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 Welcome to our class page 


We are really looking forward to welcoming all of the new children into our Reception class. We hope that the children will enjoy the start of their school journey here at Our Lady and St Rose of Lima, and their love of learning will continue to grow!
Reception will be working really hard this year and will have lots of fun doing so! Miss Hand and Mrs. Ainsworth will keep this page updated with all the fantastic work Reception are doing and interesting activities that they are involved in. Pictures, news and any useful links to support learning at home will also be included.

Please click on the picture links below - they will take you to new pages with much more to explore!

Enjoy! smiley


 Important dates for your diary...


* Please remember that school now closes at 2.00pm every Friday!



 Daily Essentials 


In order for your child to be able to fully access the curriculum and to enable us to read with them, please could you ensure your child has the following with them each day:


  • Book bag
  • Reading book and diary
  • Pencil case with essential items
  • Knowledge Organiser Folder


Please be reminded that a £5 deposit is required for the pencil case and Knowledge Organiser folder and this should be paid into the office.  Thank you. smiley


 Star of the week 


Each week, the star of Reception will appear on our class page. Please make sure you check regularly to find out who the star of the class is that week!


 Our star of the week is...!  pic300

 ( 2019)  

 This week ... has been chosen as star of the week... 


These children have been stars of the week in Reception so far...

Autumn term 1



 Reception High Frequency Words

 Who has moved up the rocket and reached the moon?


We're working really hard in Reception to learn how to read and write our high frequency words. These are words that we use all of the time when we are speaking, reading and writing and so they are very useful. The 45 words are split into 5 bands (9 words in each band).

We have reading and writing rockets on display in our classroom and the children are moved up the bands on each rocket once they know how to either read or write of the words in a band. 

Once a child knows all 45 words for reading/writing they 'land on the moon' and can choose prizes from the prize box.

Some children have already learned how to read all the Reception words and 'landed on the moon', and one child has exceeded this and learned all of the Year One words to 'land in the galaxy', and now knows how to read all of the Year two words. What a super star!


A big well done to the children below!


Our Class Wish! 


At the start of this year, each class chose a wish that they would like to see acted out in their class. After much discussion, we decided that our class wish is 'to be a thoughtful, kind and loving friend'.

At the beginning of each half-term, a child will be chosen who we feel has shown that they have been helping to make the wish come true by their words and actions. The chosen child will win 10 house points for their house team.


Autumn Term 1

... has been chosen because...


 Catholic Virtues 


The children are growing to be...

Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.


The Catholic virtues we have focused on so far this year are:

Autumn 1: Grateful and generous


Please take a look at the photos see how the children in Reception believe that we can live out our Catholic virtues.

Catholic virtues...