St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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 Reception                            Mrs Bradley                     Pentecost 2

 EYFS Class Newsletter Pentecost 2

EYFS Recommended Reads Pentecost 2


EYFS Recovery Statement

Time has been very strange especially for our younger learners and the excitement of starting school is a huge step in any child’s life. Covid has supported and promoted the importance of family  and the world around them in a positive way and will be used to support transition. We will ensure we are supporting children to familiarise themselves with the school environment so that they can start building relationships with key members of staff. Children will have missed opportunities in the last few terms of nursery to become fully school ready. The EYFS curriculum will provide opportunities for this in a variety of characteristic ways such as role-play activities, encouraging independence at lunch and snack times and encouraging children to develop independence when putting on their coats/shoes and with personal self-care skills. Circle time games will support personal and social and communication skills as part of a phased recovery in EYFS. 

EYFS Summer Holiday Distance Learning
EYFS Summer Holiday Diary
EYFS Phonics Flashcard Set 1
EYFS Phonics Flashcard Set 2
EYFS Phonics Flashcard Set 3
EYFS Phonics Flashcard Set 4
EYFS Phonics Flashcard Set 5
The Cautious Caterpillar
The Cautious Caterpillar Spread Your Wings
The Cautious Caterpillar
EYFS Class Learning Friday 17th July
EYFS Class Learning Thursday 16th July
EYFS Class Learning Wednesday 15th July
EYFS Class Learning Tuesday 14th July
EYFS Class Learning Monday 13th July
EYFS Class Learning Friday 10th July
EYFS Class Learning Thursday 9th July
EYFS Class Learning Wednesday 8th July
EYFS Class Learning Tuesday 7th July
EYFS Class Learning Monday 6th July 
EYFS Writing Standards
EYFS Writing Standards

Reception is part of the foundation stage. 

Children may arrive at school at 8.45 and join their friends on the playground. 

School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm where you will collect your child on the playground outside the reception classroom. Please phone the School Office if you are delayed. If you've arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance. 


Class Teacher: Mrs Bradley

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Wright, Mrs Dear and Mrs Goor (1:1 Teaching Assistant).

Welcome to Lent 2020 

At the beginning of term, we send home our Reception News for the term and our Reception Knowledge Organiser outlining what we'll be covering this term. Please see  attachments above. 

News & Dates 

See diary dates tab on website and key diary dates on newsletter attachments above. 


School uniform and P.E. kit is compulsory. 

All clothing (including hats, scarves) must be labelled with your child’s name and class.  

Jewellery should be removed for sports activities. 

Visit our Policy tab to look at uniform policy.  


Please check the Galleries page for photos and our twitter feed. 

The School Day 

Break Time 

Your child will be offered a fruit/vegetable snack at morning break time. Children may bring in a fruit/vegetable snack from home but no other snacks are permitted. Children may bring in money (50p) for the Snack Shack. 

Milk is available break time for those who have paid. Milk is free for under 5’s. If your child wishes to have milk once they turn five please see the office. 

Lunch Time 

Lunch for Reception pupils is from 12.00pm. to 1.00pm 

Children in Reception receive a FREE SCHOOL MEAL, which is funded by the Government. You will receive a login code at induction for farm kitchens menus. You need to order your child’s meals by 3.00pm on a Tuesday to receive the meals the following week. 


See attached weekly homework activities. Check out our parent pocket guides and look at our policy. Remember short 5 minute activities daily throughout the week will help consolidate learning at home. Practise recognising those graphemes when hearing a phoneme. Reading and writing tricky words and digit recognition to 20.  


See our English Curriculum page and library page for recommended reading lists and our reading parent pocket guide. Attached is a  list of phonemes and tricky words children will learn in reception and you can practice at home too. 

Meeting Teachers 

During induction before your child starts school you will meet your child’s class teacher. You will also be invited to take part in a home visit where you will get to personally meet your child’s teacher and teaching assistants and ask any questions you may have about your child starting school and your child’s teacher will get to see your child where they are most confident and happy.  

You'll be invited to meet your child’s class teacher for a private 10 minute appointment to discuss progress in the Advent Term and the Lent Term. 

If you wish to see the teacher at any other time, please make an appointment by phoning the School Office or speak to the teacher when dropping off or collecting your child. If your child accompanies you to this meeting, he/she and any other siblings are expected to stay with you at all times and go into the meeting room with you for your meeting. 

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day. 


If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. 

St Norbert's is a 'Healthy School' and would prefer  sweets, chocolate or cakes not to be brought into the classroom; this includes birthday cakes. 

You may provide a plate of prepared fruit for the class to share if you wish. 

If you wish you can buy a book to donate to your child's class and it could be inscribed: 

This book has been donated to Class ... to celebrate the birthday of ... 

Please DO NOT ask teachers to distribute 'birthday bags' or invitations. 

Useful Websites to support Learning: – 5 Oceans Song – 7 Continents Song - Barnaby Bear clips visiting different places - Landmarks of London - Australian Animals – If you go into the bush song