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Reception G

Mrs Grant's Class

Hello and welcome to Reception.

Our Early Years Curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play. We access a variety of different activities in Reception to support us with our learning. 


A typical day in Reception:

Our school day begins with Early Doors at 8.45am. Children are welcome to arrive anytime between 8.45am and 9am. 

After registration and prayers, we are ready to start our Phonics lesson. We start by singing the alphabet song and each day we learn a letter or sound. Then we practise our reading and writing skills at our tables. After our whole class learning, we go out to play and then return to class to have a piece of fruit as part of the free fruit scheme Healthy Schools Government initiative. 

After playtime we take part in Maths activities, which can involve counting, singing, shape games, ICT, water play, sand play and measuring. We like to learn through fun practical games and activities. Lunchtime begins at 11.35am. Most of us have hot dinners and some children bring in a packed lunch. 

At 12.35pm we go back into class for our afternoon session. Each day we focus on different areas of the early years curriculum. Our activities can be linked to our Come and See topic, Show and Tell , Music, Understanding of the World or Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Circle Time Games). Our outdoor area is set up so that children can access activities both inside and out. We have a healthy snack each afternoon except on Friday's when we have a treat.

Each day we take part in Collective Worship and we enjoy learning about Jesus through our Come and See topics. We say prayers each morning before and after lunch and before home time. 

Before we go home, we like to finish our day with a story and sing songs. 


General Information


This term our PE lessons will be on a Thursday morning. Please send your child to school in their full PE kit. Children can wear plain navy leggings, joggers or shorts and black plimsolls or trainers with a white t-shirt. The children must have their school jumper or cardigan to wear.



Snack money is £1 per week or £6 per half term. 


Parental Involvement

The early years curriculum is based on learning through play and exploration. There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn and make progress. 

* Good attendance

* Home reading

* Point out numbers and letters in the environment

* Count at every opportunity

* Encourage your child to talk about the world around them



Here at St. Patrick's, reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Reading can be a special time for you and your child. Research has shown that reading for as little as 5 or 10 minutes each day can help support your child's educational development. 


Making friends and settling into school!

St Patricks St Maries