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St. Michael & St. Martin Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Reception

The teachers in Reception are:
Mrs Goulding (RG)
Miss Gostelow (RGo)


Our Nursery Nurses are:

Mrs Hannon

Mrs Doyle

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This term's topic in Reception is all about Space and the Solar system.

Reading and Writing

Our stories are Whatever’s Next and Aliens loved underpants. We will be practising our writing skills to write our own sentences and stories about the characters.

The children will be taking home 3 reading books a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please listen to your child read every day for 10 minute.

Remember to keep practising your Tricky Robots, returning them to school when your child can read the words. These words are really important for your child reading and writing.

Phonics: During our phonics lessons the children have been securing our phonic knowledge in reading and writing unfamiliar words. It would be beneficial if you could continue to help your child to use their diagraphs in their writing and correct letter formation in their home writing book.


We will be practising counting forwards and backwards and counting in 2s and 5s. We are learning to share and half objects and numbers. We are learning about 3D shapes, looking for them in our environment.


Understanding the world

We will be learning about our solar system and all the different planets. We will look at astronauts and how they travel to space.

Muddy Mondays

We will be looking for signs of spring, learning how to plant seeds and look after them in our garden ready for summer. Our next project is to make a bug hotel to encourage God’s creatures to come to our forest. Please remember your waterproof trousers and wellies every Monday.


General Reminders

  • Book bags are now to be in school and sent home daily. The children will get a new reading book on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Please ensure that your child’s book bag is in school on these days and that their reading records are signed each time they read a reading scheme book at home.

  • Please can all children bring in a named water bottle everyday.

  • Muddy Mondays please remember your waterproof trousers, wellies, hats and gloves every Monday in a named bag.

  • PE is on Wednesday please ensure your child has a full PE in school.

  • Children are now receiving Spellings these are given out on Friday and tested every Friday.

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.