Jesus said, " I have come in order that you may have life-life in all its fullness".
Class Teacher: Mrs Halligan
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wood
Management and PPA Cover Teacher: Ms Blair
PE Teacher: Mr Stevenson Monday AM
Speech and Language Intervention: Mrs Babcock
Our value for this half term is FORGIVENESS. We will be adding information to our Values tab throughout the year, to show how we explore our values, what they look like in our school and how we can live them out in our lives, as Jesus taught us to.
School starts: 8:45am
School finishes: 3:15pm
Reception children have their lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our PE day is Monday with Mr Stevenson. Please ensure you have sent in your child's PE Kit. This will stay in school until the end of the half-term, when it will be sent home to be washed.
Tuck is £10 per whole term. Please pay for tuck using Parent Pay.
Children will also receive a piece of free fruit every day.
Your children will receive a free drink of milk everyday until they reach the age of 5
Your child should bring a water bottle into school each day. Bottles should contain 'water' only. We are a healthy school and discourage sugary drinks.
This half-term the children will be learning about Fairy tales, please read the Knowledge Organiser below for all the detail!
The children are continuing to work very hard on their reading, writing and maths. Thank you to all our parents who are supporting reading at home. Reading is the key to all future learning and the more practise the children get the better. Remember to hear your child read their reading book at least twice a week, and, do 'read' to your children yourselves, sharing stories at bedtime and other quiet times of the day. Brinnington Library is a fantastic resource for our families. Do go along and sign up if you haven't already!
We will be celebrating Easter on Thursday 30th March, with our 'Easter Bonnet Parade and Spring Performance'. Parents and Carers will be invited to this event. Please can we ask you to provide a bonnet for the occasion - decorate however you and your children would like. We can't wait to see your creations! More details regarding timings will follow.
As always, we have an open door and are happy to talk to you if you have any concerns at all, at any time.
From Mrs Halligan
THANK YOU PARENTS
Thank you for all your amazing support over this last half-term. What a wonderful time we have had learning about people who help us in our community. We had some great visitors, a hospital consultant who brought in a life sized skeleton model and a police sergeant from GMP who let the children have a go at flashing the lights and beeping the horn of his Police Car! Reception also had a lovely trip with parents to Brinnington Library. We hope many of you have signed up with the library so you and your family can make the most of the wonderful service they offer.
The term has ended with a fabulous performance of our Nativity 'Christmas Counts'. It was fantastic to see the children being so confident, singing their hearts out and enjoying themselves on stage. And thank you also for attending our Activity Day - it was lovely to have you all in school working with the children to create some beautiful Christmas Decorations.
The children have made super progress from their starting points in September and we are sure this will continue in the New Year. Don't forget if you have any free time over the holidays, do have a go at the Learning with Parents activities - Winter Winners certificates will be given out in January.
We wish you a lovely happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone again in January.
From Mrs Halligan and the Reception Team
The new Knowledge Organiser for Spring One an be accessed below. This outlines much of the learning happening through next half-term.
Phonics and Reading in Reception
At St Paul's we follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds scheme for phonics. Please look at the link below to find out how we teach reading through the scheme at our school.