Class 1 Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Noyce

Welcome to Class 1!

This is our homepage. Enjoy reading regular updates about your child's activities!

Welcome to Reception! We are going to have a fantastic year full of fun, laughter, happiness and learning!

This half term is 'Space & Dinosuars'. We will be reading Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy and Dinosaurs in My School by Timothy Knapman, as well as many non-fiction books about Space, Planets and Dinosaurs.

You will be able to follow your child's learning experiences using the Taspestry Online Learning Journal. Responses to homework will be expected to be put on here to be viewed. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak with us.

Thanks for your support

Miss Noyce and Mrs Goode

This term's homework

All pupils are required to wear a blue shirt and the school tie with a school sweater or cardigan.


All uniform can be purchased on-line from my school style.


Hungry Little Minds

Children soak up every little bit of stimulation you can give them. It’s all the little things that make a big difference with the development of their speech and understanding of words. Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are interested in all sorts of things. The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love:

Children will make a game out of almost anything. When you play with them you can see their imaginations light up. Whether it’s I spy while on the bus, peek-a-boo at bath-time or even a game of teddy bears’ picnic at tea-time.

Children love to talk about all sorts of things. It all goes in, even when they’re too young to say much back. So just go with what they are interested in.

Children love it when you read with them. It all goes in. Every single word. From a book, a magazine, even a shopping list.

Search Hungry Little Minds for simple tips and activities or to find out what’s available where you live.



BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity dedicated to getting children reading.

BookTrust get children reading in lots of different ways, but their priority is to get more children excited about books, rhymes and stories – because if reading is fun, children will want to do it.

Much of their focus is on the early years because starting early and involving the whole family is the best way to get children reading. BookTrust website is packed full of reading tips, recommendations,a bookfinder and much much more.

Here are some handy guides to help you when reading with your child.

Reading with your child 4-6 year olds (English version)

Reading with your child (available in 28 languages)

Examples of how to read with your child

Free online storybooks

Files to Download

Class 1 Reception: News items

Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Dane Bank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174