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.

Trinity Term
June 2019

Renoir class have been learning in French about the Marcis Pfister story The Rainbow Fish, poisson arc-en-ciel


Fathers’ Day, fête des pères





This half-term, we are focusing our learning on ‘Green’. This has allowed us to introduce colour mixing, which the children loved, and allowed lots of opportunities for learning the names of all the colours in French. We have also started to talk about the subject of Recycling. We talked about the recycling symbol and its meaning and how we can help our world become more green. In Maths we have been singing ’10 Green Bottles’ and taking away some to recycle!

We are in desperate need of newspapers and junk modelling so please start collecting!

Here a few books we are suggesting to read at home during this terms topic of ‘Green’
Dear Greenpeace by Pam Adams
Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet by Lauren Child
Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer by Child’s Play
Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Spud Goes Green by Giles Thaxton
Oi! Get Off Our Train by John Burningham
What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? By Lauren Child
Christopher Nibble by Charlotte Middleton
The Lost Stars by Hannah Cumming
The Last Tiger by Rebecca Elliott
The Window by Jeannie Baker
Why the Animals Came to Town by Michael Foreman
The Tin Forest by Helen Ward
Where’s the Elephant? By Barroux
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori

Mr Tumble tells us about recycling.


May 2019

Story of the week

Lifecycle of a bean

High Frequency Words

Days of the Week

Epiphany Term

March and April 2019

Reception classes have enjoyed singing: “Au feu les pompiers” our fire brigade song, counting along our number line and learning about French Easter celebrations.

Our young pupils highly benefitted from the interaction with our Institute of Education French speaking student teachers who spent a work placement with us.

For all main songs and stories covered so far, please explore regularly our constantly updated 2018-2019 Reception Pinterest Board.

Joyeuses Pâques et bonnes vacances ! Happy Easter and enjoy your holiday!



January 2019 – February 2019

Bonne année et bonne santé !

The start of the New Year has been blessed with the celebrations of Epiphany and all our pupils learning the French tradition of the Galette des rois From singing “J’aime la Galette”, our pupils learnt to say “J’aime Papa, j’aime Maman” and re-enacted the French version of the children’s classics : “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” the story of the three little pigs For all main songs and stories covered so far, please explore regularly our constantly updated 2018-2019 Reception Pinterest Board.

December 2018

Our pre-festive season has been full of laughter and singing. Our pupils have enjoyed learning about the celebration of St Nicolas in Mr. Lorette’s native region and the nativity and performed their “Étoile de Noël” song angelically at our bilingual Lumières, Chameau, Action Performance.
Here are all our Christmas stories and songs to enjoy during the two week break :ël-christmas/
You might also wish to revisit material learnt so far and explore our next celebration in January, Epiphany
Joyeux Noël et bonnes fêtes à tous !

As part of our Week of Prayer for World Peace we have been decorating crosses.















November 2018

Reception really find the fireworks song wonderful, learning to name yellow and green and laugh a lot whilst singing the “Une patate”. You can see the children singing on our new website page here.  They loved making a bleuet/coquelicot broach they are going to wear for remembrance services. They are proudly manipulating numbers up to 6 and naming them in sequence up to 10.

All resources for home learning support are here:

You can find Mme Chadier’s presentation of 8th November here.

October 2018

Here are the new reception children songs you can find here: .This board is constantly updated with the new songs we are learning. Whilst you are welcome to explore all sections of the St Jérôme Pinterest board, please share as a priority the board 2018-2019 Reception Songs.

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.

At our recent curriculum meeting parents heard from our staff about what children will be learning this year and how to support them with that learning.
The presentation is below.
Reception 2018/19 Curriculum

Phonics and Reading Presentation – 4 October 2018

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