Busy week ahead

This week we will be looking at the phonemes g,o,c,k.  We are having photographs taken on Thursday and wearing green for Cafod on Friday.  A donations of £1 or a tin of food would be appreciated.

This week we were looking at how to move around the space in the hall with Miss Jade.

We do a warm up when we say hello and move our hands and feet.


Phoneme Update

This week’s phonemes are   i,n,m.d  We will practise these daily on  Monday to Thursday and consolidate on Friday.

In our RE sessions this week we will be looking at the talents that God gave us.  Please could you send in a photograph of your child doing something they are good at.  This might be riding a bike,  baking, dancing, football, colouring etc.

Below are a few photographs of our first week at school.

Thank you for your support.

We went on a walk to find some of the things that God created.


We would like to say well done to all the children in Reception who managed their first full day with a smile on their faces.   They coped well in the dinning hall and on the playground at lunchtime.

Today we did out first phoneme ‘S’.  The challenge for them is to find something at home beginning with that phoneme (the sound the letter makes). Please help them to do this for the first few times and then hopefully they will be able to complete this task on their own.

Tomorrow is our first PE lesson.  We will encourage the children to get themselves dressed and undressed but will help with buttons.

Please can you compete the data forms in order that we can post some photographs of the things the children have been doing

Reception Tooth Experiment!

We have been thinking about how important it is to look after our teeth.  We have conducted an experiment to find out what drink is best for our teeth.  We used chalk to represent our teeth and placed it in cola, milk, water, blackcurrant juice and black tea.  We are going to check them daily to find out what happens.  Ask your child on Friday what we found out!    

Church Visit

We were very excited today to be able to visit the Church. Father Paul told us all about the Easter Candle. We enjoyed looking around the Church and pointing out the different things we saw. Thank you Father Paul.

Well done Reception you showed lots of knowledge and were very well behaved.

Reception – Summer Term 2021 Information

Please note that the Reception Class page has been updated, to include the following information and details of our curriculum and activities this term.  This will replace the usual Termly Class Newsletter.

Summer Term 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the Summer Term.  We are very pleased to be back in school and are looking forward to things getting back to as near normal as possible, for the children.



We will be focusing on our phonic skills.  This will help your child to continue to progress in their reading and writing skills. The children will start to bring home a list of the ‘tricky’ words that they need to learn.  These are the words that do not follow the phonic rules and need to be taught alongside the phonic programme.  Some of the words will be the same words we practised during lockdown.  We have found that some of the children have forgotten them and others are forgetting to use them when writing sentences, so the extra practise we hope will help.



We are continuing to consolidate number knowledge to 10 and then moving onto 20.

The children are learning to count, subtilize, add and subtract, know one more and one less, double, halve and understand number patterns.  Focusing and becoming secure in numbers to 10 will help your child to understand mathematical concepts in the years ahead.


PSED/Understanding the World 

We are starting the term looking at how we can keep fit, healthy and safe.  The children will be finding out about road safety, internet safety and stranger safety. We are going to explore what they need to eat to be healthy and how to look after our teeth.  We will be exercising and thinking about how to keep fit and well.

During the second half of the term we will be looking at travel, places around the world, where our families come from and comparing similarities and differences between countries.



We will be continuing to look at Easter and Pentecost.  We will be celebrating Mary during the month of May. The values and virtues during this half term are loving and compassionate.  We will be helping the children to think about how they can be more loving and compassionate in their lives.


General Information

With the weather warming up please can you make sure your child has a sunhat in school and has sun cream on in the morning.  If you provide a sun cream for school we will help your child to apply it at lunch time.

Reading Books will come out on Monday and will need to return on Friday.

Please remember that Tuesday is PE day and the children will need to wear their PE uniform.


Dates for your diary.

Monday 3rd May Bank holiday school closed.

Monday 17th May Height and Weight in school.

Monday31st May to Friday 4th June School closed for half term.

Monday 7th June School closed Teacher Training Day

Thursday 22nd July School closes for Summer holidays.

Thank You

Mrs Jilks

Keep fit challange

This week we are thinking about how we keep fit and well.  We made an obstacle course in the outdoor area,  The children took it in turns to see how quickly they could complete the course.  Well done to Dougie who completed it in the shortest time.

Fruit from around the World

This week we have been thinking about the different foods we eat.  Yesterday we did observational drawings of some fruit from different places around the world.  The children looked carefully at the fruit and then drew them; thinking carefully about what colours to use.  Today we looked at where the food came from and then cut them up to taste them.  We made a Tally Chart showing our favourite fruit.