Welcome to Reception

Monet Class

Mrs J Jardella Miss Buxton
Mrs Jardella  Mrs Abousaada Miss Buxton

Matisse Class

Mrs Isherwood Mrs Al Hakam.

Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

(sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well)

3 prime areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

4 specific areas

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

With all YouTube links we ask parents/carers to be mindful of the range of videos that YouTube offers and therefore oversee their child’s access to it, and access to the internet in general.

Epiphany Term

February 2020 -March 2020

For National Poetry Day – Reception children has chosen two of their favourite poems – why not practice and enjoy these at home.

Twinkle, twinkle little star. Why are there stars at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time? It’s time to find out more about night time.

This half term, we’ll learn about people and services that work at night. We’ll also learn about nocturnal animals and discover their night time habits. Bedtime routines will be explored and how they can have a positive impact on our health and the children will take part in a series of bedtime challenges. Ready, steady, brush your teeth! In our mathematics lessons, we will experiment with the shape and space of star patterns and create moons of different sizes. We’ll listen to and look at a range of lullabies and bed time stories.

If you are a parent who works at night and you are able to come in and talk to us, we would love to welcome you to share your experience with our children.

Areas of learning Early Learning Goals
Communication and language Listening and attention; Understanding; Speaking
Physical development Moving and handling; Health and self-care
Personal, social and emotional development Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing feelings and behaviour; Making relationships
Literacy Reading; Writing
Mathematics Numbers; Shape, space and measures
Understanding the world People and communities; The world; Technology
Expressive arts and design Exploring and using media and materials; Being imaginative

Help your child prepare for their project
The night is all right! Why not do some stargazing together after dark, either from your garden or, even better, a rural location with minimal light pollution? There are apps you can use on your phone to help you to identify stars and constellations! You could also keep a dream diary, noting down and comparing dreams with each other. Alternatively, talk to people in your family who have worked at night. What are the similarities and differences between working in the day compared to at night?


Sport Relief Posters

We used our artistic and writing skills to make some posters to encourage other children to join in with keeping fit.











Maths doesn’t have to be written down!

We made a pictograph of our own birthdays.

Reception Fairy Tales

Can you spot your favourite Fairy Tale? Reception classes have created a wonderful piece of artwork.


Opening Doors

After half term break, Reception classes are opening their doors on a Thursday for parents to share a book with their child in class. In order to accommodate as many parents as possible we will alternate the times. The morning time will be 8:40am – 9am (Register time is 9am) and in the afternoon, 2:45pm – 3:10pm (3:15pm is end of day).

Mornings – Thursday 27th Feb, 12th & 26th March

Afternoons – Thursday 5th, 19th March & 2nd April

There is no need to book

In Trinity Term  we will try this activity on another day so please do alert us to any day that is preferable to you and we will go with the consensus if there is a more suitable day. You can email the school [email protected]

January 2020

We are delighted to welcome our children back to a new year.

The topic we are going to cover this half-term, until February. Is the magical world of fairy tales.

You’ll be able discover more in our topic sheet here.

Welcome to the Magical World of Fairy Tales Topic Sheet

During your child’s time in reception they will learn a number of key words.

Red words cannot be decoded using the pure sounds that children learn. They are words that have to be learnt by sight.

and Green words can be segmented and blended using pure sounds, e.g. d-o-g and a-w-ay

We’ve put together 45 key words for you to look at with your child at home. Don’t worry if your child can’t remember them all at once. If you have any questions speak to your child’s teacher
Download the key word sheet here

Reception’s First 45 Key Words

Michaelmas Term

November 2019

Our children have been busy celebrating All Saints Day by making a banner of saints. It is currently in the school foyer, so if you have time pop in and admire it.

Our new half-term project is all about food. Find out more via the link below.

Michaelmas Second Half Term Project

October 2019

EYFS Presentation 15 October 2019

September 2019

Starting school. Here’s a great set of games from the BBC to help your child.

 Our Morning Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for giving this new day to me,
help me to make it one that pleases You,
by doing my best in everything.

Our Lunchtime Prayer

Our End of Day Prayer

We close our eyes and softly say,
Thank you God for school today.

Months of the Year – English

Months of the Year – French

Days of the Week – English

Days of the Week – French

Friends Song

Tidy Up Song – French

Numbers Song 1 – 20 – English

Numbers Song 1 – 20 – French

Colours Song – French

There are many Reception children songs that you can find here: .This board is constantly updated with the new songs we are learning.

Please create a free Pinterest account and follow our constantly updated St Jérôme Pinterest Page, which has a wealth of resources to view with your children. Note that some of the links take you directly onto YouTube, which should not be used without adult supervision at all times. If you access videos through our Pinterest, the Youtube adverts won’t appear and your child will benefit from the link between school and home learning and from the repetition.

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