St Peters CofE Primary


Welcome to Reception

Welcome Robins and Kookaburras!

 The Robins class teacher is: is Miss Westlake

The Kookaburra class teachers are: Mrs Watts (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Knowles (Wednesday - Friday).

The support staff are: Mrs Bidwell, Miss Brooks, Mrs Jefferies, Miss Ellis

 Reception Curriculum 

 Contact Us

If you have any questions or messages for the Reception team please email us:


Important Messages

We encourage children to read at home as often as possible, ideally we aim for all children to read five times a week or more at home.

Please bring book bags every day.

PE is on Friday. Please ensure your child's PE kit is kept in school. From Term 4, we will be doing PE outside, please send in jogging bottoms and trainers to stay in the PE bag or send in every Friday. 

Please ensure that all clothes and personal items are labelled with your child's name so that we can return it if they get lost.

Each child will have an Interactive Learning Diary. We use to these accounts to communicate with parents and upload observations of your children’s learning. We also welcome your own photos and comments! If you have any trouble accessing your child's account please speak to one of the teachers.   

Key Dates


Tuesday 21st November / Wednesday 22nd November - Stay and Watch Phonics
9am - 9.30am
Wednesday 13th December - Reception Nativity Performance
(9.30am and 2pm in Infant Hall).
Friday 15th December - last day of Term 2.
Tuesday 2nd January - INSET day (school closed)
Wednesday 3rd January - First day of Term 3
Forest School - Term 2
Wednesday 22nd November - Kookaburra Class
Wednesday 29th November - Robin Class

Useful Resources

Below are some very helpful links to support your child when learning their Phonic sounds and to support Reading at home. Please ask your child's class teacher if you require any additional information, we are happy to help!


At St Peter's we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy.  By the end of Reception we hope your child is confident recognising and using set 1 sounds.

Click the image to enlarge it and view all of the sounds we teach and the special rhymes we use.

To hear the sounds pronounced correctly follow the link below: 


Key Words

We also focus on learning to read and write high frequency words. In Reception we call these 'Key Words'. Once your child can read all of the words in one set, they will earn a certificate and move onto the next set of words.

Click the image to view all of the Reception Key Words or follow the link here.


What's happening this year?

Below is a short overview of what will happen each term in Reception this year.

Term 1 - Marvellous Me

In term one our topic is ‘Marvellous Me’. We spend a lot of time getting to know each other and learning to play and share with our friends. We also learn to look after resources and learn our classroom routines. Throughout our topic we will learn lots about ourselves. We will talk about our families, our bodies and our homes.

We will also be learning lots of Nursery Rhymes and the song "Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow" to perform to our parents for Harvest. 

Term 2 - Off We Go!

This term our topic is called 'Off we go!' We will be learning about different modes of transport, holidays and the different journeys we make on land, sea and in the air! Along the way we will be learning about different cultures and countries.   

Term 3 - Terrific Tales 

In this topic we share lots of different traditional tales focussing on The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen.  This topic is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with the repetition and rhyme of lots of our favourite stories. We will practise our construction skills and test different materials and see which will keep out that pesky wolf!        

Term 4 - Everyday Heroes

During this topic we learn about Everyday Superheroes who help us learn, who keep us safe, who look after us if we are unwell and who provides us with food. We think about how we can all be superheroes. We design and create our own emergency vehicles and even get to meet a few Everyday Heroes in person! 

Term 5 - Fabulous Food and Dazzling Drinks

This term we share lots of fantastic books about food including Handa's Surprise, The Royal Dinner, Ketchup on your Cornflakes to name a few! We create our own meals and drinks and visit a shop to buys some ingredients.  

Term 6 - Under the sea

‘Rainbow Fish’ is the book we focus on when starting our topic ‘Under the Sea.’ There are lots of wet children and teachers during this topic as we investigate water and creatures that live under the sea! We explore real fish and discuss what we know about the sea side including a trip to the seaside!