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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

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Reception Staff

Reception Staff 1
Reception Staff 2

Reception Class Saint.

Reception Class Saint. 1 Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Reception Class Saint. 2 Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Reception Class Art Show.

Autumn 2019.





As the new inspection framework from Ofsted is looking for a more broad and balanced curriculum, our Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is now being taught through a 'vehicle'.   Our vehicle for this term is an Art Show, which will culminate in parents being invited to view a display of the different types of artwork the children have created during their learning.

As a class we will be making visits around the local area in order to view art in different forms, and for this we will be looking for parents as volunteers to accompany us on these visits.  Please let the Reception teachers know if you are able to help.

We will also have visits from local artists who will visit the children to showcase different art skills, which of course the children will join in with.

All areas of the EYFS will be covered in depth throughout the vehicle and the children’s activities will be shared on Tapestry for parents to view. 



YR. Week Beginning 4th November 2019


This week in Reception Class we will be looking at the celebration of Diwali and creating different types of artwork around this theme.  We will also be creating some Bonfire Night artwork and will be reading, and acting out the story Sparks in the Sky.  

In our daily phonics lessons we will be recapping the sounds s,a,t,p,i.  We will be using the skill of segmenting and blending these sounds as we continue on our journey to fluent reading.  


In Maths Mastery, we will be thinking about the number 5!  We will meet the new Numberling, think about different representations of 5, the composition of 5 and counting forwards and backwards within 5.  We will also be practising our counting skill, ensuring that we are only counting one object at a time and making sure that each object is only counted once.


Our rhyme of the week is 1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive.