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St Veronica'sRC Primary School

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Hello, and welcome to our Class Page from

Mrs D. Downey and Miss M. Holden


We hope you have a lovely time learning lots of new things. We want everyone to have fun, make friends and work hard.


Here are a few things that you will need to know.

PE is on a Friday, please make sure all your child’s clothes are labelled and no jewellery is to be worn.

Library books will be changed on a Monday.

Please bring book bags and water bottles daily.

Please provide warm outdoor clothing as Reception spend a lot of time outdoors.

Please let us know if someone different will be collecting your child.

Please speak to the Reception staff about any questions or concerns.




Topic homework is set at the start of the half term and collected in on a Tuesday, please complete at least one activity a week.

Please try to read every night at home and record it in your child’s reading record.                            

Short regular reading sessions really make a difference to the progress your child makes.



To contact Mrs Downey with any queries about work set or to send completed work please e-mail:

Reception to Year One Bridge

Reading in the EYFS   

The reading process in our school begins with sharing stories and modelling good reading behaviours. Children in Reception have regular story time which is their opportunity to listen to and become lost in a good book.

The teaching of phonics to young children, using Red Rose Letters and Sounds, is a gateway into the world of learning to read and write competently. We aim to teach our Reception children to recognise the sounds of the alphabet, learn to blend those sounds together to read and write words.

Regular opportunities to practise reading are given through shared reading activities, 1:1 reading with adults and small guided reading sessions. All children in Reception have home reading books which are suited to their own reading ability to practise and show-off their skills. In addition to this, children in Reception class develop independent book choosing skills through use of our class library.

We use a range of reading schemes in school as we believe that breadth of reading is important. The schemes include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Home reading is a key factor in the reading development of a child: the more practise a child gets, the more fluent and accurate their reading will become. We encourage our children to read regularly at home and we promote home/school communication through reading diaries.



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