St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

‘Love one another as I have loved you’ John 15;12


For Reception children starting in September, please see the 'Reception Class September 2020' tab under 'Parents' in the menu.

We have been working hard to make our school as safe as possible for when some of you may return soon.  Here are some photos of our classroom and outdoor learning area.  It will look and feel a little bit different to usual so that we can try to keep you safe.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Home Learning

We will be sending regular messages on Marvellous Me with updates and ideas.  Here are a few ideas of ways to support your child during their time at home

Here are some ideas of activities which you might enjoy doing at home to support your child in their learning for our new topic this half term; Dream Big!

Click the image below to explore the Woodland Trust 'Tree Tools for Schools' website:

Below is a copy of our current curriculum newsletter:

Try to play and have as much fun as you can during this unexpected time at home.  
Although we may be staying home to keep us all safe, there are still lots of exciting, cost free activities that you can enjoy with your child.  

Maybe you can tick off one or two activities from your child’s Activity Passport!  Don’t forget to tweet photos on our School Twitter page; @SJEBradford.

At school, Reception Class are always busy!  Try to keep active and burn off extra energy, as well as getting some fresh air, by playing out in the garden when you can.

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach is doing a daily PE lesson at 9 am on weekdays.
We really enjoy doing Cosmic Yoga sessions in school (available on YouTube) and you can practise fine motor skills by going to the ‘Dough Disco’!  There are lots of videos to follow on YouTube or you can get creative and make up your own finger disco moves!

Shonette Bason-Wood is the founder of ‘Dough Disco’ and a fabulous early years teacher and consultant, who has lots of great ideas.  
Click the logo below to go to her ‘Spread the Happiness’ website.

Keep practising Phonics sounds and tricky words.  All of the Jolly Phonics songs are on a video in the 'Children's Area' of this website.  The children love the Tricky Word songs too (available on YouTube).

The Phonics Play website has some fantastic games, resources and ideas to help support you and your child with learning Phonics.  They are kindly offering free subscription at the moment to aid parents when teaching Phonics at home.

To take advantage of this, you can login with the following details;

Username: march20
Password: home

Click on the logo below to go to the Phonics Play home page;

Read anything that you can!  Share books, make predictions and talk about what you have read to check understanding.

The Oxford Owl website has some fantastic, free resources to support learning at home.

There are lots of books available on Bug Club, which are all tailored to your child’s individual ability.

Click on the logo below to go to the Bug Club login page;

The goal for all Reception children is to be able to count, recognise, order and find one more and one less than numbers to 20 by the end of the year.

This can be done in lots of fun ways, such as singing songs, counting everyday actions and objects, playing board games or role playing.

We are also lucky to have access to NumBots, a fun and motivational online maths game for younger children.  Your child’s login details were sent home from school in their home learning packs.  Click the image below to go to their login page;

Practise writing names, handwriting and forming letters in cursive script by using the Letterjoin website.

School login details were sent home in the home learning packs.  Click the image below to go to their website;

Early Essence login:

Click the image below to open our Early Essence login page:

Click the links below to view our other curriculum newsletters:

 19-20 Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter.pdfDownload
 19-20 Autumn 2 Curriculum Newsletter.pdfDownload
 2020 Spring Curriculum Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Summer 1 Curriculum Newsletter 2020.pdfDownload
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Reception Long Term Plan