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St Columba’s is a Catholic school with Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice at the heart of all we do


Reception  2019- 20

Class Teacher- Mrs Nixon

Teaching Assistant-  Miss Fagan and Mrs Brown



Reception are full of energy and enjoy working and playing together.


Welcome to St Columba’s Catholic Primary School. We are happy to welcome you and your child to our school and we look forward to working with you. We have a very busy term planned and we hope your child soon settles in to his/her new school.


In Literacy and phonics we will be focussing on: recognising initial sounds, recognising and increasing number of familiar words, decoding and blending of sounds in words, enjoying listening to and retelling familiar stories, developing pencil grip and our letter formation of all letters of the alphabet, writing our names, writing labels, lists and captions, finding capital letters and full stops when we read and completing some independent writing each week on our core texts of: Elmer the Elephant, Percy the Park Keeper, Owl Babies.

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In Maths we will be focussing on: number recognition and formation, matching numbers and quantities, finding a total of 2 groups by counting them, comparing amounts of objects, using positional language, using and describing 2D shape and pattern.


Our afternoons will be focussed on Topic work which is based on Core texts and on the theme of families and love as we explore, “Why Do You Love Me So Much?” In Reception we will be doing a wide range of activities indoor and outdoor based on these books covering all areas of our curriculum.


Mrs Nixon reads, 'Shazam!'.

Children's story

Mrs Nixon reads, 'Ordinary Audrey'.

Children's story

Planning for Week Commencing Monday 8th June 2020

English Week 1 WC 1st June 2020

English week 2 WC 8th June 2020

English Week 3 WC 15th June 2020

English Week 4 WC 22nd June 2020

English Week 5 WC 29th June 2020

English Week 6 WC 6th July 2020

Maths Week 1-6 WC 1st June 2020 to Week 6 WC 6th July 2020

Please see the attached document for online phonics resources for pupils and parents from Monday 27th April. We hope you find this useful.

RE - Virtues 


Our new virtues for this half term are 'Eloquent and Truthful'. God wants us to be truthful in all we do. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’, so being honest and truthful means we are following in his footsteps and living life the way God wants us to.  Think of a time when you haven't told the truth. Say a prayer asking God to help you to always tell the truth even when it may be difficult. 

Reception Autumn term overview