Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Cairns


Welcome to our class page!

Teacher - Mrs Cairns

TA - Mrs Mehmood

Welcome to Reception.  I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas break. I am sure that you will all miss Mr Puddick, but I am really looking forward to getting to know you this term. We will be moving on to our new topic 'Pets.' The children will be learning about different types of pets and how to look after them. We will also be exploring the differences between pets and wild animals and why it is important to be kind to animals. We would like children to learn to show care and concern for animals and the environment. If you would like to share any photographs, videos or other information about the pets you have at home, please let us know.  In Maths we will be learning about number bonds within five, and then moving onto counting, comparing and simple addition with numbers up to ten. In RE we will be learning about Celebrations and how the Parish family celebrate.  In Phonics children will be continuing with the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics scheme. We will begin reading the Ditty books and Storybooks and will use the sounds the children learnt in the Autumn term to read and write simple words and sentences.



Reading books will be sent out every Monday. You need to be reading with your child every night and signing your child’s reading record. The reading book needs to be in school every day so that they can be read with in school.

PE Kit 

Reception will continue having PE lessons every Thursday so please can you make sure that your child comes to school with their PE kit on.

The school PE kit consists of a plain white t-shirt, a pair of black shorts/leggings and a pair of pumps.



In Reception, the children will receive homework on a Monday. This is expected to be completed by Thursday on Seesaw or on paper if this is not possible. If you need any help or support you can speak to Mrs Cairns


In the Foundation Stage, we use an app called ‘Tapestry’ to record your child’s progress. You can access this at home by visiting and entering your username and password.

If you would like your login details, then please speak to Mrs Cairns





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St Chad's RC Primary School

Balmfield Street, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 0SP

Headteacher - Mrs S. Brackenridge

Tel: 0161 205 6965


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