St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Reception & Year 1 Pupils

Welcome to Reception’s and Year 1 class page!

Our class teachers are:

Rec - Mrs Parsonage, Miss Tomblin

 

Rec/Year 1 - Miss Fairhurst, Miss Dean

                                       

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

In Reception, your children 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.

In Year 1, your child will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. programme learning new sounds and develop their writing skills.  They will develop their knowledge of number further up to 100 and enhance their addition and subtraction skills.

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 are starting the term by looking at winter. Then we will be learning about Chinese New Year and we will also learn about castles and royalty. 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 where we will make our own gingerbreads.  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 try tasting a variety of different vegetables. We will also have some visitors in class.  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, zoo and farm.  

Useful information:

Forest School is on a Tuesday, please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing on this day.

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.

Please see our Newsletter each term for updates.

Download the Autumn Newsletter here

Download the Spring Newsletter here

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs Parsonage 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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