Main Street, St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0AA

01946 822392

St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp



 Welcome to the Reception Class news page!

Welcome back to the Summer Term!

Information for parents.

Time is going so fast!!!!! 

  • This half term we will be going to forest school on a Wednesday Morning. Please ensure your child has waterproofs, wellies and old clothes. 
  • Please can you remember to send your child with a water bottle every day. As the weather turns warmer (hopefully), please can you send a sun hat for your child. Please apply sun cream at home. We are not permitted to administer sun cream but can supervise the child while they are doing so. If you send your child with a bottle of sun cream, please can you label it with the child's name. 
  • A few dates this half term: 19th May - St Bees Bake off 

                                     25th May - Colour Run (if Reception children wish to take part they must have an adult to                                                                       accompany them)


Please remember that you are always welcome to call into the classroom if there is something that you would like to talk to me about  - after school is usually less hectic!  You can always send an email   Remember to keep sending in your child's home achievements via '2 BUILD A PROFILE'

Thank you, 


  Mrs O'Reilly 

Your Children's key workers this year will be Mrs O'Reilly, Mrs Agnew and Mrs Irving (Wednesday am)


Work to be covered in Summer Term


Problem solving, Reasoning and Numbers

Reinforce recognising and ordering numbers to 20 (and beyond).

Ordering given sets of numbers from 1-10/11-20 and beyond, sometimes with numbers missing.

Learning to count to 20 in 2’s.

Learning to count to 100 in 10’s.

Learning to make simple estimates.

Reinforce work on patterns and symmetry.

Further practical work on addition and subtraction.

Reinforce adding 2 sets together by counting on, when one set is hidden.

Reinforce doubles and learn some by heart.

Further activities to support recording addition and subtraction number stories.

Problem solving activities.

Learn number bonds to 10 and beyond by heart.

Practical work to reinforce weighing and measuring using the terms heavy, light, long, tall and short.

Naming and describing the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes e.g. faces, points etc.

Using positional language.


Communication, Language and Literacy

Continue with weekly focussed guided writing sessions, writing both imaginative and factual pieces of writing.

Learn to write for a variety of different purposes e.g. letters, lists, invitations etc.

Develop use of imagination in story writing through 'Talk for writing'

Work at presentation of writing: trying to use a line, making writing smaller, distinguishing between tall letters and letters that hang below the line, making clear finger spaces between words, using capital letters and full stops.

Continue to work at correct formation of letters with weekly focussed handwriting sessions.

Texts covered in whole class shared reading sessions will include poetry, fantasy stories, information texts and stories from a variety of cultures.

Continue to group read and read individually in school .

Continue to develop segmenting and blending skills in reading and writing and to develop the use of expression and voice when reading, paying attention to punctuation.

Continue to learn letter names and what the capital letter looks like.


Our topic this half term will be 'Under the Sea' and St Bees Village



Science work will be related this half term to floating and sinking and pushes and pulls next half term.  This work will include practical hands on activities and investigations encouraging the correct use of the related vocabulary.

Lots of exploratory science will also be carried out around the theme of mini beasts and their habitats.

Science work will consist of a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities and also link to Forest School activities.



Continue to develop mouse control and keyboard skills.

Continue to use paint programs to produce pictures.

Use programmable toys to move forwards, backwards and side to side.

Use a tape recorder independently to play, rewind and stop story tapes and to record sounds independently.

Use the digital camera independently.



Beginnings and endings.

Develop multicultural awareness 

Caring for the environment and living things.



Gymnastics - Towards the end of this half term, Reception will be going to the sports center to take part in Gymnastic activities


Creative development

Colour mixing.

Clay sculptures.

Observational drawings.

Collage work.

Composing own imaginative music.

Exploring rhythm, pitch and tone when playing instruments.

Play instruments from a variety of cultures.

Continue with junk modelling activities.

Sewing activities.


Mrs Claire O’Reilly




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