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St Peter the Apostle (Reception)

Reception Reading Presentation: Monday 12th October

The children are so excited today because they are taking their reading records, sound books & home-school readers home for the very first time!

Due to COVID precautions, we unfortunately cannot invite parents into school to our usual Reading Parent Presentation.

Instead, please watch a recorded presentation by our EYFS Leader, Miss Barker. This presentation introduces you to Reception Home-School reading and how you can help your child at home.

There is also a PDF version of the presentation where you can click on the website links to watch YouTube videos of how to pronounce each Phonics sound taught & to watch the Jolly Phonics songs we use during Phonics carpet time!

Reception Reading Parent Presentation Oct 2020.mp4

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Hello and welcome to St. Peter's class! The class teacher is Miss Barker and the Learning Support Assistants in our class are Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Walsh & Miss Edwards. Although there are two separate Reception classes, we work as a whole unit and share the indoor classrooms and Reception outdoor area during free flow learning time. Therefore children in Reception St. Peter will also learn alongside Miss Bailey, Miss Jeffrey & Miss James from Reception St. Jude class!


We are very lucky to have wonderful classroom environments, full of areas to cover the entire EYFS curriculum during child-initiated learning. In the St. Peter's classroom is the Writing Area, a Book Corner, a Puppet Theatre, the Home Corner, Water Area and the Block Area and Small World resources. We also get to use St. Jude's classroom during our free flow time which has a Role Play area, a Tinkering Table, Sand Pit, Maths Area and a large Creative Area. At lunchtime, we get to play in the big front playground!


During the beginning of the Autumn term, we will be settling into Reception and getting to know our new friends and adults in our class. In Autumn 1 we cover the ‘Ourselves’ topic where we learn about each other and our families. After half term, we cover a topic chosen by the children before our Noel topic to prepare for Christmas!

In RE, we start with ‘In the Beginning’ where we learn about the Creation story. After half term, we will learn about Our Mission Statement before covering our Advent to Christmas topic.

We will begin teaching Phase 2 Phonics sounds during Phonics time at the end of September when the children are fully settled. Reading homework will begin at the beginning of October: the children will bring home a Sound Book to practice the sound taught that day and will have pages to read in their reading book every night. Monthly Maths activities will be given at the start of every month for you to engage with practical Maths at home with your child. Please look out for a parent information session on how you can help your child at home early on in the Autumn term.   


Please keep checking this page for photos and information on what we have been getting up to in class this term!

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