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St Joseph's RC Primary School

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Bernadette Class


Hello, my name is Miss Fisher and I am the Reception class teacher. The team of adults in Reception is made up of myself, Jean, Monique and Sarah. Our class name is Bernadette.


In Reception class we learn lots of exciting things and work towards the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals.


In literacy we concentrate on learning our phonics and reading and writing. We cover phases 2 and 3 from the Letters and Sounds scheme and we use Jolly Phonics to support the learning.


In numeracy, by the end of the year, we would like the children to be able to count, do simple addition and subtraction and know the most common 2D and 3D shapes.


On top of this we do lots of creative investigations and topic work for the other curriculum areas!


Homework is given out every Friday and needs to be returned every Wednesday. However, if there are any difficulties found over the weekend, let me know by Monday so we can help before Wednesday.



This term our topic is Healthy Living. We will be looking closely at heathy and unhealthy foods and how to live a healthy lifestyle. The children will learn the difference between fruit and vegetables and will have the opportunity to try some of these as well as using different media and materials to recreate representations of different foods.


In literacy this term we will begin writing sentences as we are approaching the end of phase three phonics. The children will be asked to write a simple recount of their weekend using their phonetic knowledge as well as their knowledge of 'tricky words'.


In numeracy this term the children will be introduced to the concepts of addition and subtraction. 


We look forward to the term ahead!