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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust



8th December  2017

Dear Reception Parents and Carers,


The children have been listening to the Christmas story and learning that Advent is time when we prepare for Jesus’s birthday.  We have been opening our Advent calendar each day and reading the  promises we have made.

Communication, Language and Literacy

Next week the children will be ordering the Christmas story and making their own book.
As you know we have finished Phase 2  of letter sounds.

Therefore we will continue rehearsing all the sounds we have learnt so far and consolidating the children’s learning.

We will be rehearsing all the words we have learnt and using them when reading & writing.

At home: We have put, in each home learning folder, all the high frequency words and ‘tricky words’ the children have been learning. Please continue to practice reading and writing these words at home. If you need any help to think of fun ways to help your child please ask a member of staff. 

Maths Development

Next week we will be looking at different patterns. We will be asking the children to continue a 2 and 3 part patterns.
We will use this to make some paper chains to decorate our classrooms.
At home:  Ask your child to make in a 2 part pattern.

General Information

  • A last reminder about our Nativity play which is on Tuesday 12th December

at 2pm in the school hall. It will start promptly so don’t be late!

  • If you have been given a letter about the costumes for the Christmas play- we need the costumes by MONDAY.

Many thanks the Reception team