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St Peter's 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Our children were involved in wonderful celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of St Peter's being on the Sandy Lane site. 

We played our part in the school liturgy, placing prayers onto our prayer tree and reading out a class prayer.

All of our children decorated flags for buntings and table clothes for our Super Seventies themed Friday lunch.

Our street party was a huge success. The children celebrated on the main playground with all St Peter's children, in socially distanced bubbles of course. They were amazed to see our Key Stage 2 children for the first time in real life and not on a Teams screen. The sun shone down on us and it was amazing!

We spent a day in 1970's dress-up. Everyone looked fantastic in their outfits. We spent the day listening to 1970's music, Showaddywaddy was a firm favourite.

The children have decided to place some of the photos from these celebrations into a time capsule. The capsule will be buried in the EYFS grounds and opened when they are set to leave St Peter's 2027. Watch this space for ptotos of this event.



We enjoyed a sunny street party and a groovy 1970's themed dress up day. 

Spring time learning in Reception.

We have had a busy start to the summer term. The sunshine and rain showers have helped our plants and seeds to grow.

We are all so happy to be back in school, learning and playing together.  We would like to share our learning with you. 



Reception home learning is now on Teams.

For all  home learning please access Microsoft Teams using your child's login details.

Here are some excellent learning sites which we will be using during our remote learning. 


Reading stories with Oxford Owl. Follow the link below, you will need to sign in as a parents, which is easy and free to do, then you will have access to lots of stores to read and share. Use the age range tab 4-5 years for reception age books.


More phonics learning with BBC Bitesize. If you haven't already discovered this section of Bitesize it's well worth a look.  It will provide another set of games to practice Phase 3 Letters and Sounds.



Your child has a personal Readingwise login, please use this to access their account on the link below.


White Rose Maths.

White Rose Maths have produced a fabulous home learning section for primary children. Check it out at the site below:




Welcome to Reception 2020/21

The EYFS team (Mrs Allen, Mrs Fitzpatrick and

Miss Copperwheat) are ready for another fabulous year of learning, exploration and fun. The observant will have noticed the

change in Reception staff to the photos you received in July. Mr Wells and Mrs Weaver have been deployed in to other year groups within school and Miss Copperwheat has joined our team. 


On our web page, Reception's flower, you will find curriculum information, images and comments from learning experiences in school and visits, copies of EYFS letters.

Information can also be found on our Information Board in the outdoor area underneath the canopy. 


You can contact Mrs Allen on our email at:  

Getting started...

Thank you to all children and grown ups for such a smooth start to our St Peter's year. Everyone has been so understanding and patient. By the reaction from our children during their play session visits I know we are going to have a fantastic year of fun, laughter and learning. 

The 'Reception Starters 2020' webpage in the Parents Section of our school website will remain.  This page, Reception flower, will focus on our children throughout their Reception year. 


Now we have an understanding of the likes and interests of our children we are tailoring our learning curriculum, making it as stimulating as possible.  We very much want to engage our children in learning presenting them with purposeful learning.


Due to COVID restrictions I will not be able to run after school adult sessions explaining our curriculum and Literacy, Numeracy teaching and learning. Our thinking caps are on to think of a solution for this, when we have one we'll let you know. 

Reception Teaching and Learning Overview

Learning our phonics with Letters and Sounds.

St Peter's uses the Letters and Sounds approach to help our children learn their letters enabling them to read and write.

Letters and Sounds have produced new online videos to be used at school and in the home. These short videos help children and their families to reflect on school phonics learning. 

Follow the link below, to see the available letter videos. At the moment I am unable to copy and paste a live link to the site.