Welcome to Reception's Class Page


We love learning in Reception and on our page we will be sharing some of the things we have been learning and any information you might need!

If you need to contact your child's class teacher about anything please email them -

RS - m.sumner-soper@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk

RDH - a.drury@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk    or    j.harrison@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk


Welcome to Reception Powerpoint

Reception welcome ppt


Below is our Yearly Overview which shows what topics we will be following over the year.

Reception Yearly Overview 2022-23

PE day - Wednesday

We ask that your child has a plain white t-shirt, black shorts (jogging bottoms in the colder weather) and suitable footwear. Children are to come to school wearing their PE kits on their PE day.

Reading books - please bring in every day!

In the words of Dr Seuss "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." Reading is vital for your child's development, so we naturally want to promote a love of reading here at St Clare's. Your child will have opportunities to read in school but we need your support too and we ask that your child reads daily at home.




Check out our videos on the four operations:






Summer 1

Our new topic this half term is Blast From the Past! We will be learning all about how life today compares to life in the early 20th Century. We will also be learning about fossils and Dinosaurs, along with exploring celebrations such as the King's Coronation and Eid too!

Reception Summer 1 overview

Spring 2

Our new topic this half term is Fee Fi Fo Fum! We will be learning all about Jack and the Beanstalk for the next few weeks, and learning about growing too!

Reception spring 2 overview


Living Eggs 

This week has been so much fun as we have been learning all about the life cycle of a chicken. The Living Eggs Co. have sent us an incubator of eggs which we watched quickly hatch into chicks! We have been really lucky, as all 10 eggs have hatched successfully and have now moved into their 'Brooding Box' where they can enjoy a nap under a warm lamp and snack on some chick crumb. We cannot wait to hold the chicks carefully next week!



British Science Week

Today we celebrated British Science Week! We had lots of fun learning what kind of habitats different insects and minibeasts like to live in. We brought a recycled box into school and used it as a home for our chosen insect. We ventured into the natural environment to collect grass, twigs, pinecones, mud, leaves and much more to keep our insects happy. One slug even moved into its a home before hometime! We took our boxes home to put in the garden so that we can watch the creepy crawlies find a new house.



World Book Day!

Today we celebrated World Book Day at St Clare's! We came to school in our pyjamas as our theme was 'Bedtime Stories' - we brought in our favourite book and a teddy we like to read with. We had so much  fun and read a book called 'The Invisible'. We learned different ways we can make others feel special and seen. It was a beautiful story with a heartfelt message and we really enjoyed it!



Spring 1

Today we learned that last Sunday was Chinese New Year. 

To celebrate, we were visited by a dance teacher to learn a special Chinese dance.

The children used fans and umbrellas and even made a parade with a Chinese dragon and lion!

Chinese Dance Workshop



Let's Celebrate!

We can't wait to get stuck in with more learning this half term with our new topic 'Let's Celebrate'! We will be finding out about different celebrations, both religious and cultural including Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas and more! 

reception autumn 2


Nativity Songs

Please see below our Nativity songs that you can practise at home with your child in time for our Christmas Show on 13th December! Lyric sheets have been sent home with the children, but please ask a member of the Reception team if you have misplaced it and we can get you another. 


21.11.22 - World Cup Day

As yesterday was the beginning of the World Cup, we dedicated today to finding out more about our country that we dressed up as - Germany! We wore black, yellow and red and learned some German phrases too. We looked at where Germany was on a map and also tried some German food including Frank Furters, Schnitzel, Pretzels, Haribo and Kinder chocolate, it was delicious!


16.11.22 - Nursery Rhyme Week

Today, we brought in props, drawings and dressed up as our favourite nursery rhyme characters. We have had so much fun this week singing nursery rhymes, and incorporating the songs into our learning. We did some work on 'one more, one less' in maths and sang the songs "5 speckled frogs" and "ten green bottles" to help us learn! We had some twinkle twinkle little stars, little lambs, speckled frogs and some blind mice!


13.10.22 - The Brush Bus!

This week we received a visit from The Brush Bus! We learned how to brush our teeth and found out why it is so important! We learned the correct names for different teeth, and discovered which foods we can eat to make sure our teeth stay nice and healthy. 

Brush Bus


Reception KS1 Library Visit

Our Wonderful Reception pupils enjoyed a visit to the KS1 library this week, where they loved exploring many new and exciting books and stories, which they loved sharing with their families!


National Poetry Day in Reception

Autumn 1: Me and My World

In Autumn 1, we will be looking at our bodies, families, past and present events and our local environment. Please look at the Topic Overview and Medium Term Plans to see what we will be covering in more detail.

Me and My World


Squiggle While You Wiggle

The children have loved learning 'Move 1' from 'Squiggle While You Wiggle'.

Squiggle While You Wiggle