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 Parents Welcome Message

Reception -  Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to our Reception website page. We will be adding photographs on to the webpage so that you can share in what we are doing. There will also be class letters added. If you have any other ideas of things you would like to see on this page then please let myself, Mrs Hulton or Mrs Peeling know.


This Reception homepage gives details about the class.

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

There is also a sub page containing all the 'Pre September' documents that were provided on the website previously as part of the pre September induction.

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 - 2021

Letters Home

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

Notes about the first day - E mailed on 6.9.21

End Of The First Week Note - Sent home on 10.9.21

End of Week Two Note - Sent home on 17.9.21

Harvest Service Poster - Put on noticeboard + class window - 23.9.21

Poster - Help!  Photo Needed for Special Things Lesson - Text sent 22.9.21, poster on noticeboard + class window 23.9.21

Reception Induction Questionnaire Cover Letter - Sent home in homework books 1.10.21

Reception Induction Questionnaire - Sent home in homework books 1.10.21

School Disco - More Information - Sent home on 6.10.21

Induction Questionnaire AnalysisPut Online 11.11.21

Internet Help / Activity Links

Click on the links below to access internet link / documents.

Literacy, Phonics, Maths Internet Link Ideas.

Maths Internet Activity Links.

Mini Mash/Purple Mash Introduction Letter

Purple Mash Parent Introduction Guide/Letter

Mini Mash Parent Guide

Welcome From Percy.


Hi it is Percy here!

 I am so sorry I have not met you all properly yet. It was a little bit hot for me outside in July when you came and visited school.

I am looking forward to meeting you all though. All your teachers have been in school getting the classroom ready for you all. It is looking great. I overheard them talking and it seems like there are lots of exciting new things that we are going to be learning about this term.

I sometimes get a little bit muddled up though when I learn new things, so I am hoping that you will all be able to help me a little bit. I always try my best but I do not always get things right. All the Reception teachers tell me that that is ok though, as long as I have tried.

I am sure we are going to have lots of fun together. I had better go and tidy up my part of the classroom. The reading area has changed over the summer. I think I might make my new home in there, it looks really exciting.

See you all soon.


Meet The Staff

Mrs Bowman - Class teacher.        Mrs Spencer-Peck - Teaching Thursday Afternoons.      Mrs Hulton + Mrs Peeling - Teaching Assistants


EYFS Yearly Curriculum Maps

Below, there is a link to the yearly curriculum map for Reception.

We now follow the White Rose maths planning as a school. We use the long term overview that they provide, as an outline and then use a combination of their lesson plans and our own resources. The second link below will take you to the Reception part of the White Rose website.

Reception Yearly Curriculum Map - 2021 2022

EYFS White Rose Maths Overview.

Termly Coverage Overviews 

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.

The second document below, gives more of an outline of the types of activities that will be undertaken across the term.


Below are downloadable copies of the termly coverage overviews and activity overviews for the Spring and Summer Term:


 Spring Activity Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
 Spring Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
 Summer Activities Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
 Summer Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
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Reading Books and Phonics in Reception.

Phonics - In Reception we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' guidance. In order support with the delivery of the the requirements outlined in the guidance we use 'Phonics Play'. This has a website with lots of useful resources and also includes lesson plans which are adapted by the school. Further details about our phonics policy and provision can be found on the English  subject website page. 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.

Reading - 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 and help maintain interest in books. The books given to children are closely linked to their current working phonics level.

The schemes we use are: 

Oxford Reading Tree                                  Collins Big Cat                  Ginn Reading 360                                      Talk a Story                                                    Floppies Phonics

Rigby Star                                                  Rigby Rocket                     Usborne Very First Reading                      Usborne Phonics Readers

Read with Biff Chip + Kipper

September Welcome Meeting - September 2021

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the welcome meeting held in school. It was lovely to see you all. Below, there is a copy of the PowerPoint I used during the meeting. It outlines / reinforces some routines and expectations for Reception. Below the PowerPoint, I have then attached some downloadable useful documents that were referenced during the meeting.  

 1. Reception promises.pdfDownload
 2. Jolly Phonics Actions Sheet.pdfDownload
 3. Different Steps In Supporting Early Writing.pdfDownload
 4. Describing Letter Formation.pdfDownload
 5. Phase 2 to phase 5 tricky word list.pdfDownload
 6. High Frequency Word List.pdfDownload
 7. Maths Calculation Policy.pdfDownload
 8. EYFS Framework - Educational Programmes.pdfDownload
 9. Development Mattters Birth to ELG Area sheet.pdfDownload
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