Saughall All Saints C of E Primary School  

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Mrs Ford and Mrs Palmer 
 Welcome to Reception! We are very much looking forward to getting to know all of you and learning lots of new things!

Over the next few days we will be settling the children into the school routine. If you have any questions and concerns at any time please feel free to come and see us. We are available either in the morning for a quick query or after school if you need more time.

 Our topic this half term will be Ourselves. We will be learning all about our school routines, learning our class rules and covering the following activities.


Make a book about myself

Stories about feelings

Experimenting with mark making using crayons, chalks, pencils etc

Discussing simple picture books

Recognising name, simple word and spelling with magnetic letters

Writing/tracing names

Letters and sounds sessions


Sorting activities-including children by colour of clothes, boys, girls etc.

Numbers in simple rhymes and songs

Recognition of numbers, counting objects, counting to 10 and beyond

Make a class height chart, use descriptive and comparative language

Recognition of 2D shapes and their properties

Use language more and less in counting activities

Handling data- sorting and classifying objects in different ways
Knowledge and Understanding the World-

Activities using our 5 senses eg. taste

Free block play

Make a house with wooden bricks or construction set

Identify local landmarks and those we pass on the way to school

Draw simple  maps of the route from home to school

Talk about special days eg birthdays

Use the computers and interactive whiteboard


Look at each other, look in the mirror –make portraits

Printing with hands, feet, leaves etc

Look at the work of Kandinsky and self portraits of Van Gogh

Singing simple songs and nursery rhymes

Accompany songs with instruments, keeping the beat


  ¨ Please leave your child's P.E. bag in school all week and  ensure all items of  clothing are named, both P.E. items and school  uniform.


¨ Your child will be issued with a named water bottle. Please send  it in daily with fresh water.

 We are both looking forward to an exciting term, we hope the children are too!









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