Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Higginbottom


January 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


Reception Mrs Higginbottom Curriculum Information – Spring Term



This half term our topic is Space. The children are very excited about this topic and have been very knowledgeable when discussing what we already know about space. We are looking forward to wearing the spacesuits and role playing in our space station next week. The children have decided they would like to make their own space equipment at home which will help to enhance their learning at home and in school.

Through our Space topic we will be learning all about the Solar System and developing the children’s ideas and skills through stories, role play and other carefully planned practical opportunities.


Religious Education

This half term the children will be getting to know Jesus and will become aware that Jesus has a great love for each one of us and think of ways in which we can show our love for Jesus.  They will hear that Jesus cured people who were sick and talk about ways we can show our love for others.



The children will continue to develop their phonic knowledge and reading skills through daily phonic and guided reading sessions in school. Everyone will be bringing work home in relation to this weekly. It really does help develop your child’s knowledge and understanding of this area of the curriculum if parents and school work in partnership together. To develop this area of learning we will soon introduce a Thursday Reading Together session, where you are invited to come in and read with a small group of children between 9 and 9.30 am.        We would love to see you if you are available, just let a member of staff know if this is something you would be able to help us with. Please remember to read a little each day and to complete the comment section in your child’s reading diary each time they read at home. This helps us to build up a picture of their reading progress.



We will continue to read and write numbers to 10, 20 and beyond and to add and subtract 2 single digit numbers, using practical apparatus to help us. We are also learning to count in lots of 2, 5 and 10.

The children will also be learning to use everyday language to describe time, money, shape, space and compare measure. A weekly practical maths activity will be sent home for you to reinforce the week’s maths objectives at home.



PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Please send kits into school on Monday they can then be taken home on Thursday if you wish to wash them. Earrings are not to be worn on PE days and should be removed at home before the children come into school. For this half term Little Bikers will take place on a Wednesday afternoon, please make sure your child is wearing warm clothes and has gloves as hands seem to get quite cold.



The children will receive a variety of homework tasks which will be sent home once a week on a Friday. This will help you see what they are learning in school as well as working with children to build their confidence.  Please return completed homework by Thursday so that it can be marked.  I would appreciate if you could stick any completed worksheets into the homework books if possible


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. Thank you for your support


Mrs Higginbottom and the Reception Team


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Little Bikers, by Mrs Higginbottom

EYFS Christmas Party, by Ms Shenton

Remembrance Day, by Mrs Higginbottom

Contact the School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs L Clowrey (Office Manager)

Tel: 01613682934