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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy


Welcome to Reception 

This term the Reception team are Mrs Boyle, Mrs Abel and Mrs Marshall.

We hope you are all well and have enjoyed the Christmas break! This term we are going on The Great Dinosaur Expedition and we will be exploring all about the time of the dinosaurs. We will be transforming into dinosaur explorers and learning all about when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. We will be exploring what has changed and looking at similarities and differences from then to now and we will be exploring non-fiction texts. We will be investigating fossils, creating our own dinosaurs and exploring the many different types of dinosaurs. We will be investigating what the dinosaurs ate and creating our own healthy dinosaur feast.

This term we are also going to be busy learning activities on the carpet before the register, if you feel your child can come into the classroom unaccompanied please encourage this. I will be available in the morning if you wish to pass on any messages or have anything you wish to speak to me about. Please note that the school start time is 8:55am.

Maths with parents – This is the online homework for Reception, I have uploaded the next few sessions on the Maths with Parents Reception page (

The Reception login code is 504505, please let a member of the team know if you need any help with logging in.

This term I have also sent out some home learning activities that can be completed at home over this term. If your child completes any of these activities please can they bring them in so they can be shown to the class.

Our Spring 1 topic map, knowledge organiser and further information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum are available as links below.

Look out for more information about Spring 1 term on our class blog, this can be found under the "Our Learning" tab on the home page.