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St Rose's

Catholic Infant School

We live, love and learn happily in our work and play as part of God's family

Reception - St. Catherine - Mrs Pritchard and Miss McDonagh

Welcome to St Catherine's Class Page



Class Teacher: Mrs Pritchard and Miss McDonagh
Teaching Assistant: Miss Blundell



In RE this week we have been thinking about the different gifts and skills that God has given us in order to help each other. The children will also be sharing their 'Special Boxes,' that they have made at home. 




This week the children will be looking at the digraphs ff, ll and ss. We will also be practising sounding out and blending CVC words and looking at the tricky words 'no, go, to, I, the, into.' 




This week we have been looking at number composition. The children will be exploring how numbers are made up of smaller numbers and that there are different ways to make numbers e.g. 3 = 1+1+1, 2+1 and 3+0


Please try to hear your child read every day.  If they have no words in their books, please ask your child to tell you the story by using the pictures.  Please sign to say they have read each day in their reading record and make any relevant comments. Please can you send your child's reading record in every day so that we can record when they do Guided Reading with an adult in class. 

This week's learning

 Key Information
Reading BooksIn Reception school reading books are changed weekly. Your child will be allocated a book change day, which you will be notified of in the Autumn Term. If there is no comment in your child's Reading Record we will assume you have not had a chance to read with your child. Please record the text title(s) in your child's reading record. 
P.E. DayOur P.E. day is Friday afternoon. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.


Forest School


Our Forest School day is every other Thursday morning.  Please make sure your child has their forest school kit and wellies in school. 

A Typical Day in St Catherine Class 

*Please note this is a typical day and timings are approximations.


8:30am-8.45- Children dropped off at the Reception gate.

8.30-8.50am - Fine Motor Activities. 

8.50am-  Register  

9:00am - Phonics

9:20am - RE

10:00am - Child Initiated Learning 

11:00am -Maths

11:30 - Story, toilet, ready for Lunch

11:45 - Lunch 

12.45pm - Register, Handwriting and Guided Reading

1:00 - Group Time 

1:20 - Child Initiated Learning 

2.30pm - Story, Prayer and get ready for home 






Parent Information Evening Presentation