St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School 

Welcome to Reception Class 


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'All things bright and beautiful' 
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Settling in 
Our focus this term is settling into life at St Francis'. Our teachers spend time getting to know us; discovering our needs and interests through play.  
Through play activities we learn in different ways and build relationships. We continue our journey from pre-school to become capable, confident, and self-assured strong people and learners.  
Motor skills 
We are given plenty of opportunities to practise our fine and gross motor skills through P.E sessions and exploring equipment such as scissors, tweezers, hammers, spades, pens, pencils and paintbrushes. The development of these 
skills will help us as we build up from mark making to writing. This term the whole class take part in 'Dough Disco' and skipping daily.  
"On a journey" 
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This term we have been looking at the story of 'stick man'. We leant to retell he story and invent our our new journey for the stick man. We explored natural materials and how to use them to make our own characters. We enjoyed taking part in our first school nativity too, learning new songs nad dances. 
Can anything fly? 
Click here for Term Three's Curriculum Overview 
This term we were set the challnge of making real kites with our year 6 buddies. We had to research, design and build our kites. We then tested our kites of the school field with great success! 
We learnt to retell the story of 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy, using props to help us.  
We all spent time with Year 1 asking them to ansewer questions we had about this special bird which cannnot fly.  
We have been developing our mathematical skills of adding and subtracting different amounts and using new langauge of fewer and more. 
How do things grow and change? 
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World Book Day Celebrations 
Our topic question is 'how do things grow and change?'. We have been finding out how seeds, plants and people grow. We have enjoyed learning about how things change during a lifecycle.  
'What does a pirate need to know?' 
Click here for Term 5's Curriculum Overview 
This term we have started Forest School on a Thursday morning. We are looking all about woodland animals and habitats aswell as how to keep ourselves and the forest safe. 
During this term Reception children have been developing their team work skills completing team games including relay races. 
Reception children love using their imagination in creating and telling stories to the class. They then have the oppotunity to act out the stories with their friends. 
Reception children developing their listening and attention skills by completing a doubling game. 
Jungle explorers spotting animals and working colaboratively to develop thier imagination. 
Up High and Down Below 
Click here for Term 6's Curriculum Overview 
Whole school cup staking event in our outdoor learning area. 
KS1 Multi skills festival in which children completes games lead by our year 5 and 6 sports leaders. 
Peer teaching time where year 3 joined Reception to support thier learning. 
Our regular pond dipping outing to the school pond to see how the tadpoles are changing. 
Relaxing and celebrating after our school sports day. 
A visist from a trainee Priest. The class generated lots of question for him and he told us his favouirte story from the Bible. 
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