Welcome to Reception Class
Mrs McDonnell (Class Teacher & Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs Groves (Teaching Assistant)
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
Mrs McDonnell & Mrs Groves
e-Safety in Reception Class
We have been learning about how we can keep ourselves safe when using technology online.
The Childnet story about 'Smartie the penguin' is a useful discussion tool for parents to engage with their children about how to keep safe online.
Watch the video of the story with your child, following this link:
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 & 3) phonemes and say the sound each one makes.
Please practise saying the sounds 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 & 3 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
ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er
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:
During Phase 3, the following tricky words (which can't yet be decoded) are introduced: