St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

Todholes Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5DG

01946 810 513


As you all know learning in reception takes in many different forms, it isn't always an end product or a piece of work. Learning happens through problem solving, interactions, imaginations, discussions, listening, exploring the outdoors, investigating, being curious, role playing, being creative and being physical to name but a few! Each week we will upload the children's learning and adventures.

Autumn 2

Week Ending 16th December 2021

This week we have been busy, to busy to take any photos as well!!:

  • We have do Christmas finger gym activities. 
  • Christmas crafts.
  • Munched on party food and treats.
  • Had our last session of football with Stuart.
  • Learnt Luke's account of the Nativity story and compared it to our performance.
  • We attempted to write words and sentences to explain the character we played in the Nativity.
  • Saw Santa and received at present from him!
  • Played the characters of the Nativity story for our school mass in church

Week Ending 10th December 2021

This week we have been busy:

  • Performing our fantastic Nativity play, we were very proud of ourselves and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
  • Eating our beautiful Christmas dinner and wearing our Christmas jumpers to celebrate Christmas.
  • Hearing the story of 'The Ten Little Elves' and designing our own elf and writing about him/her.
  • Crafting all our Christmas treats ready to bring home and share with you next week.
  • Listening to the story of 'Snowflake' and practising our cutting skills by making our own snowflakes to decorate the classroom with. 
  • Ordering and recognising numbers using the reindeers and snowmen in the maths area.
  • Singing hymns ready to celebrate at our school mass next week.
  • Drinking hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows in the snack area.
  • Dancing and playing games at our class party.

Week Ending 3rd December 2021

This week we have been busy:

  • Having a successful Nativity dress rehearsal, the whole school was SO IMPRESSED!
  • Learning the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 
  • We made porridge and tasted lots of different toppings and then wrote up what we thought of them.
  • We used oats to test out different capacities. 
  • Exploring number 6.
  • Decorating our classroom doors.
  • Discovering more about Advent and how as Catholics we prepare for it. We made advent wreaths to take home.
  • Developing our cutting, weaving, colouring and writing skills in finger gym.

Week Ending 26th November 2021

This week we have been busy:

  • Practising our Nativity, we can't wait to perform it for you all.
  • Looking at the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' we made story maps, wolf mask and acted out the story with our own imagination. 
  • Focussing on the number 5.
  • Enjoying toast with butter and jam.
  • Learning how to be an elf at Darling Manor.
  • Developing our football skills in PE with Stuart.
  • Working hard in our reading groups to blend and/or oral blending and segmenting. 
  • Beginning to learn about Advent in RE.

Week Ending 19th November 2021

This week we have been busy:

  • Learning songs for our Nativity performance.
  • Focussing on the number 4.
  • Chomping on crackers and yogurts.
  • Learning the story of 'Hansel and Gretel' making our own sweet houses in the small world and deconstructed area.
  • Celebrating Everywhere Bear's birthday.
  • Using the outdoor stage and the water area to transport water.
  • Getting cosy and doing all things Pudsey Bear for 'Children In Need'.
  • Working hard in our daily phonics sessions.

Week Ending 12th November 2021

Yet again another busy and fun in Reception, we've been busy:

  • Re-creating the story of the 'The Little Red Hen'.
  • Creating our own stories.
  • Making bird feeders out of Mrs Patrick's pumpkins from Halloween.
  • Eating yogurt and cereal.
  • Learning new skills with Stuart in our football session.
  • Learning about Remembrance Day.
  • Focusing on the number 3 in our maths sessions. 

Autumn 1