St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

'For with God nothing shall be impossible' Luke 1:37

Langport Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NG

0161 273 3648




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Reception school day - please be on time:

Start 8:50am (gates open from 8:40am)

Finish 3:20pm (1:30pm on Fridays)

Come to gate B only (through staff car park)


Please check ClassDojo page for weekly updates and tasks.



Welcome back to Reception, we hope you had a lovely Easter break! We have lots of exciting things planned for Summer 1 as we explore the topic of 'Growing and Life-cycles' over the next six weeks. 


In the early years foundation stage (EYFS), we study the same topics throughout the year in order to deepen the children's knowledge and understanding. However, the weekly planning will be differentiated appropriately to meet the needs of all children for each year group. Below is a list of our class topics for the year. Have a look and see what your child will be learning during each term this year:

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Autumn 1 - Ourselves

Autumn 2 - Traditional Tales
Spring 1 - Changes

Spring 2 - Stories from Around the World 

Summer 1 - Growing and Life-cycles

Summer 2 - Animals

Meet the Staff...


Miss Weale

Mrs Selby-Shore
Ms Majda

Mrs Hodgkiss
Miss Martin
Mrs Malik


Welcome to Summer Term 1 in Reception!



This term we are going to be learning about 'Growing and life-cycles'. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help develop our literacy skills - understanding and writing sentences. We will be reading Titch, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learning about frog and chick life-cycles. 



  Titch by Pat Hutchins | Waterstones    The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]: Eric Carle : Carle, Eric, Carle,  Eric: BooksMy Bean Diary…. – St Agnes C.E. Primary School

Please continue to help your child to be independent by ensuring they can get changed, feed and toilet themselves. Each child will need a bag of spare clothes and their PE kits on their peg, to be kept in school. They will be sent home half termly to be washed.

ReadingPlease can you read with your child for at least 5 minutes a day and write in their reading diary weekly.

Phonics, Phonics, Phonics!!

In phonics, alongside continuing to develop our phase 2 and 3 phonics, we will learn how to blend to read and segment to spell simple words and sentences using the phase 2 and 3 sounds.

The sounds we will be focusing on in Phase 2  are; s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll and ss.

Some children will be learning Phase 3 phonics. The sounds they will learn in this phase are: j. v. w. x. y. z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.

We will continue to send home words including the sounds that your child has been learning for you to practise at home.


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In Numeracy, we will be focusing on building numbers beyond 20, adding and taking away (to 10 then 20). We will also be learning about doubling, sharing and odd and even numbers. We will also be working with shape, matching, rotating and manipulating shapes.

Parents can help us practice this by completing fun games to practice these skills at home (see homework sheets and links on Dojo).


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Our Termly Topic

We will be looking at books related to the topic 'Growing and life-cycles' this half term, we will be focusing our literacy and creative work around these stories.


The EYFS Framework


Throughout Nursery and Reception, we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. We use this to teach each child, considering their level of development and any additional needs. A copy of this can be viewed here :

Staff are always on hand to discuss your child’s development and give advice or practical support on how to encourage learning at home as well as at school! We are happy to help!

This page will be uploaded on a regular basis will any class information, news and alerts, and pictures and videos showcasing our learning while at St Luke’s! (see Dojo for photos)



Our Class Targets

    • This half term we are focusing on writing simple phrases and sentences, using an effective pencil grip.
    • We will be exploring number bonds to 10 and spatial awareness.
    • We will continue to learn sounds in phase 2 and 3 phonics in order to help us begin to read and write words and sentences.
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