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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

In the family of St Paul's, we live and learn with Jesus' loving arms around us.

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Welcome to Reception's Class page

                                      

    Miss Concannon      Mrs O'Neill               

 

   Our values for this half term are...                                                            Our class saint is.....

              Compassionate and Loving                                                                   St Therese of Lisieux

                                                                                          

Key Information

Monday- Children come to school in old clothes for outdoor learning

Tuesday- Children come to school in P.E. Kit

Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle that is clearly named

Please ensure that all uniform is clearly named

RE

 This half term in RE, we are learning about People who care for us. 

Phonics

This half term, we are learning the pink and grey sounds and reading and writing with these sounds. 

Reading

As the Reception year progresses and children become more and more secure with their phonics, they will begin to read books that match their phonic ability. We used a Guided Reading carousel so that every child is heard read every day to practice their phonic and comprehension skills. Each session will start with a short phonic/word game to practice skills in isolation. The structure is as follows...

 

Monday- children are given a book that is matched to their phonic ability. They will use Monday to decode the text, sounding out and blending any words they may find tricky. The focus is purely on decoding.

 

Tuesday- once the child is familiar with the text and is starting to read it fluently, they will explore the expression and intonation used in the book. They will have a go at saying parts of the text in an angry voice or happy voice just like the characters!

 

Wednesday- now that the child is fully fluent with the text, they will begin to answer questions about what they have read. This will not be recorded by the child but recorded by the adult in their reading record. This book then goes home to be read to and celebrated by parents!

Literacy

 Our text for this half term is 'The Naughty Bus"

                                     

 

Maths

This half term, we are focusing on numbers 1-10.

Understanding the World

This half term, our unit is called 'Transport'. We will learn about the life cycle of plants and animals, what plants need to grow and things that we can do as babies, children and adults.

Art

In Art, we will be learning all about Vincent Van Gough. We will look at his many art pieces and replicate them using a variety of materials.

Music

 In Music, we will be listening to and joining in with a range of nursery rhymes and even learning some new ones!