St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School


January 2020


Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term in Reception. As always, we are looking forward to an exciting term of learning with lots of fun things planned.

Our topic is:


  'Exploring our World'


We have plenty of fun things planned - click on the link below to have a look:



Reception is a very important start for the children and their learning journey. We have a great Early Years team in Reception filled with expertise so that we can create a happy and nurturing environment in which the children feel safe, confident and able to learn. They will have many opportunities for learning that will happen in our indoor and outdoor environments. The children have a wide variety of activities that cover the seven areas of learning below:

Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Children in Reception will begin to learn about numbers and how to work with them in basic calculations. Your child will learn to work practically and with the use of a number line to help them add and subtract. Your child will also be taught to describe and recognise 2D shapes, 3D shapes and the location of objects, as well as to form patterns and describe events in a chronological order.

Your child will get a foundation in literacy through communication and language activities such as role play and listening games. They will also learn the alphabet and tricky words, and begin to be taught phonics.

In addition, children in Reception year will begin to write; they’ll be shown how to hold a pencil, form letters and, eventually, sentences. Basic grammar is taught at this point and will be continued in Year 1.


Reception Shared Documents