Reception

4-5 year olds

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage - Reception classes.
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In Reception this term, the children are all set to explore and discover! We will be investigating the animal life cycle, and how we care for living things, such as plants, pets and other people.   Our two story focuses over the half term will be ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and then ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The children will continue to use Talk for Writing as a framework for learning the stories and the tools they need to write.

Throughout our phonics learning, we are continuing to focus on the sounds we have learnt so far, as well as building our knowledge of sounds that are new to us. Children will be reading words, captions and sentences and talking about what they have read. We will continue to use picture clues to help the children and encourage the use of robot arms to help with blending and segmenting new words. Alongside this, we will be engaging children with lots of exciting opportunities for writing, so much so, they won’t even realise they are writing! This half term is a real opportunity to build on their phonic confidence and see their writing flourish.


In our Mathematics, we will be using the story ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ as a stimulus for learning. The children will be investigating doubles, halves, number bonds to 10, time, positional language, measure, and symmetry. We will continue to embed their knowledge of number and counting, using resources that are familiar to them such as Numicon.

Meet Our Team

We have an experienced and skillful staff team who share responsibility for all pupils across both classes.
Miss Day
Miss DayClass Teacherhday@stmichaelschurchschool.co.uk
Miss McMullon
Miss McMullonClass Teacheremcmullon@stmichaelschurchschool.co.uk
Mrs Smith
Mrs SmithHLTA
Miss Mifsud
Miss MifsudTeaching Assistant
Mrs Stringer
Mrs StringerTeaching Assistant
Mrs S Smith
Mrs S SmithTeaching Assistant
Mrs Esposito
Mrs EspositoTeaching Assistant

St. Michael's Church School
Constantine Drive
Stanground South
Peterborough
PE2 8SZ

Headteacher
Mrs Jackie Ashley

Chair of Governors
Mr Graham Shorter

School Office
01733 306778
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Monday-Friday  8.30am - 4pm

Breakfast & After School Club
01733 306779

Monday-Friday
7.45am - 8.40am and 3pm - 6pm

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