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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust



7thDecember  2018

Dear Reception Parents and Carers,


The children are beginning to learn about the First Christmas and how people celebrate Jesus’ birthday each year. The children will be listening and retelling the Nativity story

and learning that Advent is time when we prepare for Jesus’s birthday.  

Communication, Language and Literacy

Next week the children will be listening to the ‘Christmas Story’. They will be talking about the characters and the setting in the story and beginning to retell it in their own words. 

We have finished Phase 2  of letter sounds. 

Next week we will be rehearsing all the sounds we have learnt so far and consolidating the children’s learning. 

We will be rehearsing all the words we have been learning. We will be reading and writing them. 

At home:
Continue to share stories with your child at home. Ask them to find the letter sounds we have learnt. Ask them to find the words: 

‘the’,’to’,’and’, in’ ‘at’, ‘is’, ‘it’ ‘I’ ‘no’ ‘go’ 

in the books they are reading, 

Maths Development

Next week we will continue to learn about 3D shapes. 

We will be naming cuboidsImage result for cuboid clip art , cubesImage result for cube clip art, spheres Image result for sphere clip art , pyramids Image result for pyramid clip art,cylinders Image result for cylinder clipart , conesImage result for sphere clip art.The children will find real life objects and match them to the 3D shapes. We will be drawing faces on the ‘faces’ of the shapes. 

At home: Look for objects at home that are 3D shapes and see if the children   can name them. 

General Information

  Christmas Nativity Play -  Tuesday 11thDecember at 2.00pm

  Can we please remind you of our school uniform policy it says - NO earrings are to be worn in school and NOnail varnish.  Hair bands, bows and hair clips need to be blue or white. 

Many thanks the Reception team