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


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! We have lots of exciting things planned for Spring 2 term as we explore the topic of Transport and Travel' over the next five 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:


                                                                                      Click here to see our Long Term Plan 

Meet the Staff...


Miss Williams
Mrs Stockley

Ms Majda

Mrs Hodgkiss
Mrs Khan
Mrs Malik



Welcome to Spring 2 in Reception!



TThis term we are going to be learning about Transport and Travel. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help learn all about they different ways we can travel, looking at the differences between old and new vehicles, studying and creating maps. We will start by reading ‘You can’t take an Elephant on the Bus, which is a silly story introducing a variety of modes transport. We will go onto look at ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’, ‘The Train Ride’ and some non-fiction texts about maps and journeys. 

You Can't take an Elephant on the Bus — David TazzymanMr Gumpy's Motor Car - Books - Living Paintings

lovemybooks | FREE reading resources for parentsMaps: From Anna to Zane: First Skills


We will continue to learn how to explore our classroom and engage with our learning. Please help your child to be independent by ensuring they can get changed, feed and wash their hands themselves. Each child will need a bag of spare clothes and their PE kits and a water bottle, 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 and 3.

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 practice 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.


Here are some useful websites:



In Numeracy, we will be focusing on automatically recalling number bonds to 5, exploring the composition of numbers and number bonds to 10. We will also be developing our skills in recognising and describing  2D and 3D shapes and exploring patterns.

Parents can help us by completing fun games to practise these skills at home- we will send out some ideas on Dojo each week.



Here are some useful websites:


Our Termly Topic

We will be looking at books related to the topic ‘Transport and Travel’  this half term, we will be focusing our literacy and creative work around these stories, including investigating and sorting vehicles, making our own vehicles in the junk modelling area and investigating floating.

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.
      • 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.


cartoon illustration of a school children feel happy back to school Stock  Photo - Alamy



Useful Websites
Back to the Top