Reception- St Patrick
Welcome to St. Patrick's!
St. Cuthbert's Catholic School, Carlisle, Reception Class
Our class is called St. Patrick and we are taught by Miss Lynch and Miss Callaghan.
Mrs Farrer teaches us on a Wednesday morning.
Keep In Touch
We use a couple of different ways to keep in touch with parents and carers, so you can keep up to date with what is going on. Announcements are often put onto Facebook, as well as what we get up to day to day.
In Early Years, we use Tapestry to keep track of children's learning and to involve parents. All parents have a login emailed to them, but if you are having difficulties logging in, please let us know.
Class Dojo is a reward system used across school. Parents have a log in and can also give rewards. There is a message function and announcements are often uploaded to Class Dojo too. Each week, the child with the most Dojo points gets a certificate in our celebration assembly.
Phonics and Reading
Every day, we learn how to read and write through phonics. The programme we use is Success For All. The Parent Portal is available by following the link below, where you will find tips and books available to read online.
Children are sent home with books suited to their stage of reading, which need to be brought into school every day. They are able to decode, (sound out words, e.g. d-o-g) and blend words (dog) as taught in phonics sessions. Children will become more fluent readers as the year goes on and with more practise. Please try to read as much as possible, even just a couple of pages a night, and make sure to sign reading diaries too.
Every Monday, we spend part of the day in our amazing Forest School. Here we find out about nature and the outdoors while working together, being active and sneak some literacy, maths and creative learning in there too!
Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for Forest School, including a change of clothing and footwear. Wellies are usually a must!
PE is a vital part of learning in EYFS. Children need to be able to control their gross motor skills, to be able to master fine motor skills, such as holding a pencil and sitting properly.
We have PE on Fridays, please ensure children come to school in PE kit, with suitable footwear, and also bring a bottle of water.