St Saviour C of E Primary School, Fold Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1EU


St Saviour C of E Primary School

Striving for excellence whilst caring for all

Reception -  Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to our Reception website page. We are adding photographs regularly so that you can share in what we are doing. If you have any other ideas of things you would like to see on this page then please let myself, Mrs Hulton or Mrs Thompson know.


This Reception homepage gives details about the class.

Select 'Reception Photographs' from the class pages menu bar if you would like to see slideshows of photographs from class.


If you have any photographs or news from home that your child wants to share with class and put in their 'Learning Journey' file please e mail them to


Autumn Term


Letters Home

Click on the links below to access copies of letters that have been sent home to Reception.

First Week Letter - 7.9.18

End of Second Week Letter -14.9.18

Baby Picture Letter - 26.9.18

Parent Consultation Meeting Arrangements - 9.11.18

Nativity arrangements - 6.12.18


Welcome From Polly.


As some of you may have heard, Percy has had to retire. He was getting very old and had lost his voice. He has said he would come back and visit us from time to time though and is excited to hear about what we have been doing. My name is Polly. I am actually Percy's cousin. Percy told me how great Reception are teaching. I often make mistakes so I am looking forward to my new friends teaching me lots of new things.

I have heard we are going to be going on house hunting walks, making things, painting, singing, reading, writing, counting and even acting in a Nativity play. It sounds like school is going to be very busy. I think I am going to enjoy my first term in Reception.

I will let you know how me and the children are getting on and I am sure Mrs Bowman will put lots of pictures on the website for you to look at. 


Bye for now.




Reading Books and Phonics in Reception.


In reception we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' guidance. Alongside this we use 'Phonics Play'. This has a website with lots of useful resources and also includes lesson plans which are adapted by the school. In addition, when we introduce each phoneme we use the 'Jolly Phonics' actions as a lot of children are familiar with some of these from their nursery.


We have a variety of reading schemes in reception that we run alongside each other using book banded levels. We do this in order to provide a greater variety in books.

The schemes we use are:

Oxford Reading Tree

Collins Big Cat

Ginn Reading 360

Talk a Story

Read with Biff Chip and Kipper

Rigby Star

Rigby Rocket

Usborne Very First Reading

Usborne Phonics Readers

Floppies Phonics

 There is a copy of our Autumn Term coverage sheet below. This outlines some of the objectives we will be covering in class this term.


Below are copies of the coverage sheets for the Spring and Summer term:

Reception Promises.

Reception have been talking about all the things they are going to try hard to do in class this year.

These are their promises:

Our Advent Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came along to our assembly. I have attached the powerpoint we used so if anyone was unable to join us you may want to look through this with your child. The powerpoint has been amended slightly to meet our internet permissions in class.

Thanks again