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St Joseph'sCatholic Primary & Nursery School



Welcome to Reception!

Our teacher is Mrs Chrystall and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Falber (Mon-Thurs) and Miss Brooks (Friday)! PPA cover is Miss Cooper on a Wednesday 10-12.


The Autumn term topic is...

'Epic Explorers'

This is a History driver. 



School days are extremely busy, keep a look out on this page for some exciting highlights of what we get up to here in Reception class. Scroll down for plenty of photographs or click the hyperlinks for the different terms!


Dates for your diary:



Children will continue to take home a reading book and reading log book each week. Please use the log book to record when they have read and a short message of how they got on. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day. 

Children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count towards appropriate assessment. There is also a small yellow homework book sent home each Friday with a short activity linked to either their maths/literacy learning. This needs to be returned no later than Wednesday AM.



At St Josephs we follow the phonics play planning structure which incorporates the joy of Jolly Phonics! The children love the songs and actions that they use to help them learn the sounds. Songs are on Youtube if you would like to have a look! We are now teaching phase 3 phonics, this is the stage where children are learning digraphs/trigraphs which means two/three letters that make one sound.








Curriculum Evening Powerpoint 2021

Reception Topic Web Autumn 2021