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Things to remember: Reception things to remember

Foundation Phase Reading Leaflet: Reading-leaflet-FP

Letters and Sounds Information: Letters and Sounds leaflet

Pupils’ Individual Sport’s Day Colours: Reception Sports Day 2017


Topic/Curriculum Information

Autumn (Baseline assessment first 4-6 weeks)

Glow and Glitter/Treasure: Glow and Glitter/Treasure Topic Overview

Parents’ Overview: Autumn Term Curriculum Map


When I Go To Sleep: When I Go To Sleep Topic Overview                                          

Parents’ Overview: Spring Term Curriculum Map


Food Glorious FoodFood Glorious Food Topic Overview                                    

Parents’ Overview: Summer Term Curriculum Map


Reception Weekly Timetable

Monday: School Reading Book Assessment Day

Tuesday:  Homework due in by today at the latest

Wednesday: School Reading Book Assessment Day. P.E. Please wear tracksuit and trainers to school.

Thursday:  Homework given out, Spelling test day.

Friday: School Reading Book Assessment Day

Please send reading books and records into school daily.



Reception homework will be given out to the children every Thursday. This needs to be completed and handed back into school by the following Monday so that we have time to mark it. One week the focus will be English skills and the following week the focus will be Maths skills. Spelling tests will be every Wednesday/ Thursday.

Reading Homework

Reception reading days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday!


In St. Therese’s Primary School we use The Oxford Reading Tree as our main reading scheme. In Reception, your child will initially be introduced to the characters and then in time some core vocabulary before being introduced to the scheme. For more information on The Oxford Reading Tree please visit:

We will endeavour to listen to every child read and change their reading book (if needed) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that this may not always be possible. Therefore, can you please ensure your child has their book bags and reading book in school every day.

If you would like more information on how to successfully listen to your child read, please read the report “Parental Engagement and How to Make a Real Difference” found here on the Oxford Reading Tree website:


Reading Eggs

reading eggs

Every child has a subscription to this website in order to personalise their education between home and school. Please use your child’s unique login details and help them to frequently navigate and explore the Reading Eggs.  This program will track and plot your child’s progress across a set of maps and lessons based around phonic and literacy skills. Please see Miss Sartori for your child’s unique password and login. Have fun!



St. Therese’s Primary subscribes to Espresso for every child in the school. This is an award-winning, cross-curricular digital learning service which supports the delivery of the Foundation Phase and the successful integration of digital media into teaching and learning. Espresso provides more than 23,000 digital media resources for all subjects across Foundation. Please login at:

Please see Miss Sartori for home login details.


Although we have provided a list of websites that we recommend, please be aware that St. Therese’s Primary School is not responsible for the content on these pages.


Some reading websites: – Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks. – enjoy some games that Roy the Zebra provides to enhance your reading skills – a site offering a number of quality literacy games, including games to enhance reading – Dinosaur Words – choose the correct tricky word to match what the dinosaur reads to you! – Word Reader – another nice game to help you recognise and read tricky words – CVC Machine – read the cvc word and match with the picture shown

 Online/Interactive Stories – A popular site already, but did you know that CBeebies also has stories you can listen to? -‘The Three Little Pigs’ – listen to an online, audio version of this traditional tale – ‘The Three Bears’ – listen to an online, audio version of this traditional tale -‘The Gingerbread Man’ – listen to an online,  audio version of this traditional tale – read a book from Sebastian the Swan’s bookshelf



Below are some recommended activities/sites to enhance your children’s writing skills. – use the story plant to make your own story and watch it grow! – create your own  scary monster poem!


Welsh Language Patterns / Patrymau Cymraeg

For full list: Welsh Language Patterns

Pwy wyt ti?


… dw i.


Sut wyt ti?


Dw i wedi blino.


Ga i … os gwelwch yn dda?


Cei. / Na chei.


Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?


Mae hi’n … heddiw.


Pa liw?


Coch / Glas / Melyn / Gwyrdd


Pa rif?


Un / Dau / Tri / Pedwar


Sawl un?


Un / Dau / Tri / Pedwar