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Junk Percussion Workshop

Junk Percussion Workshop


Reception took part in a Junk Percussion Workshop this week! They used instruments made from recycled 'junk' items including empty barrels, tin cans and bottles filled with buttons. They enjoyed learning about the different instrument families and making lots of noise! 

Happy Easter!

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Easter Bonnet Parade!

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Chick Activities

Handling the Chicks!

Overview of Summer Term 


Welcome back and we hope that you had a restful and peaceful Easter break. We are gearing up for a busy and exciting term. Last term we were unable to complete our Space topic, so we shall be re-launching this topic during Summer term. As part of their learning, the children will be designing and creating a Supersonic Space Station and they will be exploring the Solar System. Please keep an eye out for  information about how you can further support your child’s learning at home as the term progresses. In the meantime, we will be grateful for junk modeling donations, particularly large plastic bottles and kitchen roll tubes. 


The children will continue to take home their reading and sound books and we thank you in advance for your continued support with reading at home with your child each night. In addition, they will also bring home monthly Maths challenges which can be completed over the given month. 

Miss Atherton's HELLO message!

Miss Atherton is really looking forward to being your new class teacher in January! She is so pleased that she has met you already and cannot wait to start teaching you!

Miss Barker has told her all about you and your favourite things to learn - in the Spring term, you will be starting a new, exciting SPACE topic!!

Christmas & Goodbye message from Miss Barker!

After Christmas, Miss Barker will not be the teacher in St. Peter's class. But don't worry - you'll still see me around the school in January until  I'm ready to have my baby! Make sure you wave and say 'Hello' to me! I'll miss you lots Reception!!

Nativity Song Practice!

This year, we are taking part in a virtual whole-school Nativity play that your families can watch with you at home at the end-of-term.

Nursery & Reception are performing 2 songs: 'Nativity Party' & 'Away in a Manger'.

Can you sing along and copy Miss Barker's actions at home?

EYFS Nativity Party actions

EYFS Away in a Manger actions

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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