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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”


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Reception Class J


     Mrs Hall

Mrs Reid      


Autumn Term

This half term we will be focusing on texts with lots of repetition as we will be creating our own story maps, making actions to the story and repeating key phrases from the book.

We will start by learning ‘The Little Red Hen’.

To link with the text we will be learning all about harvest and may even make our own bread.

The children will be learning about creation and how God created the world in 7 days.

We will be making our own creations for a display in the classroom using different materials.

We will be joining in with Harvest celebrations and learning harvest songs.

As the seasons are changing we will also be exploring autumn.

We hope to investigate autumn leaves, animals

and the festivals that are celebrated during this season.

We will look at other religions and celebrations such as Diwali.             


We will be learning to recognise numbers, shapes and colours and letters.

Children may also start to bring reading books and some tricky words to learn at home.

Homework is sent out on a Wednesday to be completed and returned on Monday.

Children have PE on a Monday so a full labelled PE kit must be in school at all times.

Please help to encourage your child to dress and undress at home independently

as this will help them during PE sessions.

Children will need to bring in a bottle with water (not juice) clearly marked with their names,

so that they can help themselves to a drink when they need one.


We are now able to use our fabulous outdoor classroom and we try to get outside in all weathers.

    Please could your child wear a suitable waterproof coat to school

and bring wellies that can be left on their pegs

– we do like to play in the water and sand and we want to avoid soggy feet!


Resources to support your child at home


We learn our sounds by singing the words and doing the actions to Jolly Phonics

(please click on the link below)


The children also love to hear the sounds on Alphablocks

Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet (click the link)


Top Marks is a website with lot of interactive games that can be used on a laptop or tablet. T

here are math’s and literacy games to help support recognition,

counting, sounding out and letter recognition



Many thanks for your continuing support.


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Early Years Curriculum and Expectations

This page provides information on the End of Year Expectations for the Early Years curriculum.