St Gregory & St Patrick's Catholic Infant School

Welcome to our Reception page. As a Reception team we strive to incorporate all learning styles by using a wide range of activities within all areas of the classroom, we hope to create independent learners who are keen to explore the world around them and have a strong love of learning. Take a look at our Class pages to see what we have been busy learning during this term Scroll down for some useful websites and documents to help support your child's learning at home. 

                 Who's Who in Reception:

Class 4 teacher: Mrs Gillies

Class 6 teacher: Miss Young

HL Teaching Assistants: Mrs Grearson and Miss Cape

Teaching Assistants: Miss Linton Miss Moffitt and Mrs King

Have a look at our class pages below...

 

Class 4                                                         Class 6

Important information for Reception Parents: 

  1. Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school everyday, they will be taken home on a Friday. A bottle with a sports cap is best. 
  2. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school, which has all items named, PE kits will go home after each half term:    PE days: Class 4: Thursday Class 6 : Friday 
  3. Orange homework books will go home on Mondays, please complete and return by Friday
  4. Reading Folders are currently going home each Friday and need to be returned for Monday. 

We held a workshop to explain how we teach phonics and maths and to show what you can do at home to help your child progress and build confidence.  Parents who attended found it most useful. 

Reading    

How to help your child at home.

Here are some questions you might want to ask your child when sharing a book at home, either their book from school or a story from home. Please feel free to write down different questions you have asked your child and how well they understood their book.

It is very important that your child can answer questions about the story they are reading/ have read, in order to become a confident reader.

Where is the blurb? What does it tell us?

Can you show me where the title/ author are?

How did........feel?

Who was in the book?

What happened after....?

What happened at the end of the story?

Why did.....?

Who was the character that....?

What was your favourite part of the story?

Where did......?

What happened at the start of the story?

When did....? 

Remember to use our Jolly Phonics actions at home

Here are our Tricky words for Autumn, can your child read them by sight?

Esk Avenue, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8AJ

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