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Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class


A warm welcome to you all.  .My name is Mrs. Price and I am the teacher in Reception Class.  Mrs. Buckley is the Teaching Assistant in Reception Class.

We are both so looking forward to seeing you in September and we have lots of exciting learning activities planned for you all.






Our Class Saint is Our Lady, St. Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Autumn Term 2021

Our focus for the Autumn term is All About Me! 

We will spend time getting to know each other and making friends.  We will look at what makes us special and unique, and we will celebrate the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends.  We learn about our own emotions, our senses and our bodies, and how amazing we all are!  As we are all so special we need to make sure we can take care of ourselves, this will involve talking about healthy eating and physical exercise.

There are lots of books to read in our book corner about ourselves and our families, and we will make a special time to share these books with each other.  We will look at our houses and where we live, and we will have lots of opportunities to be creative, making models and drawing pictures of our families and friends. 


Here is a summary of all the other things we will be learning about in Reception over the next few weeks.



In our R.E. lessons we will be learning about the story of creation, drawing pictures and writing captions about the story.  We will also create our own prayers and learn about the Bible, which is God's book.  

We will will then learn about the celebrations Jesus had with his family and friends, and discuss who cares for us in our own families,



In English we will be listening and talking to each other about ourselves.  We will talk about what we like, what we don't like.  We will compare ourselves and our families and celebrate our differences, discussing what makes us all special and unique.  We will listen to lots of stories, some new and some old favourites.  We will practise recognising and writing our name, neatly.



In maths we will be learning all about the numbers 1-5.  We will be learning how to represent these numbers in different ways and how these number can be made.  We will be able to recognise these numbers in different contexts and become competent in the composition of these numbers.  We will also be able compare these numbers.


Understanding the World 


We will learn about family life and discuss the things we enjoy doing, including hobbies, celebrations, family customs and routines. We will compare our facial features and make observational drawings and measure ourselves.  We will look at pictures of when we were babies and consider how we have changed.  We will think about the likes and dislikes of the class, and discuss our similarities and differences.



Expressive Art and Design

We will create portraits of ourselves and our families using different media and techniques.  We will learn how to use different tools competently and safely.  We will enjoy and learn different songs and share music we like from home.  We will experiment with how to express ourselves using music, dance and song.









Reading feeds the imagination, it expands horizons and offers new and exciting ways of seeing and making sense of our lives and of the world around us.

Michael Morpurgo


Please see the document below for more information regarding the phonics scheme Read, Write, Inc.



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