Class 2 Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Kay

Welcome to Class 2

This half term's theme is 'Into the Woods'. We will be reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Micheal Rosen, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and the traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood, as well as many non-fiction books about Bears, Wolves and woodland environments.

Take a look at Spring 2 Curriculum map for our full teaching and learning coverage.


You will be able to follow your child's learning experiences using the Taspestry Online Learning Journal. 


Important dates for your diary

Come and join our phonics sessions.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.10 am until Easter (Please sign up to join in outside class 3) Phonics made Easy

World Book Day. Come dressed as your favourite book character on Thursday 5th March.

Sing Up! Join us on Friday 13th March in KS1 Hall at 10.30 am 

Zoo Lab. Visit from Zoo Lab on Friday 20th March.



Look at our new EYFS notice board on the shed or talk to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Kay, Mrs Baddeley & Mrs Holman


This term's homework


All pupils are required to wear a blue shirt and the school tie with a school sweater or cardigan.


All uniform can be purchased on-line from my school style.

Hungry Little Minds

Children soak up every little bit of stimulation you can give them. It’s all the little things that make a big difference with the development of their speech and understanding of words. Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are interested in all sorts of things. The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love:

Children will make a game out of almost anything. When you play with them you can see their imaginations light up. Whether it’s I spy while on the bus, peek-a-boo at bath-time or even a game of teddy bears’ picnic at tea-time.

Children love to talk about all sorts of things. It all goes in, even when they’re too young to say much back. So just go with what they are interested in.

Children love it when you read with them. It all goes in. Every single word. From a book, a magazine, even a shopping list.

Search Hungry Little Minds for simple tips and activities or to find out what’s available where you live.



BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity dedicated to getting children reading.

BookTrust get children reading in lots of different ways, but their priority is to get more children excited about books, rhymes and stories – because if reading is fun, children will want to do it.

Much of their focus is on the early years because starting early and involving the whole family is the best way to get children reading. BookTrust website is packed full of reading tips, recommendations,a bookfinder and much much more.

Here are some handy guides to help you when reading with your child.

Reading with your child 4-6 year olds (English version)

Reading with your child (available in 28 languages)

Examples of how to read with your child

Free online storybooks

Files to Download

Class 2 Reception : Events items

School re-opens, by Mrs Marsh

School closes for Easter, by Mrs Marsh

School re-opens, by Mrs Marsh

Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Dane Bank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174