Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Let the love of Christ show in all that we do.


Welcome to the class page for the pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception Class. Our class teacher is Mrs Berry. Mrs Graham and Mrs McMurrough help us in class. We enjoy learning both indoors and outside and have a lovely outdoor environment which we access each day to learn.

Reception will have PE on a Tuesday morning, starting from 15th September. Children should come to school wearing their PE kit on that day.

Reception will get a reading book on a Tuesday. These need to be read/discussed with your child at least 3 times per week. Books need to be returned on a Monday.

Once the children are settled, phonics homework will be sent home on a Friday. Please ensure you sit with your child to practise recognising the phonemes (sounds) they have learnt in school that week. Your child will also need to practise writing the grapheme (letter). Please return phonics homework on a Monday.

Talk homework is a very important part of our Reception class to help develop your child's speaking, understanding and vocabulary. The homework is linked to what we are learning about in class and allows the child to be prepared for upcoming work and to talk about what we have covered already. Talk homework is sent home on a Friday. Please sit down for 10 minutes with your child to talk about the task set. This can either be recorded on the sheet or added to Tapestry. Please return this by Monday.

Charlie Bear is our class mascot and he loves nothing more than going home with the children of Reception and having an adventure with them! Each child, over the course of the year, will get the opportunity to take Charlie Bear home and do exciting things with him.  We ask that you also complete a page in Charlie's diary so that we know what you have been up to. You can add photos to this too (or send them to me via Tapestry and I will print them and add them in) so that your child can share their adventure with Charlie with their classmates. Charlie goes home on a Friday and needs to be returned to school on Monday following.