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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

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St Botolph's Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Reception - Autumn 2019

Mrs Sherriff, Mrs Appleby, Miss Clements, Mrs Monaghan and Mrs Hill.
The Reception Team!

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is ‘All about me’. We will be finding out about the children, their favourite toys and their families. This will help us to get to know the children and will also enable the children to become familiar with other children in the class. 


The children will take part in daily phonics sessions. During the first part of the term the children will be working within phase 1 and 2 of 'Letters and Sounds'. This involves the children recognising that letters make sounds. They begin to learn the initial sounds within Phase 2. Each sound has a song and an action to learn to help the children remember them. If you would like to become familiar with these sounds at home you can find them on YouTube, just search for 'Jolly phonics letters and sounds in order.'


In Maths we will focus on pattern, shape and measure to begin with. The children will encounter lots of opportunities to compare everyday objects by weight and length in the environment and begin to learn the names of simple 2D shapes. Within this half term they will also be deepening their understanding of the number system, with a particular emphasis on the numerals 1 to 5. This will also include finding one more and one less than a number (within 1-5). 


We will  do PE once a week on a Friday.  The children will need their PE kits, but they do not need plimsolls as they will take part in these sessions with bare feet in the hall.  We will be focusing on moving in differeny ways this half term.  

Dates for your diary

  • Grandparents coffee morning - 27th September 
  • Nativity - 10th December 2.00pm