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 -  Spring Term 2020

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 Fairhurst 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

 Spring Term - 2020

Letters Home

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

School Feedback on Parent Induction Questionnaire Questions/Comments

Shoe Box Letter - Jan 2020

Welcome From Percy.

Hi it is Polly here again!


Can you believe it is already the second term in Reception? This is one of my favourite terms because I get to eats lots of food. We taste some Chinese food when the class learn all about Chinese new year and I am not sure if the children know, but one type of Chinese food we try is green seaweed!


Our key topics are toys and Africa. I love both of these because we will be playing with old and new toys and then I get to see some of my friends from the African jungle. The week when the children make African drums always seems to give Mrs Bowman, Mrs Hulton and Mrs Fairhurst a headache. I cannot think why! The magic carpet trips in PE always seem to make up for the headaches though. I think they secretly enjoying travelling to Africa on the magic carpet, more than the children.


Anyway I had better go and look for my favourite toy to show the class.


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

Termly Coverage Overviews 

There is a copy of our Spring 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 Autumn and Summer Term:

Reception Class Promises - 2019

Reception have agreed on some promises that they think will make our classroom a lovely place to be.

Reception Parent Meeting - 16.9.19

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the meeting tonight. Hopefully I have been able to reassure you all that we have been doing something these first two weeks! I know a number of children have been going home saying they have not done anything during the day!

I did promise that I would put the meeting PowerPoint on this page so you can look back through and for those that were unable to attend. I will also send home the handouts to any families that were unable to attend.

Reception Advent Assembly - November 2019

Reception did a great job singing and speaking in their Advent assembly today. I have put the PowerPoint beneath so that if anyone in your family was unable to come they could have a look through the PowerPoint. I am sure your child could then explain what was happening at each stage!