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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Reception

I hope everyone has had the opportunity to see our new look classrooms. We have taken our inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy. With an emphasis on natural objects and nature we are sure the children will benefit from the new approach. Please ask Miss Thorne or Miss Keeble for more information.


Different types of stones used to explore tones and textures
   An example of small parts exploration 










This term we will be learning about bears. Reception and Nursery will be holding a 'St James' Build a Bear workshop. Come along and build a bear with your child.  Reception will be holding their workshop on Thursday 2nd November. We would love to see you there, don't forget your old shirts, all other materials will be provided. 


Our books this term are:  

Week 1-2








Week 3








Week 4-5








Week 5-6







Christmas Week: 








We will continue with phases 2 phonics this term and will complete phase 2 and assessment by week 2, the lastest. We will then start phase 3, many parents have asked for information regarding how to support their child with phonics. As a result,  we will be holding a parents' training session for phonics this term. The date has not been set yet, look out for more information in our weekly newsletters. 

Homework/Home-school books: 

The home-school books are looking lovely. It is fantastic to see some of the amazing things children make and do, as well as all the interesting places some children visit. Some parents have asked for homework which directly supports what their child needs to work on. If you would like some skills targeted homework, please speak to your class teacher. 


Below is a useful link to a phase two and three phonic song.

Below is a link to a letter from Southwark Council regarding vaccinations.