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 -  Summer Term 2022

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

 Summer Term - 2022

Letters Home This Term

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

School Disco - May - Given out 11.5.22


Internet Help / Activity Links / Useful Documents

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

Microsoft Teams Introduction + Instructions - Remote Learning

Phase 2 ELS Sounds (phonemes) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Phase 3 ELS Sounds (phonemes/digraphs/trigraphs) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Early Learning Goals - An A4 sheet which outlines all the Early Learning Goals.

Development Matters Objectives For Each Area of Learning - Birth - Reception - Produced by Twinkl

Welcome From Percy.


Hi it is Percy here!

 Last term in Reception we had lots of fun being toy makers, explorers and even Chinese dragons. We had, a toy shop and a jungle in the classroom. It was also lovely seeing lots of families in school last term, sharing in our Easter Wiggle Worship service and seeing what we do in our classroom.

Now that the summer term has arrived we are looking forward to finding out lots about minibeasts. I don’t think Mrs Bowman, Mrs Hulton and Mrs Peeling are looking forward to looking at spiders and worms. I am really excited though because I love finding out about animals. Last term I found out all about African animals and the class taught me all about predators and prey.

I have heard that we are going to go on lots of outdoor adventures too. We might be visiting Mr Kidd at his garden centre and going on a secret adventure with our Year 6 buddies. It is going to be such an exciting term.

Mrs Bowman will have to get her tissues ready for the end of the year when Reception get ready to move to Year One. Until then, I am sure we are going to have lots of fun exploring more books, investigating around our local environment and with our class resources, taking part in more maths challenges, painting and lots more.

See you all soon.


Meet The Staff

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


Early Years Policy, Curriculum Intent Statement + EYFS Yearly Curriculum Map

Below, there is a link to the 'Early Years Policy', the EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement and 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 fourth link below will take you to the Reception part of the White Rose website.

Early Years Policy - May 2022

St Saviour EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement - 2021 2022

Reception Yearly Curriculum Map - 2021 2022

EYFS White Rose Maths Overview.

Termly Coverage Overviews 

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


 Autumn Activity Coverage Sheet 21.docxDownload
 Autumn Coverage Sheet 21.docxDownload
 EYFS Spring Activity Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
 EYFS Spring Coverage Sheet 22.docxDownload
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Phonics and Reading Books in Reception.

Phonics - We deliver 'Essential Letters and Sounds' (from the start of the Summer Term 2022). 

Essential Letters and Sounds is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme which has been validated by the Department of Education

There are two links below which lead you to videos which help demonstrate how to pronounce each sound (phoneme) correctly. This is then followed by a PowerPoint which introduces the 'Essential letters and Sounds' scheme and gives parents an overview to the scheme.

Phase 2 ELS Sounds (phonemes) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Phase 3 ELS Sounds (phonemes/digraphs/trigraphs) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Demonstration Video - The video below demonstrates myself and the class sounding out a word using the ELS spelling sequence. This is a strategy that the scheme uses to encourage the children to listen to all the sounds (phonemes) they can hear in words before they write them. Children will not have to do this with every word they write. However, if there is a word they are struggling with or in the early stages of writing, this is a strategy we will now be using throughout EYFS and KS1. I apologise for it being quite quiet. We could not get it any louder. I am sure your child will be able to help though as they are becoming more familiar with this strategy already.

Reading - The reading scheme/books that we use are produced by Oxford University Press and are linked to the programme mentioned above.

Children are assigned physical books and eBooks from Oxford Owl weekly. 

Children have their own individual logins to enable them to access books that have been specifically assigned to them in correspondence with their phonics learning in school. The decodable books provide opportunities to practice the letters and sounds taught that week and/or revise previously taught sounds. 

Below are some examples of the range of books available:

Little Blending Books     Words Sparks    Project X Phonics     Hero Academy     Hero Academy Non-fiction     Alien Adventures              Traditional Tales             Story Sparks and inFact 

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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