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St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Growing together on a journey with Jesus



Fantastic Home Learning!

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Come and look at all the fantastic work the children have been doing at home.

Technology in our Foundation Stage

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Look at all the amazing ways we learn about and use Technology in our Foundation Stage!

Alien Writing Project

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In Reception we aim to inspire the children to gain a love of writing through creative projects. The children really enjoyed creating their own alien models to use in their writing and writing to Beeg, our friendly letter writing alien!

Our RE Learning

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We use lots of creative activities to learn all about different Bible stories in our RE lessons.

The History of Ourselves!

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We have been exploring our own histories by looking at photographs of ourselves when we were younger. We used these to talk about how we had changed over time and events from our past. I wonder if you can work out who is in these photographs?
"I've got taller and my hair is longer" said Daisy.
"I couldn't walk or talk but now I never stop talking" said Dolly.

Marvellous Maths!

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Take a look at all our marvellous maths work!

The Festival of Holi

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We had an amazing time learning all about the Hindu festival of Holi.

Book Week

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Look at all the fantastic activities we have been doing during book week to ignite our passion for reading.

Phonics Family Learning

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We had a fantastic time teaching our grown ups all about how we learn phonics. Thank you to everyone who came. We hope you found this helpful to support your child's reading and writing development at home.

Rockpool Visit

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After learning lots about animals that live under the sea we had a visit from a travelling rockpool. This gave us the opportunity to learn lots of facts about animals that live in a rockpool, handle these amazing creatures and make our own first hand observations. The children would like to tell you some of the things they have learnt about starfish:
"If one of the starfish's arms comes off they grow a new one. It's like a super power" said Dolly.
"This is a sun starfish. It has 14 eyes and 14 arms. In the middle is his mouth and his bottom. It felt squishy on the bottom and spiky on the top. In the corners of his arms, that's where water comes from" said Dominik.

Our Class Wedding

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As part of our learning in RE we have been learning about 'The Wedding at Cana'. To support our understanding of this story we had our own Reception wedding. We learnt lots of new vocabulary e.g. 'bride' and 'groom' and talked about our own experiences of weddings.

Pirate Day!

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We had an amazing time on our pirate day! This really ignited the children's interest in our topic and gave us lots of opportunities to further our learning across the curriculum.

Chinese New Year

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We had a fantastic theme day learning all about the celebration of Chinese New Year. We learnt all about how children celebrate this special day and compared this with our own experiences of celebrations.

A Little Bird Told Me

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We all took part in our nativity play 'A Little Bird Told Me'. Our costumes looked fantastic and we sang and danced so beautifully. This was a lovely way to mark the true meaning of Christmas.

Wild Literacy at Skelton Grange

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We had an amazing time exploring the woodland environment at Skelton Grange to enhance our learning about 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.

The Gruffalo

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The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the story of 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. Have a look at some of our amazing work.

Sensational Stories Family Learning

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We had a fantastic session in the hall thinking about how we can inspire a love of reading. Thank you so much to everyone who attended.

Science Theme Week

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What an incredible week! We have had so many opportunities to develop our scientific skills during our first theme week at St Anthony's.

Funky Fingers Party

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We had a funky fingers party with our families. Mrs Capaldi talked to the grown ups about fine motor skills. We then had the opportunity to work with our grown ups to practise these skills in lots of exciting ways. Thank you so much to everyone who came to this event. We hope you found it useful to help you to support your child's learning at home.

Autumn Explorers!

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We have had so much fun exploring different signs of autumn this half term.

Road Safety

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We learnt all about how to keep safe around the roads. We had a visit from the road safety team and took part in lots of activities to develop our road safety knowledge.

Kitchen Disco!

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This week we have been exploring the story 'Kitchen Disco' by Clare Foges. We have really enjoyed developing our vocabulary and other skills from across the curriculum by immersing ourselves in this fantastic text.

Welcome to Reception 2019-20


We are really looking forward to welcoming you all into our very special school over the coming week. We are going to have so much fun this year as you take the first steps in your St Anthony's learning journey.


This page will be regularly updated with videos, photographs and other information so please do check it regularly. Our planning and newsletter for Autumn 1 can be found using the links above.


PE will usually take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times. 


We also look forward to seeing lots of you at our family learning events this half term. 

On Friday 13th September we will be holding a Tapestry information session at 3.15pm for all parents who are not familiar with using Tapestry online learning journeys. 

On Friday 4th October we will be holding a Funky Fingers family learning session from 9-10am. This will be an opportunity for you to work alongside your child to share ideas of how you can support your child's physical development at home. This is essential to ensure your children become confident writers and I know we will all have lots of fun. 


Mrs Shelton, Mrs Cecil, Mrs Cook, Mrs Corah and I are very excited to get to know you all. We will have so much fun laughing, learning and growing together. See you soon!


Mrs Capaldi