help you guide your child along their faith journey during school closure.

Daily Prayers

Peter is sorry – a story to share

The Sign of the Cross

Knowledge Organiser

Spring 1 RE Knowledge Organiser

Prayer Share

Prayer Share document

Autumn 1 update

This week, we have had lots of fun learning about Oliver’s Vegetables. The children have been writing shopping lists for the vegetable shop, we have been adding how many vegetables Oliver has altogether and we even made our very own vegetable soup!!

Next week, we will be focusing on ‘Our Senses and Autumn’. We will be reading ‘Room on the broom by Julia Donaldson’, our focus will be looking at words that rhyme.

In phonics, we will be looking at all the sounds we have covered in phase 2 so far and seeing which ones we know.
In maths, we will be looking at subtraction – you can help your child by singing some of the following songs:

• 10 green bottles
• There were ten in the bed
• 10 currant buns

We will be going on a sensory walk around school, looking for things that we can see, smell, hear and touch (we will leave taste out for now!)

As a part of our RE curriculum, we will be looking at Judaism this week, the children will have the opportunity to look at how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, the different foods that they eat and special symbols in Judaism.

Here are some of the links for the songs we discussed at the Phonics Workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRtjQEcnsoc 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks
https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe+s

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