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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Reception

Friday 24th September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers  

R.E

We will continue with the topic ‘Myself.’  The children will be learning that God loves each person and that we are all unique.  We are looking at the Psalm 131 and learning that God loves us and makes us feel safe and snug.  We will be learning that we can pray at anytime in the day and that we can pray about our family, our friends and our self. 

Phonics

Next week we will be using musical instruments for our phonics learning.  We will be naming the instruments and learning how to distinguish the different sounds that they make.  The musical instruments that we will be using are: lollipop drums, hand drums, castanets, maracas, shakers and tambourines. 

At home: Make musical instruments using things you have at home and food ingredients such as bottles, containers, rice, lentils and pasta.  We have posted on Fronter a few ideas on how to make musical instruments at home, so please use your log ins to access it.

Literacy

Now that the children are familiar with the story 'Pete the Cat, we will be introducing a new story, 'Pete the Cat and his New White Shoes' for our literacy learning.  The children will be learning about the primary colours, and they will be identifying the problem in the story.

We will be introducing the vocabulary: small, big, stroke, scratch, wash, dry, dirty, clean, teeth, tongue, bite, lick, rough, smooth, body, head.

At home: Please name the primary colours and reinforce matching different objects to them.

Maths

We will be reading stories that include vocabulary related to number, positional language and time. Some of the stories that we will be using are: 'Beep Beep, Vroom, Vroom', 'The 3 Little Pigs', '5 Minutes Peace'.

At home: Please reinforce positional language vocabulary such as behind, next to, under, on top, and language related to time such as in the morning, before lunch, at bedtime.

General information

PE day is Tuesday. Please bring your child into school dressed in their PE kits.

 Please make sure you put your child's name on all their belongings.  We have a lot of jumpers with no names on them.

Book bag days are MONDAYS and FRIDAYS.  Please make sure your child comes to school with their book bag, so they can have new books to read.  Please do not put your child's water bottle in their book bag as it leaks and the books are getting ruined.  

We have noticed that many of children are not able to put their coat on independently.  Could you please train your child at home to put their coat on by themselves.  Thank you