Reception class page. 2021 - 2022

Mrs Harrison

Mrs Prashar

Welcome to Reception's Class page!

"The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit."

Thankyou for choosing St Peter's Primary School for the start of your child's school education.  The children have settled so well and are enjoying school life. 

During the year we want to get to know your child as much as we can.  With our help your child will learn key skills and knowledge, providing them with a firm foundation on which to build on, throughout their education. We will look after your child's mental health and support their wellbeing, as we ensure all children at St.Peter's learn in a happy, safe and inspiring environment. We will support your child in learning letter sounds, in order to read and write.  Reading is the key to education- we enjoy it a lot! We also learn all about numbers up to 20, a variety of shapes and how to solve problems independently.  We enjoy singing too!  We make sure that the learning environments are inviting and stimulating, both inside and out.  

Here are a few bits of information to help you:

Children will have access to fruit and milk each day, although you are more than welcome to send in a small, healthy snack with your child. (Not a sugary or chocolate snack) Please remember that this cannot contain nuts or peanuts. 

P.E. is on a Tuesday and children should come dressed in their PE kits on this day. 

Home activities are sent out each half term and your child can choose which options they would like to complete- or all!. It is not compulsary, but we do find that families enjoy engaging with the challenges we set. This can be recorded in the Home Learning book or on Tapestry. Children can bring the book in each week on Wednesday, if they wish to.

We have had fantastic feedback from parents and I know you love Tapestry! Please keep posting observations from home too, as you are so important in your child's education.

Reception are enjoying their home reading books and our guided reading at school. We have some lovely new books that have parent prompts and questions for you, to help you to use the book more than once. Your child can retell the story using the illustrations and learn new vocabualry. We have Oxford Reading Tree, Little Blending books, Project X and other Oxford press books that are closely matched to the phonics being taught at school. For example, as your child learns new letter sounds, the book they bring home will help to practise these. Please sign the reading record and ensure your child reads their book three times. This will help their reading immensely. 

This year, your child completed a baseline assessment- simply a few activities that Mrs Harrison completed with them, individually. Please see the leaflet attached to tell you more.



As part of our new story theme this half term, we will be reading books about Dinosaurs and Volcanoes. We are using 'Pathways to Write' for our English carpet sessions and we will explore the books;

'Gigantosaurus' and 'How to Grow a Dinosaur.'


In maths, we will continue to follow the'White Rose' scheme as we learn about early number and the principles of counting. The unit this term is 'To 20 and Beyond' and 'Find My Pattern'. We are looking at numbers within 20. Have a look at the long term and medium term plans below and click on the white rose link.

We are following Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Click on the link to learn the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds.

There is also some information here: Essential letters and sounds

Below is a Reception Timetable, so that you can see what we do every day!

Thank you so much for your continued participation and support. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us by appointment or for a brief chat on the door. 

Mrs Harrison & Mrs Prashar


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St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR