St Peter's Community Primary School

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New Reception starters - September

Please have a look at the links below for lots of information to help your child settle in smoothly and answer your questions!


Introduction to Miss Read 

Welcome to Red Class video and introduction to Miss Thomas

Welcome to Red Class presentation

This term in Red Class...

Welcome back to Summer 2 and our final term in Reception! It’s been a brilliant year and the children have done incredibly well.

This term, we will start learning about Year One and how to get ready for this exciting change. We will meet the lovely Year One teacher, Miss Price and have the chance to get used to the classroom, ask questions and discuss our feelings. 

Topic – ‘Down by the Sea’

Our last topic will see Red Class exploring the sea and coast. Our key text is ‘The Rainbow Fish’, by Marcus Pfister. It will be a source of inspiration and creativity and we will use it to create art and think about what it is to be a good friend, in line with our Golden Rule ‘treat others as you want to be treated’. We are going on two class trips to the sea and to the i360, which will help us learn about our home environment. We will also look at changes in our local area by comparing how beaches looked a 100 years ago and how they look today!


Our key text this term is ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We will create a class story map and design gills during Art to make our very own class rainbow fish. This term, we begin using a writing success criteria in our sessions with Miss Read. We will look at adjectives and conjunctions and learn how to ‘Magpie’ them onto a word bank that we can use to make our sentences more exciting!


We move ever onwards with our brilliant Phonics scheme, Little Wandle. The children are becoming super sentence writers! We begin a few weeks into the Summer 1 module (as we started Little Wandle later into the term). After that, we move into Summer 2, continuing work on Phase 4 GPC’s (graphic-phoneme correspondences – sounds), longer words and learning about root words and their different ending variations.


Summer 2 Maths will cover topic revision. We will look at consolidating key skills and deepening our understanding of addition and subtraction, writing number sentences and comparing amounts and sizes. Children will revisit shape and patterns from our Autumn term and focus on explaining their mathematical reasoning using our brilliant Maths vocabulary and resources from around the class room.

 Trips and Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 8th of June – Stunning Start (Beach Day in Red Class)

Friday 17th of June – Beach Trip to Brighton

Wednesday 22nd June – Splash Day

Thursday 23rd June – Sports Day

Friday 8th July – Summer Fayre

 Have a brilliant term anyone and do e-mail me or come in for a chat at anytime.

From Miss Read and the Red Class team x

Year R Topic Grid Summer 2 Down By the Sea 2022

Year R Topic Grid Summer 1 Grow 2022

Year R Topic Grid Spring 2 Down on the Farm 2022

Year R Food Bank Trip Salvation Army Feb 22

 Red Class Topic Grid Spring 1 2022

YR Topic Web The Naughty Bus Aut 2 2021

Red Class Topic Grid Autumn 1 2021 Weeks 123 - Settling in & Learning to Learn

Red Class Topic Grid Autumn 1 2021 - Bears, bears, bears

Click on the links below for more Reception information.


Download the "Portslade Partnership of Schools" Getting Ready for School booklet here.

Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Red Class!