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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust



22nd MARCH 2019

Dear Reception Parents and Carers,


Next week we will be thinking how we can be more like Jesus during Lent. Each day we will try really hard to share with one another, listen to each other, help others and to be kind and respectful to all our friends and family. 

Communication, Language and Literacy

The children really enjoyed our trip to Crystal Palace Park and the train journey. 
Next week we will be introducing the children to non-fiction texts. We will be thinking about what we already know about trains and other modes of transport. We will then use non-fiction text to find out more facts about trains prior to writing our own information about trains. 

The children have been using their knowledge of the sounds and the tricky words they have learnt to write simple sentences. Some children have been making I can books. E.g ‘I can see a fish.’ ‘I can run.’ Some children have been thinking about the words we use to ask questions, they have been identifying the correct word and thinking of their own questions 

At Home: Ask your child what they saw on the train journey to Crystal Palace. Encourage them to write a sentence starting with  ‘I saw………  . 

Maths Development

Next week we will continue to practice the concept of sharing. We will be asking the children to solve simple problems related to sharing using items like counters or cubes.

For example: 
If I have 8 sweets and I want to give them to 2 of my friends. How many will they have each? 
At home: Ask your child to share items between family members or between their toys. 

General Information

  • Reception will be presenting a Mother’s Day Liturgy on Tuesday 26thMarch at 9.30am. You are all welcome. We will be celebrating how special our Mummies are. 
  • We would like to thank all the parents who helped on our trip to Crystal Palace Park this week.  A special thank you to Hayden and Sienna’s Daddy for driving us safely on the train. 
    Many thanks the Reception team