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 Welcome to Reception Class   


Mrs McDonnell (Class Teacher & Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs Groves (Teaching Assistant)
[Mrs Richardson (Teaching Assistant) - Monday & Friday afternoons]

Reception Class have adopted the British Value of 'Helpfulness'.
Throughout this Reception year, we will be looking for ways in which

we can be helpful to each other in school and at home.


In Reception Class, we like to have lots of fun whilst we learn.

Our class motto is: 'We try to be kind and helpful to others'.
We aim for every child to feel happy and safe in school.
We like good behaviour, good manners and kindness.

We hope your child enjoys their Reception year at St. Gregory's
Best wishes,
Mrs McDonnell & Mrs Groves

Reception Reading Meeting

Thank you to all our parents who attended the Reception Reading meeting. We hope you found the meeting informative and that you gained an understanding of how we teach early reading and synthetic phonics at St. Gregory's School. We hope you found the hand-out useful and know how you can support your child with their reading at home.


We hope all the children are enjoying the reading books they bring home. Please spend 5 to 10 minutes EVERY DAY practising their reading with them.


Letters and Sounds

Your child is learning to recognise these (phase 2) letters and say the sound each one makes.

Please practise saying the sound for each letter regularly at home to help support your child in their learning.

Write down 3 letter words using these letters (cat, dog, mat, get, big, bat, kid etc.) and help your child to blend the sounds together to read them.

This is the sequence in which the Phase 2 letters are taught:


s   a   t   p   i   n   m   d   g   o   c   k  ck   e   u   r   h   b   f   ff   l   ll   s   ss


Your child will bring home the work they have done with each letter every day so you can talk about it at home.

If you would like to see the full 'Letters and Sounds' publication with all the phases, please click on this link:


Ned's Christmas Discovery

                           This year, our Christmas Nativity play will be about Ned the donkey who finds out about                          the true meaning of Christmas.

The children are busy learning their songs to perform them to you.
Here are the songs they will be performing...


'Christmas Dinner' song

The chefs in our Christmas play will be singing this Christmas dinner song...

'Are you ready little Neddy?' song

'We are the toys' song

'You'd better lift your eyes to the roof tops' song

'Glory to God' song

'There's a star' song

'All about you' song

Practising writing the letter 'k' in one of our phonics lessons outdoors...

Goldilocks and the three bears...

Acting out a baptism - Come and see topic - Welcome

At our special Welcome Assembly...

Enjoying our lunchtime together...