Christ The King RC Primary School


Welcome to Reception!

Meet the Staff

Reception 1 Teacher: Mrs Deakin (Assistant Headteacher)
Reception 1 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Douglas
Reception 2 Teacher: Miss Pask
Reception 2 Teaching Assistants: Miss Hallworth

Additional Support Teachers: Mrs Flemming


What You Need to Know

In the mornings, classroom doors will open at 8.30am for children to arrive, and then close at 8.45am.

In the afternoons, doors will open at 3.15pm for home time.

Please send your child to school in their PE kit on Monday for PE lessons. This half term the children will be taking part in Motion Dance. PE kit is a plain white t-shirt with blue or black shorts.

NFER Baseline Assessments

During the first few weeks of Reception, we will carry out NFER Baseline Assessments. These involve fun, practical activities led by an adult, which will give an overview of your child’s early skills in Maths, Literacy, Communication and Language. These assessments will help us plan for your child’s next steps in learning.

Please click here for more information.


Reception Curriculum Overview

What We Are Learning About - SUMMER 1


"They went out and proclaimed the good news  everywhere while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accomplished it" Mark 16;20

CTK Knowledge Organiser EYFS Topic 7 Pentecost


In Religion,  the children will be learning about good news and that we all have good news to share. We will then be learning about Pentecost, the celebration of the good news of Jesus when God sends the Holy Spirit. Throughout the month of May we will be learning about Our Lady and we will celebrate the start of this month with the crowning of Our Lady.


Our Prayer Garden

In our outdoor area, we have set up a prayer garden where the children will be encouraged to engage in prayer and worship. We will hold special celebration here, such as Harvest, Remembrance Day and the Crowning of Our Lady. 

Our topic for this half-term is "Minibeasts and Gardening." Please  click here to see our Knowledge Organiser for this half term. 


In Maths, the children will be learning about simple subtraction. They will be taking objects away from a set and saying how many are left. The children will be encouraged to say the number sentence. The children will then be learning about number bonds to five and then ten. They will learn how to recall these fact from memory using practical activities.

Useful Maths Websites:      


Whiterose Maths

Number Fun Portal

Cbeebies - Numberblocks

BBC Bitesize

ICT Games

In Communication, Language and Literacy, the children will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children will be reading the information book 'Caterpillars and Butterflies' and watching real life caterpillars transform into butterflies. The children will then enjoy  reading the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' which will reinforce their prior learning. 

During this half term the children will be focusing on writing sentences independently using a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop. The children will be encouraged to use their 'Fred Fingers' to help them to spell the words they want to write on their own, as well as ensure their letters are formed correctly and sit on the correct place on the line.


Handy hints for helping your child with early reading at home.

Useful Literacy and Communication Websites:         

Phonics Play


Oxford Owls

Teach Handwriting

In Phonics, we are learning to read and write Set 1 sounds. It is important for all children to know these sounds so they can use them independently in their reading and writing. We are encouraging children to use “pure sounds” as used in this video. Please share this with your child and encourage them to say these sounds out loud as often as possible.

Video: Parent video: How to say the sounds


It is really important that your child has the correct pencil grip for writing. Share this short video with your child to practise holding a pencil correctly. Encourage them to use their pinchy parrot fingers!

Healthy Teeth

At Christ the King, we want to promote the importance of good oral hygiene. We would appreciate it if you could share these videos with your child and talk about the importance of brushing your teeth in the morning and at night. You can also discuss how different foods and drinks can be good or bad for your teeth. With this in mind, please ensure your child only brings water and healthy snacks to school.

Video: Top Toothbrushing Tips

Our visit from the Dental Nurse

The Dental Nurse is coming to visit our class this half term. She will teach us about how to keep our teeth healthy with our diet and cleaning routines.

Staying Safe

To promote safety around laundry and cleaning products, we are using the resource Staying Safe with Sam. In addition to reading different stories on this theme, we have been learning a chant to help the children remember what to do.

Children will receive a resource pack to take home for parents. This contains a mini storybook, an activity sheet, a poster copy, a fact sheet, and an 'I stayed safe with Sam' sticker.


Download the Staying Safe with Sam poster.

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
For telephone enquiries please ask for Mrs Potter.
At point of contact, enquires and queries will be dealt with by Mrs. Potter.
For a paper copy of any information on this website, please contact the school office.
SEN enquiries will be passed on to the school SENDCo Mrs Holroyd.