In Jesus We Learn, Love and Grow together
Be the Good Soil Mark 4:1-20

Rec P 2023 - 2024

Mrs Perry

Welcome back to another busy and fun filled half term, we hope you hope you had a lovely break, making lots of memories together as a family and are ready for another exciting half term in Reception!


We will begin this half term by exploring all things animals! Our first story is ‘Owl Babies’, throughout this story we will begin to learn key vocabulary such as ‘hunting’ and ‘nocturnal’ and develop skills such as story sequencing, recalling key events and acting out the story using puppets and props. We will then move on to a non-fiction book ‘Night Animals’, learning lots of fun facts, making animals using playdough and creating our own fact files. We will also be exploring autumn, recognising the changes in our own outdoor area as well collecting autumnal objects to make wreaths and engage in transient art activities.

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In Maths we will continue to develop our number recognition and counting skills, learn key vocabulary related to capacity and size and also begin to describe the properties of shapes. We will also revisit addition and subtraction, with some fun practical games in our outdoor area to help us!


This half term our RE topic is Special Times, this will include discussing our own special memories, the feelings associated with the memory, Jesus’ special times and thinking about why it is important to celebrate special times.

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The children are making great progress in phonics, they are beginning to recognise a range of letters and can recall the sound they make, some children are now beginning to blend the sounds to read some words! Please continue to encourage your child to read their book at home, we love listening to them read to us in school!


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Our PE lessons will be on Mondays and Fridays, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school and all earrings are removed.


 Any questions - please do ask on drop off/pick up or contact the office.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Perry

Rec P: Gallery items

Author visit, by Mrs Bradley

Chicks, by Mrs Perry

Rec P: Events items

Who we are

We look to provide a safe, secure, stimulating Christian environment in which all our children feel happy and valued as individuals, and where they can learn and play to the best of their abilities, and therefore reach their full potential.

Where we are

St Peter's Church of England Primary School
Muriel Street,
OL16 5JQ

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Mr A Whelan | Headteacher 01706 648195
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