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St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Reception

Welcome to Reception

My name is Mr Horan and I am the Reception class teacher.
In Reception I am supported by Mrs Cirelli.

 

A very warm welcome to the Reception class webpage. Mrs Cirelli and I are looking forward to a fun and successful year with our lovely children. Please remember if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team, we are always happy to help.

 

Reading Books

Reading and library books are changed every Thursday. Please complete your child’s reading record to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home.

 

Topics:

In Reception we cover a variety of topics. 
Our topics this year are:

  * Autumn 1 - All about me

  * Autumn 2 - People who help us/ Christmas

  * Spring 1 - Winter/Space

  * Spring 2 - Fairy Stories

  * Summer 1 - Minibeasts and Growth

  * Summer 2 - Zoo and Farmyard animals

Our Aims:

 

Active Learning

At St Mary’s we aim to develop children’s enthusiasm for learning. We encourage children to concentrate, keep on trying and celebrate their achievements.

 

Playing and Exploring

We provide opportunities that enable children to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside each other.

 

Creating and Thinking Critically

In Reception we develop children’s capacity to concentrate on their own play or on a group task. We also encourage children to develop their own ideas.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional development

In Reception we provide opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the school and the community and promote a strong self-image and self-esteem.

 

Communication and Language

At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations to respond to adults and each other.

 

Literacy

We provide opportunities for all children to explore and learn about and use words and text in a broad range of contexts.

 

Mathematics

In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of numbers, patterns, shape and space.

 

Understanding the World

At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts.

 

Physical Development

We provide opportunities for all children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, to increase and develop their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

In Reception we provide opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through art, music, dance and role play activities.

 

Autumn 1 Photographs

 

Alphabet Phonics Song

CVC Words Phonics Blending Song

Count to 100 with Spiderman

Reading and Maths Websites

Alphablocks

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Phonics Play games

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Topmarks

www.topmarks.co.uk

Sesame Street

www.sesamestreet.org

Crickweb

www.crickweb.co.uk

Cbeebies

www.cbeebies.co.uk

ICT Games

www.ictgames.co.uk

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