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Curriculum Newsletter

Please open the relevant document below to find out about what your child is learning and what you can do to support your child's learning.

Reception Curriculum

The documents below contain information regarding teaching and learning in Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class 
At St Joseph's we aim to create a warm, happy, secure and inviting learning environment, which will helpt the children feel comfortable, confident and respectful of themselves and others. We aim to creat an environment which will meet the needs of each individual child so that they can build upon their exisiting knowledges and expereinces that you, as parents, have already taught them. 

We will help the children to achieve thier full potential in every possible respect, developing their thinking, their knowledge, their skills and their attitudes to prepare them for life in the every-changing world. 
Meet the staff
Class Teacher and Key Worker - Mrs J Heyes
Teaching Assistant - Miss R Campbell
Teaching Assistant (PM) - Mrs L Mooney
A typical day in Reception Class
A typical day in Reception consists of daily phonics, Literacy and Maths focus groups in the morning and other subjects from across the curriculum in the afternoon. 
These are enhanced within the areas of provision in the classroom, such as the craft area, role-play area, small world area, phonics area and painting area. 
We have an outside classroom containing the sand area, water area, construction area and music area to name just a few. 
The topic we look at changes each half term to give the children a broad and varied curriculum.Details of this can be found on the long term plan. 
For RE we follow the scheme "The Way, The Truth and The Life".  


Welcome to Reception

(September 28th) Year Six helped to welcome our new Reception children into the St. Joseph’s community. The collective worship was well attended by parents and carers of both Y6 and Reception children. We hope all the children have a happy and successful time with us at St. Joseph’s.
Helping your child at home.

Below are documents which were given out during the Phonics and Reading meeting in October or at the Parents Evening.