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 -  Spring 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.


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 - 2021

Letters Home

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

Friday Note Clarifying PE Kit and General Catch Up Hello! - 9.10.20

Oak Academy Note - 16.10.20

Reception Induction Questionnaire Analysis

Phonics Play

Mini Mash/Purple Mash Introduction Letter 17.11.20

Purple Mash Parent Introduction Guide/Letter

Mini Mash Parent Guide

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 17.11.20

Purple Mash Parent Introduction Guide/Letter

Mini Mash Parent Guide

Welcome From Percy.


Hi it is Percy 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 Peeling and Mrs Hulton a headache. I cannot think why!

Anyway I had better go now and hunt out my favourite toy to show reception.

Speak to you again next term. Squaaaak


Meet The Staff

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


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 downloadable copies of the coverage sheets for the Autumn and Summer Term:

 Reception Autumn Coverage Sheet 20.docDownload
 Reception Summer coverage sheet 21.docDownload
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September Welcome Meeting.

Welcome from Mrs Bowman... Once you have watched the video, there is a PowerPoint and some downloadable documents below on the website page.

Welcome PowerPoint.

The link below will take you to our welcome PowerPoint. The PowerPoint will stay on the website for future reference.

Welcome PowerPoint 21.9.20

Welcome Meeting Documents.

The downloadable documents below are ones that you might find useful through the year. They range from our 'Reception Class Promises' to an overview of the EYFS curriculum and objectives.

The red link below takes you to another useful government document which outlines more features of 'Early Years' and helps to illustrate 'what to expect when' in terms of learning.

Again, these documents will all stay on the website for future reference, so do not feel you have to take them all in right now.   (Government Parent Guide)

 1. Reception promises.pdfDownload
 2. Early Years Curriculum Statements.pdfDownload
 3. Jolly Phonics Actions Sheet.pdfDownload
 4. Different Steps In Supporting Early Writing.pdfDownload
 5. Describing Letter Formation.pdfDownload
 6. Phase 2 to phase 5 tricky word list.pdfDownload
 7. High Frequency Word List.pdfDownload
 8. Maths Calculation Policy.pdfDownload
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