St Peter's Community Primary School


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!


Welcome to Red Class video and introduction to Miss Thomas

Introduction to Mrs Jones

Welcome to Red Class presentation

This term in Red Class...

Welcome to Red Class!  We will be focusing on rules and routines when your child starts Reception.  We will be learning about our new friends and adults, and exploring the Reception environment inside and outside. 

After our ‘settling in’ sessions we will begin our autumn term with a whole school ‘Learning to Learn’ two weeks.  After this, our first exciting learning journey is ‘Bears. Bears, Bears’.  Our focus books will be ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.  The children will learn about different bears through fiction and non-fiction texts.  We will learn about what makes a good friend and about making the right choices.  We will learn about the different emotions and how they make us feel. We will be asking questions such as: What makes you happy, sad, scared and excited?  The children will also be learning about autumn and Harvest. 

The children will begin learning phonics and should start to be able to blend words with 2 or 3 phonemes. 

The children will be participating in PE twice a week.  It has been decided that for the time being children will come to school dressed for PE on a Monday and Wednesday.


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!

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