St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

I hope you are all having a fabulous summer so far! Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope you enjoy looking round! We are currently taking applications for September for admission to our Nursery and we would welcome your call to chat to you about your child care needs. We also have a few Reception places for September too. Please contact us by email Alternatively, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Sutcliffe are happy to talk to you on the phone so give us a call on 01484 713037! Staff will be in school from Thursday 2nd September. Mrs Hodges


Welcome to our Reception Class Page!

Miss Vogel is our Class Teacher and Mrs Esgate, Mrs Midgley and Mrs Murray are Reception's teaching assistants.

Mrs Howgate will be teaching Reception on Thursday afternoons

You can contact me on: 

For School events check the School Calendar:

Uniform information:

Reception moving to Year 1!

Thank you for being such a wonderful class, we have had so much fun and we are so proud of all your learning. If you would like to do any home learning over the holiday, then please:

  • Read as much as you can
  • Practise letter formation 
  • Write sentences using a capital letter, finger space and full stop
  • Have a go at working with numbers up to 20 and do lots of practical adding and takeaway, to help you understand place value. 

Have a wonderful summer!

Our Topic: Why do you love me?

This half term we will be learning about ourselves and others. We will be learning: 

  • about caring for ourselves and others
  • emotions and feelings
  • what makes us special and unique 
  • the role of family and carers
  • growing 
  • the 5 senses

The Secrets to Happy Children | Angelibebe


Our focus this half term: Phase 2 phonics 

We will be learning 4 sounds a week.

If your child is finding a sound tricky look at books with the sound in or play some games e.g Bingo, Snap.

You can search the sound and Geraldine the Giraffe on YouTube for phonics lessons.

Phase 2 Sounds

Phase 2 | Porcupines' Class Blog


Our Focus this half term: 

  • Counting numbers to 5 
  • comparing numbers to 5
  • Adding and taking away up to 5


Maths Games:

Key Vocabulary: Comparing, adding, altogether, subtracting, equals, more than, less than, 

The Reception class learn from focused activities (around 20 minutes) and then they get to play in the learning environment.

Our Areas of Learning:

  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts nd Design

Guess How Much I Love You : McBratney, Sam, Jeram, Anita:  Books


Our Focus this half term:

  • Recognising phase 2 sounds 
  • writing lowercase letters 
  • Listening to stories and  then talking about what happened in the story
  • Describing characters in stories 

Our Stories are: Guess how much I love you, The Selfish Crocodile, Paper Dolls

Reception Spellings

Our song for the year is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Expressive Arts and Design

Our Focus this half term: 

  • portraits
  • colour mixing

Key Vocabulary: painting, printing, building, cutting, sticking, ripping, scrunching, tearing. 

Our Class Mission Statement

We will always be kind and helpful.

We will always think about other people, share and listen.

We will always try our hardest.

We will be good leaders!

Understanding the World

Our Focus this half term: 

  • all about me
  • ourselves and our family
  • the 5 senses

Key Vocabulary: ourselves, body, growing, senses, family

New Reception!

We cannot wait to meet you all on Friday 3rd September 1.15pm-3.15pm, non- uniform.  

We are so excited for you to see your new classroom and meet your new friends. 

Have a great summer!

God's Mission, Our Mission – God's World – Legacurry Presbyterian Church

Religious Education

Our Focus this Half Term:  God's World

We will learn about God's creation and his love for all of us. 

Key Vocabulary:  God, creation love, Family, prayer, worship 

Our Virtues : Perseverance and Resilience

Jolly Phonics Letter Sound Strips: in Precursive Letters Jolly Phonics S.: Stephen, Lib: Books

Leader In Me (LIM) Video Clip

Our Class Charity

Highbury to support Forget Me Not - Highbury Homes