Reception 2023 - 2024

Mrs Symes

Mrs Williams

Welcome to Reception!

Autumn Term 2


Welcome back.  We hope you have had a lovely, restful half term.  We have got a very busy half term ahead.  Our first focus book of the half term is called ‘I’m Going To Eat This Ant.’  This is a very funny book in which a  hungry ant-eater is determined to eat an ant but has trouble deciding which delicious method he will use to prepare his snack. Meanwhile, the ants have ideas of their own!

P.E. will continue to be on Mondays and Thursdays so children should come into school in their P.E. kits on these days.

Your child will continue to bring home their reading books.  Reading books will be changed weekly on a set day for each child.  If reading 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 make a comment in their reading record to let us know how they have found reading their book at home that week. 

A quick reminder that all children have access to BugClub on  Usernames and passwords are in their reading record books.  BugClub gives your child access to more reading books and there are also comprehension questions you can talk through with your child.

We will continue to work hard with our phonics.  Please see the flashcards in the attached file if required.  A letter mat will came home shortly.

Homework will now 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.

We have lots planned for this half term as always.  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 much appreciated.

Mrs Symes and Mrs Williams

Useful links

Active Learn Login

Purple Mash

Music Links

Mini Music Makers

RNSO music challenges

Stomp Style Body Percussion

Mental Health links:

Please also visit the school's dedicated mental health and well-being page for more information on where to get support.

Welcome to the Reception Learning Hub!

Click on the icons below which will take you straight to the website. The website will give you ideas and activities for their age related learning journey. We will add to this over time. Don't forget to look on Google Classroom for your latest activities!

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Reception: Blog items

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Reception: Gallery items

Leo the Lion's Party, by Mrs Symes

P.E in Reception, by Mrs Symes

Reception Beach School, by Mrs Symes

Reception: Calendar items

Infant Disco, by Mrs King

Formby Assembly Team, by Mrs Monaghan

St. Jerome's Catholic Primary School

Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool L37 2LX

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