Teachers – Miss Southall

TA – Mrs K. Broadbent

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

Wow. What a busy first few weeks it has been!

In Reception, we have had a fabulous time getting to know each other. We have played games, begun learning our daily routines and even been on an adventure hunt.


As part of our relaxation and wellbeing, the children enjoyed a group massage session. We got into pairs and took turns with our partners to give back massages. We made heart shapes and circles on our partners back and did gentle pitter patter raindrops with our fingers too.

Finding pairs in nature

In maths we have been looking at matching pairs. We went for all walk around the school grounds to see which matching pairs we could find. The children spotted the benches on the playground and the sets of steps to the classrooms and then the children found matching leaves and branches whilst they were exploring independently.