Pluto (Reception)

Reception Class- Pluto 


At St Mary’s we offer a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interest of each individual child. We work in collaboration with parents or with carers to ensure that every child is at the center of the working partnership.

Come and have a look and some of the things we have been up to!

Scroll down to see our upcoming theme for the first few weeks.

 Who Lives in a Rock Pool?

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Our new theme for the Summer term is Rock Pools. We will be learning through four different ways, Engage, Develop, Innovate and then Express.


We will first investigate and explore the life in rock pools by watching videos, playing with small world rock pools and exploring seaweed, muscles and fish! The children will use different medias to create sea creatures that live in rock pools ready to go up on our display.



In This stage the children will be learning many skills. They will continue to develop their sentence writing through writing their own rock pool fact booklets and writing their own underwater stories. The children will learn about habitats and compare coral reefs to rocks pools found n the UK, how they are similar and different. In Maths the children will continue to develop the skills of doubling and halving, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


In this stage the children will take all of their skills and use them to create their own rock pools. They will work with a friend to make their underwater habitat.




Phonics and Reading

As well as the above the children will continue to have daily phonics lessons. We will be focusing on Phase 4 tricky words and applying them when writing sentences and split digraphs from phase 5. Reading and writing sentences will be our main focus in morning writing and reading sessions. As well as phonics the children will continue to have daily reading sessions with the class teacher and guided reading with the teaching assistant.


In Maths the children will begin by focusing on consolidating their understanding of place value with the part part whole maths when working with teens and numbers above 20. They will then continue to develop their skills and understanding on doubling and halving, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and solving problems with this and finally looking at time and money.

Continuous Provision and Outdoor Learning

As well as all the above our Continuous Provision will be out for all children to access throughout the day. Continuous provision are activities and provision that are accessible for children at all times, like play dough, construction, junk modelling, water, sand and much more.

See our outdoor area below.


Useful Websites for Phonics

Useful Websites for Reading

Useful Websites for Maths



Mrs Bettiss, Mrs Board, Mrs Clark and Mrs Crew