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“Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.” “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” (Oscar Romero)

Reception: Beetles

Welcome to the Beetles!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Beetles grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Beetles class are Miss Coles, Mrs Picker, Miss Warner and Mrs Hul. We love teaching the Beetles and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our Christian Value this term is ‘Friendship.’

Friendship is such an important value in our society, with children often spending more time with their friends than with family.

Jesus tells stories of the heavenly banquet to which all are invited. The barriers between people are broken down in a loving community around God, and Jesus had stern words to say to those who refused to recognise that all are included in this community of friendship.

True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.

‘A friend loves at all times.’ (Proverbs 17:17)

*Our Learning for this term*



Autumn Term 1

This term our topic is entitled 'Me, Myself and I'.


We will spend the first few days settling  in and getting to know each other.  We will learn our school rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe, and will find out about what they mean as well as what choices we can make to show we understand and are following the rules. In the second week, we will begin our Little Wandle phonics scheme and also the Mastering Number scheme where we learn all about numbers 1 and 2. In a few weeks we will begin our Talk for Writing book which this term is The Gingerbread Man. This is when we learn a story really well in order to retell the story with actions, then we write our own stories based around this text. If any mums and dads have any queries about the schemes we follow for Maths and English (or any other queries for that matter), please ask them to speak to the class grown-ups when they drop you off in the mornings or collect you in the evenings. 


In PSHE, we will be thinking about our families and how all families are different. We will also be looking at how we have changed since we were babies and what things we can do now that we couldn't do when we were younger. We would love to see photographs of all of you In Art, we will be attempting to draw a self-portrait using a black-lined pencil. 


In our outside learning area, we will be getting lots of exercise and learning about how to look after our bodies through exercise as well as how to use the outdoor equipment safely.

We will also be learning some outside games we can all play together.


We're so excited to begin our learning journey through Reception together and can't wait to begin all the lovely things we are going to do together. 

*Our Half Termly Newsletters*

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