St. Agnes' Catholic Primary School

Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God

Reception 2021/ 22

Spring Term 2022

Happy New Year ! 

We have started this term with a special focus on "Healthy Living" 

In the coming weeks we will be learning about places that are "Far Far Away " - please see this terms curriculum plan below :


curriculum planner spring 1 2022.docx


The children have done some super work for their Autumn term targets. Please see our Google Classroom pageover the next few weeks for your child's new targets and some activities to help support children with their learning at home

Parents Meeting on Reading and Phonics


Thank you to all parents who attended the Curriculum meeting focused on reading and phonics on Tuesday night. Please see below attached
handout from the night

There is lots of information about reading and phonics on the Read Write Inc page too which is the scheme we follow 

As a little recap... Initially all children learn the single sounds, they then learn how to blend these single sounds in words(short 3 letter words such as cat, mat, mad, sad). Firstly by hearing the teacher or adult sound out/fred talk the word for them (assisted blending) eg m-a-t then telling them the word mat so they can hear how words sound when they are broken into sounds. The children copy saying the words like this for a
short period. They then have a go telling the adult the word from the sounds they can hear. This then progresses further to them reading the
sounds then blending the sounds together themselves to say the whole word.

If your child is struggling to hear the word even though they can say all the sounds in the word but  then they say something
random it is helpful to go back a step and repeat the sounds back to them they have just read can ask them what the word is. Often the children know the sounds but the independence in blending isn't there just yet but hearing someone else say the sounds for them they can then hear the word.

Following this digraphs (2 letter sounds) and trigraphs are taught. sh, th, ch, qu , ng,nk. Then they start set 2 sounds igh ow oo oo ee
ay. This then leads on to ou or ar ir oy air. All the time practising blending these sounds in words.

The sound cards we use can be bought from Amazon along with a parents guide. I believe they are about £2 a pack . They are made by
Ruth Miskin and come with green words for the children to practise blendingtoo.

Please also see the document below for the pictures which accompany the sounds for set 1 and set 2. Blending can be practised by getting
your child either to make the words with magnetic letters on the fridge or in the bath or by writing them down or by doing it orally. See the document below for some word lists you can challenge your children to practise blending and spelling this half term !!

Finally the children are expected to know some words by sight - red words we call them.. the words you cannot sound out. Please see below for
the red words we are working on too. The children are expected to be able to read the red words and then to be able to write them too


set 1 sounds.pdf

parent presentation 12 10 21

letter about phonics for parents.doc

green words to practise blending.pdf


Welcome to our class page. We hope your child has enjoyed their first few weeks at St Agnes! We would like to give A BIG WELL DONE to all of the children for a happy start to our new term! We hope you find our class a friendly and exciting place. Please speak to us if you have any questions or concerns. We have already put some of our photographs on Twitter, to show how busy we have been! Please see our Twitter feed below 

Please see our Autumn term curriculum plan below. Following two weeks of the children drawing/ making/ talking about Castles and role playing their favourite fairy tales we have chosen to deepen the children's interest in this and build out topic around this -learning more about Castles, Princesses and Fairy tales ! 

Curriculum Plans

Autumn 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Our Class Twitter Feed @StAgnesRecClass