St. Andrew's Church of England Methodist Primary School

St. Andrew’s
Church of EnglandMethodist Primary School

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Hello Reception!

Please use this website to find out information about learning in Reception.

Useful Information

Our P.E. days are on Monday and Friday.  Children will need their indoor and outdoor kits in school for the duration of the term.  Please ensure all items of their P.E. Kits are labelled.

Library Morning is every Tuesday.  The children will have the opportunity to choose a library book to borrow from school.  They are asked to return the book the following Tuesday to exchange it for a new one. 

Show and Tell is on a Friday.  Please see below for full details *NEW dates*

Homework - Reading

Reception children are asked to read their reading books and practise their Oxford Reading Tree key words on flashcards for 10 minutes, 5 days a week.

Please encourage your child to complete their reading homework and achieve their 'Gold Reading Challenge' award each half term.  For additional information, please see the Reading Challenge letter sent home at the beginning of Term 2.

Homework - Phonics 

Phonics sheets will be send home as the children learn a new phonics sound.  These  will give the children an opportunity to practise recognising the sound and formation of the letter. 

Homework - Show and Tell

Show and Tell will take place on a Friday.  This is a home to school activity developing the children's speaking and listening skills.  During this time, the children can share a photograph, an object or something they have made at home which helps to promote a class discussion.  Each week a House Team will be given the opportunity to share their item from home. 

*NEW* Summer Term 1  : The dates below show when your child can bring in their 'Show and Tell'.

Friday 29th April - All children in Brind (red).     

Friday 6th May - All children in Monk (green).     

Friday 13th May  - All children in Lees (yellow). 

Friday 20th May - All children in Kitchen (blue).

Useful Links for Reception  

Handwriting Letter Formation Families

Instructional Aid for Letter Formation                                                     


In Reception, we have been reading lots of different stories by the children's author Julia Donaldson.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities.  

Our learning this week has been based around Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The First Christmas The children have been learning about The Nativity and why Christian's celebrate Christmas.

Bedtime Stories The children enjoyed returning to school in the evening for our special story time.  They listened to lots of stories and enjoyed Mr Clapham's yummy hot chocolate!

Our Reception children have had a busy term settling into their new school and making new friends.

Click here to see some of the different activities they have been involved in at school.