We currently have availability in our Pre-School, FS2 and Years 1, 3, and 5. We also have space in our before and after school provision, which is provided by S4YC from 7.30am to 6pm, term time. To arrange a visit, please telephone the school office on 01244 981290 and we will be delighted to show you around. St Luke's Pre-School Open Day is on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 9.30am to 11.00am. Come along and meet the staff and see our brand new play area.

Reception 2017 - 2018


 Teacher: Miss H Ledsham

Teaching Assistants: Mrs R Green and Mrs K Cross

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to our Reception Class page, where we will keep you up to date with the children's learning and share important information, events and photographs with you.  We aim to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage that is full of nuture, fun and engagement. 



Please tell the team if you have any worries or concerns.  We are always available to talk about your child, their learning, progress and well-being.  We look forward to getting to know you and your child as they begin their first year in school.


Our Topic this half term is 'Minibeasts and Life Cycles'.

This half term we will be learning all about 'Minibeasts' and learning key facts about them.  The children will learn about the life cycles of a frog and a butterfly.  They will also go on minibeast hunts outside as well as using the minibeast area in the small world to extend their knowledge on different creatures.  The children will be reading fiction and non-fiction books in relationship to our new topic.  This will extend their writing using our whole school Literacy scheme of 'The Primary Writing Project' for the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Our Learning

Our new topic is planned from the children's interest in small creatures.  Many of our areas in the classroom will be linked to our new topic.  In our creative area we will be making and painting minibeasts.  We will also have a new fantastic 'Minibeast Cafe' role play area where children can extend their role play, writing and develop their knowledge of how to use money.

In Maths the children will be problem solving when using money and recapping measure, position and time.  Where possible our learning will link to our new topic.

The children will problem solve with numbers when talking about more and less.  We will also be teaching the chidlren how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and how to estimate.


The Way, the Truth and the Life

'God's World'

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The RE scheme we follow at St Luke's Catholic Primary School is 'The Way, The Truth and The Life, which is taught in every class.  This term we will be learning about 'Gods World', as well as having worship time and prayers embedded  into our daily routine.



Physical Education lessons will now be on a Thursday morning this term. Our new PSHE scheme 'Jigsaw' will be taught on a Wednesday afternoon.  Children have become much more confident when getting changed into their PE kits and getting  changed back into their school uniforms when we return to class after PE. We will be sending PE kits home every half term holiday to be washed.


Reading Books

Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday.  Please make sure you are reading with your child at home and make a comment in their reading diary.  If you wish you keep a book a little longer you can keep the book until the next Friday or Tuesday.


Not forgetting to mention....

Please ensure that your child bring a named water bottle into school everyday and if you haven't done so already, please could you provide your child with a pair of wellies to keep in school for the year.  We will be using the field aspart of our outdoor classroom regularly and want the children to be prepared!


Assessment and Learning Journeys

To document our learning in Reception, we use the online learning journey 'Learning Book'.

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You can view your child's learning at any time, on any device, using your email address and password that you were given at the beginning of the year. We can reset this at any time, if needed!  The website address is www.learningbook.co.uk

Not only can you view your child's learning but you can also add in your own images and comments to share what learning has been taking place at home. We love celebrating these moments in school and they demonstrate the progress that your child is making.


Kind regards

Miss Ledsham









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Castle Park, by Miss Ledsham

Science Week Assembly, by Mrs Grealis

Reception : Events items

End of Year Mass, by Miss Singer

Life Caravan, by Miss Singer

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St. Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

Tel: 01244 981290

Email: admin@stlukes.cheshire.sch.uk