Reception

Week beginning 16.10.17

These are the graphemes that we are learning this week

phonics wk2

Now we are starting to know a few more letters we will be putting them together to make some simple words.

We will also be focusing on RE this week;

  • Know that God cares for each of us
  • Hear about things God has created
  • Know that God asks us to care for the world
  • Know that God created each one of us special and different

This week is also parent evening please sign up online for a slot.  If you are unable to make it, please let one of the reception staff know and we will try to find another time to meet you.

We are starting our Phonics teaching this week

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The first sounds that we will be listening and looking at are s, a, t, p; we will be reading the following books alongside each sound

s – My pet snake

a – The big sneeze

t – The tip tap dancing cat

p- Pirate Pete

There is more information about how we teach reading and phonics on the Home links section on the left hand side of this page, if you would like to find out more. Including a particularly useful video on how to pronounce each sound correctly.

 

Harvest Festival

Thank you to all the families who supported this event by bringing in tins, packets and money.  We had a brilliant response from Reception class.  The tins and packets will go to a local food bank, shich supports families in times of crisis and the money  (£25.61 raised by reception class) will go to CAFOD https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Harvest will give you more information if you are interested.

Transistion questionaire letter 2017

Thank you to all the reception parents who responded to the Transition Questionnaire.  We were very grateful for you feedback and have already taken steps to act on some of it.  Below is the responses we got to each question as a percentage.

I received clear information about the admissions procedures well in advance of my child starting school.

76% strongly agreed

24% agreed

I found the stay and play sessions useful

88% strongly agreed

1% agreed

1% don’t know

I was able to share information about my child and ask any questions that worried me at the home visit

80% strongly agreed

20% agreed

The staff in reception class were approachable and supportive.

88% strongly agreed

6% agreed

6% disagreed

My child has settled well into school.

70% strongly agreed

30% agreed

The class letter and class page of the website have helped me to know what is going on in my child’s class.

53% strongly agreed

47% agreed

The school office staff were helpful and supportive.

88% strongly agreed

6% agreed

6% don’t know

I was able to use the school system for booking lunch easily.

88% strongly agreed

12% agreed

First Day at St Mary and St Peter 7.9.17

Well done to all the children who spent their first morning with us in Reception today.  It was wonderful to have you and everyone commented how well you settled into class.  We are looking forward to having a wonderful term with you.

Sept 2017 Year R parents letter[2] (1)

Welcome to St Mary and St Peter

Stay and Play 6/9/17

Thank you to all who came to the Stay and Play this morning.  The children had a lovely time exploring their new learning area.  It was also great to start to get to know you all.