Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Symes

Mrs Williams



                                                         Spring Term 1

                                                       Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone.  We hope you have all had a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and are well rested, ready for the busy half term ahead.  During this half term we will be basing the first part of our literacy work on our current book which is ‘Naughty Bus’.  This is a lovely book which is designed to encourage conversation, visual literacy and imaginative play.  It has the most wonderful illustrations which will no doubt inspire some creative artwork for our displays.

We will continue to work hard with our phonics learning.  You will be kept up to date with current sounds and phases.  We would encourage you to consolidate this learning with your child at home as this will really help their progress.

P.E. will continue to be on Mondays and Wednesdays so children should come into school in their P.E. kits on these days.  If children have trainers at home then they may be more appropriate footwear particularly while the weather is wet as the black pumps do not keep the children’s feet particularly dry.

Reading books will still be changed weekly.  Your child will have the same set day to change their books.  If books and reading records are kept in book bags this makes it easier to change the books as there is less chance of them being left at home accidentally.  Please sign the reading record and make a comment to let us know how your child is progressing with their reading at home.  Please also remember that your child has access to lots of reading books on the Bug Club section of

Homework will still be sent home on Fridays and should be sent back in by the following Tuesday.  If this is ever a problem then please let us know.

Snack money for this half term will be £5.  Could you please send this in a named envelope?

We have lots planned for this half term as always.  It is Chinese New Year on Tuesday 1st February and we will learn about its many traditions.  This helps children understand different cultural practices and builds on their Understanding the World topics.

Please continue to check the class page for updates.  Gallery items are regularly put onto the class page to give you an insight into what the children have been doing.  The ‘Word of the Week’ is also put onto the class page weekly as a news item.  This is displayed in the class window too.

If you ever have any queries or anything you wish to speak to us about then please do not hesitate to speak to us at the door.  Alternatively there is the class email which is  The email is checked very regularly.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support.  It is very much appreciated.

Mrs Symes and Mrs Williams



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St Jerome's CE Primary School

Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool L37 2LX

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