St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello Parents, Carers and Children! We are at the start of the last half term of the school year. It has been a very challenging time for us all lately and I know I do not need to tell you how myself and the staff long for the day we can all be together and school life returns to normal. I am hopeful that we may begin to start re-opening for groups of children in the coming weeks and will keep you updated as soon as we know anything. Remember to just do what you can when you can. You are doing a brilliant job! As always you can email your child's teacher or myself with any concerns you have. We want to do all we can to support you. We are here for you. The message from the Government is still to keep social distancing measures in place, regular hand washing and vigilance. Stay safe and stay strong! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to our Reception Class Page! 

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Our topic: Food!

The last half term! We are missing you so much and think you are superstars for all you are doing at home! Please keep in touch :)

The Reception class learn from focused activities (around 20 minutes) and then they get to play in the learning environment. Keep the activities engaging and not too long.

Our daily timetable-

  1. Wake up Shake up!
  2. Phonics
  3. Handwriting and Spelling
  4. Literacy
  5. Maths
  6. RE
  7. Understanding the World  


This week:

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Think of words with the sounds in and ask your child to read them.

Then ask children to write words with the sounds it.

This is to ensure they are applying their phonics to their reading and writing.

If your child is finding a sound tricky then look at that single sound during that lesson

Search the sound and Geraldine the Giraffe on YouTube

See the source image


Focus this half term: Independent Writing. Focus on them using handwriting, phonics and spellings independently.

Monday: What happened in the story?

Tuesday: What did Oliver like eating? What do you like or not like to eat?

Wednesday: What did Grandad grow in his garden?

Thursday: Draw your perfect garden, what fruit and vegetables would you grow? Label what you have drawn.

Friday: Can you think of another story book with food in it? Read it with a family member!

For each day you can adapt the task to your child's learning needs. If your child finds it tricky then focus on discussion of the story and writing initial sounds of words. To extend your child, focus on writing sentences.

Religious Education

Focus this Half Term: The Church

Learn that a church building is a holy place where we can all pray and are welcome.

Go for a walk and look for a church. How does it look different to other buildings? Could you see some special drawings or symbols?

Draw the church you saw!

The Church of England | Weddings

Understanding the World

Focus this half term: Food!

We will be looking at naming, tasting and describing different types of food, our senses, keeping our bodies healthy and eating a balanced diet, how we can grow food, food from different countries, changes with food by cooking, melting, freezing and mixing.

This week: Look at naming and tasting different types of food. Can you try something you haven't before? Let me know what you've tried!