We have four short carpet times a day, led by an adult. The rest of the day is independent learning time or learning through play and punctuated by short adult focussed activities – these may include Literacy, Phonic groups and Maths groups. During this time, classrooms are open along with the outside area.
A typical day in Reception will look like this:
8.50 - Reception doors open
9.10 – Register, prayer and whole class teaching time
9.40 - Independent learning and small groups
11.10 - Carpet Time – book focus
11.45 - Lunch
12.45 – Carpet time – whole class teaching
1.00 - Independent learning and small groups
2.45 - Story time
3.10 - End of school
What clothing will I need?
School uniform includes grey/black trousers/shorts/skirt/tunic/green summer dress, a white polo shirt (with or without the school emblem) and a green school sweatshirt/fleece/cardigan.
Please bring a PE kit with trainers or plimsolls. This can stay at school all week and go home for washing on Fridays (if you choose to).
A green St Joseph’s book bag
Please bring a named water bottle and take it home EVERY day to be cleaned and refilled. We can refill during the day if needed.
Please bring in wellies that can stay in school all week (they can go home on Fridays if you need them for the weekend).
What can you do at home
Please read the weekly newsletter that we send out on a Friday outlining what we have learned that week and what we are about the learn the following week. We will give you ideas in this about how to support your child at home.
Reading - your class teacher will send home levelled reading books and reading records when your child is ready. We encourage families to read with their child every day to build up their confidence, segmenting and blending techniques, fluency and comprehension.