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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In knowing Jesus, we seek to fulfil our God-given potential. We value every person as we look beyond ourselves in a spirit of charity, forgiveness and honesty"


Welcome to Reception!



Reception Class

Reception Newsletter Spring 1 2020

Curriculum Information


Winter Wonderland

This half term our curriculum vehicle will be ‘Winter Wonderland!’ We will be learning all about winter and creating lots of winter crafts! We will be thinking about floating and sinking as we make a boat for the boy and penguin in ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.  At the end of the vehicle we would like to invite parents to share in our winter wonderland for a learn and share session, where parents can come in and make a craft with their child.


In RE this half term the children will be looking the units of ‘Christmas’ and ‘Baptism’.  Miss Ridge will be teaching the children RE on a Tuesday afternoon this half term.


PE this half term will be on a Thursday with Mrs Fountain (Gymnastics) and on a Friday with Mrs Samuels (Dance).  PE kits will be returned at the end of the half term.  Please make sure your child has a pair of named socks in their PE kit.


This half term we will be focussing on number bonds within 5, numbers to 10, comparing numbers within 10 and addition to 10.


This half term we will be focussing on using our phonic knowledge to write words.  We will be using ‘Read Write Inc’ as our phonics programme and the children will learn to ‘Fred Talk’ words.  We will be learning that when we see 2 letters that make 1 sound eg. sh,ch, th we call them ‘special friends’.  We will be learning to form letters using our pre cursive writing, that links to our Read Write Inc phonics work.  A parent workshop will take place in the Spring term. (Date to be announced)


Class Information


The children all look very smart in their uniform, however we have had a few jumpers and cardigans with no names! Please, please make sure your child’s uniform is named! We have no way of reuniting clothing with its owner without a name!

Water bottles

Please send your child into school with a named water bottle daily.


The children are provided with one piece of fruit as part of the government fruit scheme. If you would like to send in another piece of fruit for the afternoon, please send this in a small named container.

Suggested Books for Reception