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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COVID safety

Only one adult to drop off and collect children

Be on time

Start 9:00am

Finish 3:00pm

Wash your hands before and after school

Come to gate B only (through staff car park)

Do not attend if you or your child are feeling poorly


Your children's safety is our number one priority, therefore no adults will be allowed to enter the school building without an appointment. Reception pupils will enter the site through an exclusive entrance B, through the staff car park to the rear of the building on Langport Avenue. 

For Reception, school will start at 9:00am and finish at 3pm. Please be prompt when dropping off/collecting your child.  We will be using class Dojo to help wit home-school communications. If you need to speak to a teacher, please send them a message on Dojo.



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
Mrs Fawcett-Foster 

Mrs Hodgkiss
Mrs Fawcett-Foster 
Miss Martin


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, Growing Frogs and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 



 Titch (Classic Board Books): Hutchins, Pat: BooksGrowing Frogs (Nature Storybooks): French, Vivian, Bartlett,  Alison: BooksVery Hungry Caterpillar, the: Carle, Eric: Books

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.
label all their clothes with their name.
All children will need a water bottle to be kept in school, especially in the upcoming summer months. 

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 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, ss

Some children will be learning phase 3 phonics: 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


If you are unsure which sounds your child is learning, please ask their teacher so that you can practice reading/writing words including those sounds with them.



In Numeracy, we will be focusing on finding the total by adding two groups of objects (to 10 then 20). We will also be learning how to order objects by size, length and height and looking at symmetry and patterns.

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

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!



Our Class Targets

  • This half term we are focusing on CVC words and writing simple sentences using an effective pencil grip.
  • We will be focused on counting and ordering numbers to 20 and adding two groups of objects together. 

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  • We will continue to learn sounds in phase 2 and phase 3 phonics, in order to help us begin to read and write words.


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