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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 










The new year in reception England and Ireland will start with the the project, Water. We will be learning about the water cycle, rivers lakes and seas and how to conserve water. 


Our book this is term is Splish, Splash, Splosh! It is a great book with a range of facts about water, presented in an interesting and creative ways to inspire children's interests. 


Below are some website links you could use at home about water.


We start the year learning phase one phonics; this has a focus on listening and attention skills. Phase two covers the sounds, S,A,T,P,I,N. Children with have their own phase two and three phonics sounds which you can find in their reading packs. Below is a useful link to a phase two song.

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