St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Year groups Reception to Year 6 - Doors will open at 8.35am and close at 8.50am to give children a 15 minute window to arrive at school. Nursery starts at 9.00am.


Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception! 

I'm really pleased to welcome you to our reception class. We're looking forward to meeting all of you and are sure that you will all soon settle into school life. 

Our topic this half term is - All About Me. 

We will be exploring different stories related to learning all about ourselves, each other, our families and school routines.

We will be spending lots of time adjusting to our environment, learning how to look after our equipment, exploring the outdoors and getting to know each other. 

This half term we will learning about what sounds we can hear around us and then use this to begin to develop our phonics knowledge by looking at the first letter sounds in phase 2 - s, a, t, i, p, n.  

In our maths sessions we will be looking at numbers to 5, not only being able to recognise but to also be able to understand that the cardinal value of a number refers to the value.

Our class virtue is kindness so we will be discussing how we can show kindness to each other and have the opportunity to make some friendship bracelets. 

We will take our learning outdoors developing our speaking, imagination, PSED and physical development skills. 


As always if you have any worries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help and support! 

 Thank you for your support,


Mrs Campbell, Mrs Jawnyj and Miss Ditta. 











Parents - 

Reception end of year expectations -EYFSP

Please follow the link to support the learning of phase 2 phonics which will begin this half term.

Phase 2 phonics 

A video to help you support children in holding their pencil correctly.

How to hold my pencil



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