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St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Reception

Welcome to Reception’s page!

Our class teachers are:

Rec Class 1- Mrs Rowley, Mrs Wright

Rec Class 2 - Miss Fairhurst, Miss Hart


This year is very exciting! For the Reception children, it is their first year at school!

In Reception, your child will start to learn how to read using the Read Write Inc programme. We will be learning the first 26 letter sounds. Throughout the year we will continue to develop our reading and writing skills, beginning to read and write sentences. We will also be developing our handwriting skills.  This year in maths we will be developing basic maths skills across the different areas. Initially we will begin with recognising numbers to 10 and counting objects using 1 to 1 correspondence. We will be orally counting to 20 and recognising some 2D shapes.

To start our year we will be learning about names and talk about special people in our family. We will move on to look at how we are similar and different to each other. In Autumn term 2 we will learn about our body and skeleton and look at ways to keep healthy. In spring we are looking at lots of interesting things. We will start the term by looking at Winter. Then we will be learning about Chinese New Year.  In Spring term 2 we will be learning about houses and homes and traditional tales. We will look at tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread man.  Finally during our last term we will be looking at plants and insects. This will lead onto learning about healthy foods that we grow and we will try tasting a variety of different vegetables.  In Summer term 2 we will be learning about pirates and the seaside. We will also be learning about what creatures live in the sea.  

Useful information:

PE is on a Friday, please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Please make sure your child brings a coat to school everyday.  We spend a lot of time outside in Reception.

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs Rowley and Miss Fairhurst

Please see our Twitter page for regular updates and photographs of what children are doing in school, there is a link to this on the homepage.


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