Reception Class

Autumn Term 1

W/C 16th October 2023

RE: We have been thinking about people who care for us this week. We thought about what people do for us that show how much they love us.

Maths: During our maths lessons we have been subitising, saying a number of items without the need to count. We are getting really good at this and have begun to subitise numbers up to 5!

Phonics: We are learning the phonemes h, b, f, l. We also met our next tricky words, I, no and go.

Literacy: We have continued enjoying the story ‘Owl Babies’. This week we have been thinking about writing a alternative version of the story by thinking about different animals we could write the story about. We have had ‘Lion Babies’, ‘Ladybird Babies’ and lots more!


W/C 9th October 2023

RE: This week, we have explored how we thank God in prayer. We have thought about something we are thankful for, in our own lives and in God's Creation.

Maths: We have continued with our unit, Talk about Measure and Pattern. We have enjoyed copying, continuing and creating simple patterns!

Phonics: We are learning the phonemes ck, e, u and r. We have also met our first tricky words, 'the' and 'to'.

Literacy: Our new book this week is 'Owl Babies'. We linked the feelings of the baby owls when they couldn't find their mummy, to how we felt on our first day of school.


W/C 2nd October 2023

RE: This week we have been learning about the life of St Francis and his love for all God's creatures. We made bird feeders to hang in the Garden of Eden and we are going on a 'Colours of Nature' hunt.

Maths: We have begun our new unit, Talk about Measure and Pattern. We have been exploring and comparing length, weight and capacity.

Phonics: We are learning the phonemes g, o, c, k. We have tried to blend to read, and segment to spell, words containing these sounds.

Literacy: We have enjoyed sharing our new book, The Everywhere Bear, by Julia Donaldson. We have thought about where the bear went and where we would take the bear. 


W/C 25th September 2023 

RE: We have been talking about things we can do and things that we are good at. We have explored that we all have individual gifts, given to us by God.

Maths: We are continuing with our unit, Matching and Sorting. We have been sorting objects based on their attributes and identifying the 'odd-one-out' in a group. We are also going to explore 'more' and 'fewer' when looking at groups at objects.

Phonics: We are learning the phonemes, i, n, m and d. We have thought about each of these sounds and have had a go at forming the graphemes. We have begun to try to blend the phonemes to read words.

Literacy: We have continued to explore the story, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We have enjoyed joining in with the actions with Michael Rosen! We have chosen a different animal to hunt for, and drawn some fantastic pictures!


W/C 18th September 2023 - The children have been very busy this week and have been enjoying lots of learning.

RE: In RE we have been hearing the story of Creation from the Bible. We have thought about the 7 days in which God created our world and what happened on each day. We have been using our creative skills to help tell and remember the story.

Maths: In maths we have started our unit on matching and sorting. We have been matching pictures and objects and are beginning to sort things according to their characteristics.

Phonics - this week we have started our formal phonics lessons. We are learning the phonemes s, a, t and p. We have thought about things that begin with each of the sounds and have had a go at forming some of the graphemes. We look forward to sharing more about how we teach Phonics in our parents meeting next Wednesday at 2.45pm.

Literacy – we are sharing the text ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have helped to retell the story and learn actions for the different parts. We are mark making by drawing our favourite part of the story, drawing the bear, and adding labels to our pictures.


W/C 11th September 2003 - This is our first full time week at school! The children were very excited to come together as a whole class. We have been learning about our school routines, for example playtimes and lunchtimes.  We have spent time exploring  the outdoor and indoor environment; and we learnt a special song called 'God Made me'.

W/C 4th September 2023 - We are looking forward to welcoming you to St Augustine's on Tuesday 5th September. 

Autumn Term 2

W/C 27th November 2023

RE: This week we have begun to learn about the season of Advent. We looked closely at an Advent wreath and talked about the four candles marking the four weeks of Advent. We made our own very special wreath, using our handprints and other decorations.

Maths: In maths, we have been investigating shapes with 4 sides. We have sorted shapes, and folded and combined shapes to make new ones. We enjoyed going on a shape hunt around school, to find squares and rectangles. Our challenge was to use multilink cubes to make squares using different quantities.

Phonics: We have learnt all about 'sh', 'th' (unvoiced), 'th' (voiced) and 'ng'.

Literacy: This week, we have begun to look at the 'That's not my....' stories. We listened to some of the stories, noticing the repetitive language and the range of adjectives used to describe the objects and characters. We chose different materials and thought of adjectives to describe them, for example, 'fluffy', 'rough' and 'smooth'. We tried to write these words, listening carefully to the phonemes and identifying the graphemes.

W/C 13th November 2023

RE: This week, we have been listening to the words of the 'Our Father', focusing on 'Hallowed be thy name'. We thought about some of the special names we use for God -  God, Lord, Father - and decorated these names beautifully.

Maths: In maths this week, we have been developing the skill of 'subisiting', with groups of 4 and 5 objects. We have been representing 4 and 5 using different objects and comparing our arrangements with those of others. We have also been exploring the concept of '1 more'.

Phonics: We have started Phase 3 of phonics this week, learning all about 'j', 'v', 'w' and 'x'.

Literacy: We have been storytellers this week! We have been using our class story map of 'The Gingerbread Man' to tell the story, adding our own actions - Mrs Williams came to watch and said she thought she was in the theatre! We then changed the ending of the story and thought about different ways that the Gingerbread Man could get across the river - a bridge, a speed boat and a zip wire were some of the brilliant ideas!

W/C 6th November 2023 

RE: This week, we have been learning that Jesus had special friends called 'Disciples'. We listened to the story of how Jesus called them to follow him and we learnt some of their names. We made 'spinning fish' prayers to remember special people in our lives.

Maths: Our maths this week has been all about circles and triangles! We identified, named and sorted the shapes and made our own 2D shape pictures. We also created circular paintings inspired by the artwork of Kandinsky.

Phonics: In phonics this week, we have been reviewing all our phase 2 phonemes.

Literacy: This week, we followed clues around school to find the Gingerbread Man! We solved the clues and found a special treat! We have been listening to the story and adding actions. We even listened to a musical version performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra! We designed our own story map and tried to write some of the words spoken by the characters.


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