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 to Reception, we hope you had a lovely summer break! We are very excited to introduce the children to their new class and friends. We have lots of exciting things planned for Autumn 1 as we explore the topic of 'ourselves' over the next seven 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 1 in Reception!



This term we are going to be learning about 'ourselves'. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help learn all about our body, how to manage our feelings and our local community. Once we have settled into our new setting, we will start by reading 'Funnybones' to help us learn about the different parts of our body. We will then move on to read books to help us learn about our feelings and what we can do to control our feelings. 

Funnybones (TV Series 1992) - IMDb      Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School: Whybrow, Ian, Reynolds,  Adrian: 9780723295778: BooksPeace at Last by Jill Murphy | Waterstones

This term we will be learning how to explore our new classroom and engage with our learning. Please help your child to be independent by ensuring they can get changed,  feed and go to the toilet by 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 matching and sorting objects, comparing quantities, exploring patterns and comparing size, weight and capacity. 

Parents can help us practise this by completing fun games to practise these skills at home- we will send out some ideas on Dojo each week, once the children have settled

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Our Termly Topic

 We will be looking at books related to the topic 'Ourselves' 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 our names, using an effective pencil grip.

      • We will be counting and comparing small groups of objects.
      • We will begin to learn sounds in phase 2 phonics in order to help us begin to read and write words.


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



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