St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
The Prayer team were invited to spend the afternoon with Bishop Declan to talk about the Year of Mission. They travelled to his home in Leigh Woods where they were shown around his house and garden, shared photos of activities they had been doing in school and asked him lots of questions about his role as Bishop. Each class had submitted a question that they would like answered and the interview was recorded so the Bishop's responses could be played back to the whole school in Assembly. The Prayer team felt very honoured to be invited to Bishop Declan's house and enjoyed spending time with him and eating some rather delicious cakes which he had provided!A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  
 

Reception 
 

 
TERM ONE 
 
We are Reception Class  
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We are developing our spirituality and joining in with morning prayers. We have been listening to and exploring the creation story. We have been learning that the creation story tells of God's love for each and everyone of us.  
 
 
Settling in 
 
Our focus this term is settling into life at St Francis'. Our teachers spend time 
getting to know us; discovering our needs and interests through play. Through play activities we learn in different ways and build relationships. We continue our journey from pre-school to become capable, confident, and self-assured strong people and learners.  
 
 
 
Motor skills 
 
 
We are given plenty of opportunities to practise our fine and gross motor skills  
 
through P.E sessions and exploring equipment such as scissors, tweezers,  
 
hammers, spades, pens, pencils and paintbrushes. The development of these 
 
skills will help us as we build up from mark making to writing.  
 
 
We have been exploring number. 
Look at our mark making!  
We have been creating models together. We have added characters and been using our communication skills to develop storyline and narrative in our play.  
 
 
 
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achievements as a whole. Please click here to print a set of certificates. 
 
TERM TWO 
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We have been making the most of the wet weather in our mud kitcken! We have been working together to create delicious mud pies and cakes.  
 
 
TERM THREE 
Land Ahoy! 
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We created underwater animals and used a repeating pattern to decorate them. 
We worked as a team and listened to each others ideas. 
Land Ahoy! 
Reception class received a letter from Pirate Pat at the beginning of term. Pirate Pat was in need of some new pirate recruits. Reception class had to complete special tasks before they could become qualified pirates. 
We were lucky enough to learn from the experts of the RNLI beach buddies through an enjoyable puppet show learning all about water safety. The class really enjoyed role play this term dressing up as pirates and sending secret messages in bottles.  
On the last day of term the children were able to retell the story of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' and sing sea shanties confidently. Pirate Pat was so impressed with his new recruits that he sent a pirate treasure map for the children to follow. The class found the treasure buried in the sand pit! 
 
 
TERM FOUR 
Ready, Steady, Grow! 
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Our topic is 'Ready Steady Grow'. We have been finding out how seeds, plants and people grow. We have enjoyed learning about how things change during a lifecycle. During this term we have been lucky enough to explore first hand how snow changes from a solid to a liquid when it is warmed up. 
Observational painting of a pot of daffodils. Looking carefully at size, shape and colour. 
Holy Week workshop learning about Ash Wednesday. 
Developing our muscles with lots of skipping and jumping. 
Holy Week workshop learning about the last supper. 
Group nest building during outdoor learning. 
Two lambs visit reception class. 
Fossil hunting during oudoor learning. 
Learning about how things grow and what lambs need to grow and how to care for them. 
 
TERM FIVE 
Rumble in the Jungle! 
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During this term Reception children have been developing their team work skills completing team games including relay races. 
Reception children love using their imagination in creating and telling stories to the class. They then have the oppotunity to act out the stories with their friends. 
Reception children developing their listening and attention skills by completing a doubling game. 
Jungle explorers spotting animals and working colaboratively to develop thier imagination. 
 
TERM SIX 
Up High and Down Below 
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