5th September 2019


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to Reception! We hope you have all had a fun filled summer holiday and are looking forward to the coming academic year as much as we are. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you back and give you some information about the year ahead.


In Reception, children are able to make use of the outside area each day. Could we please ask that you ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothes. Could we also ask that you write your child’s name in their school uniforms to ensure that they are easily identifiable.


Your child will be given a reading book which will be changed weekly. Reading books and homework will be given out each Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Some of the homework can be emailed in to us at reception@st-annes-pri.mancheser.sch.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter @StAnnesAncoats.


Each half term we will be learning about a different topic. This half term our topic will be, ‘All About Me’, where we will we be learning all about ourselves and our families. For each topic we will ask that children take part in a project with you at home. This half term we would ask that you create a family tree at home for the children to bring in and display in our classroom. This can be done in any way you wish; it’s completely up to you!


In maths we will be working on numbers, matching number to quantity and thinking more about different shapes.


In RE our big question will be, ‘Why am I precious?’ We will be thinking lots about what makes ourselves so special to the people in our families and also to God. Our other topic will be Judaism.


In PSHE we will be thinking about how we are all different and how we can celebrate these differences. We will also be learning about our families and exploring our feelings.


In music our topic is ‘Our Senses’. This unit will allow children to explore their own ideas about music and movement and share their thoughts with others.


In PE this half term we are going to be thinking about fundamental skills. We will be doing some of our sessions outside and would appreciate it if you could bring in a pair of trainers as part of your child’s PE kit. Please bring in a pair of black shorts and a white t shirt in a bag marked with your child’s name. This can be left in school for the half term.


If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff who will be happy to make an appointment.


We can’t wait to get started!


Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Mirza and Miss Shing.










Our new homework system is up and running! We have had an amazing response, and have loved receiving your emails. Please keep them coming! Feel free to send in anything that you think we should see.

Remember… If it is important to your children it is important to us!




We love reading! Alongside reading and retelling stories in the reading area, children try to find different things in their books. You could try some of these ideas at home; they are great for early readers! Ask children if they can find a word in their book and ‘put it in their window’. The children use their fingers as their windows and frame what they find. We do this with words, sentences, different punctuation or certain sounds or tricky words that we have been practising. Give it a try!



In Reception we love singing songs to help us with our phonics. Here are some of our favourites!