Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052




Our Reception children have had a truly fantastic first term.

They have not ceased to amaze us with their kindness, willingness to learn, amazing facts, super number knowledge and brilliant tidying up skills. 

We have had great fun learning and sharing facts about ourselves and our bodies, talking about how we can be good friends, learning our new phonic sounds and investigating numbers with the help of numberblocks.

It has been great to welcome Mr Etheridge to the team and the children in Pop Class have been extremely welcoming.

We are sad to say goodbye to Mrs Perryer as she heads off on maternity leave at the end of this term, however we would all like to wish her the best of luck and we can't wait to meet her new arrival! We hope that Mrs Perryer can find some time for some well-deserved rest before baby arrives.

The Reception team would like to wish you all a happy half term and we are already excited about our plans for Term 2 - wait, what's that? Can I hear a ROAR?


Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Timetable

Words to Learn & Sounds Taught in Term 2

Welcome to the new Reception page!

We will be updating one page for both classes from now on. This page will include details about our termly timetable, our curriculum map and some highlights of our learning over the term.

The useful links can still be found if you scroll to the bottom of the page.

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 1 Timetable

Words to Learn & Sounds Taught in Term 1

Week 4

Another super week of learning in Reception this week!

We have been thinking about what makes a good friend and how we can be kind to each other.

In Literacy, we read the story Something Else and wrote him a letter together to make him feel better. The children made him cards and toys in their play to add to our big envelope - what good friends you all are!

In Maths, we looked at making 'another one'. In our episode, Number One was all alone and struggled to play tennis. Luckily, he made another one and had a friend to play with. Reception were so good at using the stem sentence - "one and another one makes two".

It was also Clean Air Day this week! Can you tell your grown up all about your pledge to help keep our air clean?

We cannot wait to welcome all 30 children in to each class next week! 

Please click here for a helpful document which advises what to expect and when with your children's development.


BBC Bitesize have created some wonderful resources to help support your little ones get ready for starting school. Please click on the link below to have a look:



The below are links to useful and fun websites and games to further support your child's learning at home.



The below website supports with some ideas to help promote early language development at home.


Below are some useful documents with Top Tips for Talking!

For information on how Cathedral Primary School uses Seesaw, please click here.