St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


Welcome to Reception!


Hello and welcome to St Mary's Grantham - Reception Class.  Thank you for taking the time to look at all the exciting things we get up to!

My name is Mrs Glendinning and I have the pleasure of teaching the best class in the school :)  Mrs Cooper-Brown works with us and on Wednesday afternoons Mrs Flower is in the class whilst I am not there.  Miss Brummitt is also in our class working with some pupils.  

We love using all our amazing space (inside and out) and discovering lots of things, whilst we are learning.  We always have lots to talk about and enjoy sharing with our friends.  



Reception Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2020

What's that sound?


Listen carefully… What can you hear? Is it a loud sound, or a quiet sound? We’ll find out all about sounds and music in this exciting, noisy project.
This half term, we’ll go on a sound walk to see what we can hear and identify where the sounds are coming from. Back in the classroom, we’ll play with noisy toys, listen to sound and audiobook recordings and make our own. Playing percussion instruments will be lots of fun (and very noisy). In the outdoor setting, we’ll listen carefully and describe the similarities and differences between sounds we can hear. We’ll read fiction books about different sounds and join in with rhymes, raps and poems. During our music work, we’ll listen to different pieces, march to military music and play a variety of instruments. We’ll think about loud and quiet sounds, and when these are most appropriate. Noisy Poems by Jill Bennett will help us to explore onomatopoeic words such as pop, crash and buzz. Using our mathematics skills, we’ll ring bells a given number of times, and sing number-themed songs. We’ll also investigate how sounds are made by feeling the vibrations when we speak.
At the end of the project, we’ll listen to live music and perform our dances, music and poetry for an audience.

Help your child prepare for their project Let’s make music! Why not make maracas together using small bottles filled with rice or dried lentils? You could also listen to different types of music, discussing which music you like and why. Alternatively, read books or sing songs with repeated refrains.


We are also tooth brushing! Everyday we spend time after lunch cleaning our teeth through the Lincolnshire Smiles project.