St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus


Welcome to Reception.

This half term we are learning:


This term our theme in RE is ‘New Life’.  

 This half term the children will hear that Jesus was raised to new life at Easter.  Before the holidays they will have experienced the preparation for Easter in the classroom.  Now they will learn how Jesus went back to his Father in Heaven and promised his friends that one day they would also be able to go to the Father.

Our topic this half-term will be ‘Hocus Pocus’ (Imaginary tales)

Our focus books for this term are

  • Jack and the FlumFlum Tree
  • Danny Mc Gee drinks the sea

In Maths we shall be:

  • Solving problems
  • Counting in 2s
  • Measurements
  • Find all the different ways of making 10 and 20
  • Using a number line to help us count and a number square to help us recognise patterns

In Language and Literacy we shall:

  • Continue to hear a wide range of imaginary stories
  • Write for lots of different purposes
  • Continue to learn how to write letters correctly
  • Continue to write sentences focusing on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • Add more detail to our sentences to make them more interesting
  • Writing our first name and surname correctly
  • Writing tricky words in our writing
  • Embedding the sounds we know in phonics and using these to read more complex words
  • Reading sentences and focusing on language and vocabulary development

In other areas we shall be:

  • Making treasure maps
  • Being pirates
  • Planning adventures
  • Solving mysteries
  • Making pirate ships
  • Exploring floating and sinking
  • Exploring waterproof/non-waterproof materials
  • Making potions
  • Designing and making sandwiches for a picnic
  • Designing and making healthy drinks




Our homework for this half term is

You can support your child at home by continuing to read their sound books and reading books and also by completing their ‘Talk Homework’ at the weekend.


Reception PE is timetabled on Thursday 

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on the above day.

PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps / trainers.  During the winter, children may wear black or blue jogging bottoms.

Class Mission Statement


Reception Class Mission Statement


  • We learn about God and Jesus and Mary.
  • We are part of St. Ambrose Church.
  • We listen to Fr. Geoff.
  • We try our very best so we can learn.
  • We are kind, caring and we think about others.