St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School Closes for Summer at 2pm this Friday 19th July.***

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

Reception Class

Teacher: Mrs Mason

Teaching Assistants: Miss Cunningham, Miss Winskill & Mrs Harrison

Our Gospel Value is: Kindness


Pupil Leaders:

Our School Councillors: Harmony and Lucas

Our Eco Warriors: Sophia and Oliver

Our SHINE Councillors: Etta and Loki

Our link Governor is: Emma Whitaker


Helpful Information:

  • Reading books will be changed on a Friday
  • Reading records are needed in school every day
  • Library book changing day is Friday
  • Homework is given every other Friday, to be returned the following Thursday.
  • PE kits are needed on  Wednesdays and Fridays - please come in PE kits ready 
  • Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack 
  • Water bottles - children will need a water bottle in school each day. This must contain water - no juice or flavoured water. Please return these daily after washing.  You may choose to send your own in. 

Looking ahead:

  • We will be in Forest School every Wednesday on our Welly Walk-  please wear your PE kit and bring your wellies in! 
  • We will be visiting St Annes Library each term to develop our love of reading and awareness of our community.
  • We will visit Porritt House Nursing Home this year to share stories and books.
  • Our school trip will be on the 1st May 2024 to Park View 4 U 

Summer Term message from Mrs Mason: 

Over the next term we will be having fun and learning under the topic titles Build It Up, Big wide World, Animal Safari and On the Beach. We will be learning new phase 5 sounds in phonics and learning to 'speedy read the sounds and words we already know.  We will be writing through the amazing texts; Weirdo by Zadie Smith, So Much by Helen Oxenbury, The Night Pirates by Pete Harris, Hairy Maclary by Linley Dodd and many more. In Maths we will be exploring patterns, doubles, halving and gaining a deep understanding of numbers 11-20. Each week we will explore our school grounds on our Wellington walk, take a trip to the beach, visit the local library and nursing home.  We will also take part in our St Thomas' sports day, go on a school trip and have some very special 'feathered' visitors to look after.  It is going to be an action packed term, filled with summer time fun and learning.  Sun hats, sun cream and a filled water bottle at the ready! 


Useful Documents for Reception Year

Reception Curriculum Learning Overview

Reception End of Year Expectations

Reception Baseline Parent Information

Reception English Overview

Reception Maths Overview

Reception Reading Spine

50 Recommended Reads for 4-5 Year Olds


Summer Term Documents

Build It Up

Big Wide World

Animal Safari

On the Beach


Spring Term Documents

Dangerous Dinosaurs

Ready Steady Grow


Autumn Term Documents

Reception Learning Letter for Autumn 1 

Reception Blog

Keeping Healthy and Getting Sweaty

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog


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Tip Tip Dig Dig! We are builders!

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog

Reception class have been learning all about building!  We have been planning, building, evaluation, drawing, explaining and working as a team to make buildings and bridges. 

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Easter bingo is fun!!!

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog

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Planting a Rainbow

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Forest School Pancakes

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog

This week Reception Class enjoyed making pancakes in Forest School.  We learnt all about Lent and why we celebrate shrove Tuesday!  The children could add a topping of their choice and we finished the session by sharing the story of The Runaway Pancake.  Great work Reception!

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Caring for the birds

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog



Reception class have been caring for our school wildlife today by making bird feeders. We used honey, loops and seeds to make bird doughnuts and bird pizzas. The children have to get busy with their fingers 'squeezing, threading, twisting and smearing'. We are really looking forward to our RSPB Big School Bird Watch next week to see which birds are visiting our school grounds this winter.

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All creatures great and small

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog

Did you know that the word dinosaur means terrible lizard?! Well today Reception class have had a friendly lizard come and help us learn all about scales, spines, plates and horns. We have been learning about armoured dinosaurs and animals. Can you spot Mr Bean helping us with our reading and phonics too?! We really enjoyed having a scaly guest.

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999 What's your emergency? How can I help you?

Reception Teacher (C.Mason) on: Reception Blog

Our children have been learning all about 'People who help us'. They have enjoyed learning about the work of the Police, Ambulance service, Firefighters, Dentists and Doctors.  They LOVED dressing up in the clothes and sitting in the police car too! 

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Zebras in party hats

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Here is a picture of a child

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