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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Reception

5th March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers 

We want to say a huge 'Thank you' for all the hard work you have put into home schooling your children. You have done an amazing job.  We are really looking forward to seeing all the children back at school next week. The classrooms are ready and waiting to be filled with 30 smiling faces.

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Next week we will continue the topic ‘Growing’.   We will be planting seeds and watching them grow over the next few weeks.  We will be learning about how we can grow to be more like Jesus during this time of Lent.  Each day we will write a Lenten promise as a class so we can become more like Jesus.

Communication, Language and Literacy

We are very excited to be able to finally read stories to the children face to face.  We will be reading a range of traditional tales and completing a range of activities related to each story.  We will be asking the children to order stories and make puppets to represent the characters.

Phonics 

We will continue revisiting all the Phase 3 digraphs that we have learnt so far to consolidate recognition and understanding.  We will be playing phonics games - reading the word and draw a picture to match it, reading the word and matching it to the picture and responding to YES and NO questions.  The Phase 3 sounds that we will be recapping are as follows:

ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh , oa, oo, ar, or

Maths 

   Next week we will be introducing the number 10.  We will be learning to write the number 10, find a set of 10 objects and place number 1-10 in order to make a number line.

General Information 

Please ensure you know the start and finish times for your child for next week. All the timings are posted in our Reception Room on Fronter.
It is very important that you stick to these times so we can minimise the number of children and adults around the school grounds and keep everyone safe and at a social distance.
Your child will need to be dressed in their school uniform and bring with them a water bottle with their name on.
Our classrooms will be well ventilated with doors and windows open throughout the day and the children will have access to our outdoor classroom all day.
We will continue to have our PE lessons on a Tuesday so please ensure your child is  dressed in their PE kits before they come to school. Their PE kits are - navy tracksuit bottoms, a t- shirt, the school sweatshirt and trainers.  Please make sure girls have trainers on and not their normal school shoes as these are not safe for PE and do not support their feet sufficiently during sports.