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 half term break! We have lots of exciting things planned for Autumn 2 as we explore the topic of 'Traditional Tales' over the next eight 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 Williams
Mrs Stockley

Ms Majda

Mrs Hodgkiss
Mrs Khan
Mrs Malik



Welcome to Autumn Term 2 in Reception!



This term we are going to be learning about 'Traditional Tales'. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of familiar books to help develop our literacy skills. We will be reading The Enormous Turnip, The Magic Porridge Pot, Hansel and Gretel  and Jack and the Beanstalk.  For the last couple of weeks of term, our learning environment will be focused on Christmas. 




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 1 phonics, we will be beginning to learn some sounds in phase 2.

We will learn how to blend to read and segment to spell simple words using the phase 2 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.

In the first few weeks we will send children home with a library book. This book is to be enjoyed at home – the children are not expected to read the words, but they can practise telling the story using the pictures in the book. The children will be able to change this book weekly.

When the children are ready, we will begin to send home words including the sounds that your child has been learning in school. Please support your child reading these words daily and put a tick next to the word when they are able to read it. Please also do the same for writing the word. Once each word has 3 ticks, your child will be given a new set of words. Please tick only when your child has read the word, as we only want to move on when they are confident with the given set of words.


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In Numeracy, we will be focusing on subitising amounts to 3, exploring numbers 5, recognising shapes, positional language and time.

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

Our Termly Topic

We will be looking at books related to the topic 'Traditional Tales' 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 CVC words, using an effective pencil grip.
  • We will be subitising (recognising without counting) groups of objects to 5.
  • We will continue to learn sounds in phase 2 phonics in order to help us begin to read and write words.
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