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St Anne's CE Primary School

Inspire | Challenge | Care | Respect

Trinity Road, Sale M33 3ES

0161 973 7181


St Anne's CE Primary School

Inspire | Challenge | Care | Respect

Welcome to Reception class

2019 - 2020

Please keep an eye on our class page each half term we will update it and you may find useful tips and information to help support your child's learning.


Class News

Exciting news Mouse club is coming....... 

Our first meeting to collect your mouse will be on Thursday 16th January 2020 @ 8.35am   (for 20 mins)


Meet our new Learning Superheroes.....

The children love Mr Thorne's phonics, here is one of his videos that you can enjoy together with your child. There are so many! Mr Thorne has covered all the phonemes (sounds).  We have covered all the Phase 2 phonemes and are currently working within Phase 3.  Check your child's phonics bag to see which phonemes to practise.  Have fun....


Home Learning and Home Reading

1. Thank you for your help with your child's learning.  The large blue 'Home Learning book' is due back every Wednesday.  

2. School library books can be changed every Friday morning, you will be able to come into the classroom at 8.50am to choose a book with your child, these books are for you to read and talk about to your child a few times over the week. (see below why it is SO important to read to your child)

3. Phonics Bags, your child be given a Phonic Bag, please read the letter that is in the bag this will help you support their learning.  We will add  more sounds to the bags as the weeks progress. Remember even if your child knows the names and sounds of each letter they should be able to use them to build and make words before getting new letters.

4. Later in the term your child will get a reading book , this will be changed in school with the teachers. We encourage you to draw a smiley face or make a comment in the small yellow comment book.

Please look after the school books and phonic bags as they take such a long time to prepare.   

We expect your child to bring their book bag to school everyday.

Thank you so much for your support in your child's learning

Here are our favourite Tricky Word songs...…. 

Why read to your child?

Follow this link to find out why it is SO important to read stories to your child...  Bed time is the best time...…




Physical Education Lessons 

Do not worry just yet about having a PE kit, we will inform you when they need it.

Please encourage your child to get dressed and undressed themselves so that they are independent when we start to change for PE. 



Please encourage your child to use this formation when practising writing their name with you at home. Thank you.

Handwriting at St Anne's we follow the PenPals handwriting scheme. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly. The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top (apart from d and e).

Pattern practice and ‘play’ writing are an important part of handwriting development. Your child will be practicing letter formation in a number of exciting ways: in sand, using paint, in the air, on the interactive television screens and iPads, as well as on paper with a pencil!

useful link: http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/

Here is an overview of the Learning Challenges for 2019-20