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St Michael's RC Primary School

St Michael's RC Primary School

‘I came so that you may have life, life in all its fullness’ – John 10.10

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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to the reception page, here you will find helpful information and a little insight into all the wonderful things we are learning.

St JudeSt. Andrew

Class Teacher - Mrs Sliney

TA Miss Leach

TA Mrs Basha

Class Teacher - Miss Williamson

TA Mrs Machin


A little bit about us

We love to sing and dance!

"Hi there, I am Mrs Sliney. I love working in the Early Years setting. I love how everyday is different and full of surprises. I am passionate about saving the bees and love gardening to create a bright and colourful outdoor environment." 

"Hi, I am Miss Williamson. I love working in Early Years, I love the creativity and surprises it brings us everyday! I enjoy reading and can't wait to read with you all! I will encourage everyone to express themselves by being creative."


Dates for your diary

13th September – All Reception children in full days, 8.30am3.00pm

17th September – Jeans for Genes day

24th September- MacMillan Day

29th September - St. Michael's Day

Black History Month (October)

21st October - Harvest Festival

21st October – Last day of Term 1




Termly Overview


At St. Michael's, we teach our phonics through the Read. Write. Inc. Programme. 


Your child's PE kit should be in school all week. As well as completing physical activities in our EYFS environment, we also take part in PE once a week. We encourage the children to dress for PE independently and fasten their own buttons, we complete daily Funky Finger activities to encourage fine motor development to help them achieve this.

This term PE will be on Wednesday's. Please ensure all earring are removed or covered.

Forest School

Small groups of children will be taken each week to explore our Forest School on a Monday and Tuesday.

Reading at Home

Please ensure you are reading with your child everyday.

We have provided each child with their own set of sound cards to help practice their phonics skills at home. Please begin by practicing the recognition of each sound as instructed by the Jotter videos. Once your child is confident of the sounds, you can begin to arrange them to make simple words for your child to practice their blending e.g. c - a - t = cat 

Reading books will be changed once a week according to your child's house team. 

Monday - St. Lucy -Red Team

Tuesday - St. Bernadette - Blue Team

Wednesday - St. Joan of Arc - Yellow Team

Friday - St Therese - Green Team

Please make sure your child brings their Learning Journal to school everyday as a point of contact.

Jotter Learning Platform

At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Teachers will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.


Jotter gives children the opportunity to explore concepts such as wikis and blogs in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.

Collective Worship

This term we will be learning about God's Wonderful World, we will be looking at the physical and spiritual aspect as well as looking at how we pray.