Safeguarding Notice

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.

Please read our latest Ofsted report from February 2024
St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School


Welcome to Reception's class page.

Here you will find important information linked to our curriculum, year group and support ideas with useful websites to help your child's learning from home.  Don't forget to check Seesaw for regular updates and photographs of what your child has been learning in school.

Thank you,

Mrs Gray

Key Information

All children need a pair of wellies that stay in school, these are essential for the children to be able to access provision on the grass.


Reception have access to outdoors which includes lots of resources to support children's physical development.  They will also participate in PE lessons which will start after October half term - A separate update will be sent out regarding their PE day so that you can send your child into school wearing their full PE kit. SUMMER UPDATE: Reception's PE day will be every week on a Tuesday as they join in with our Manchester Utd Coach. Please send your child into school wearing their full PE kit.


All children have been given a set of Ruth Miskin sound cards - these are the same as what we use in school during our phonics lessons with the children.  These are your cards to keep and use as flash cards, make words and play games with at home.  Your child's reading book day will change along with the phonics timetable and their reading for pleasure book (Story book to be shared with an adult) will be changed on Fridays.  Please ensure that the full plastic reading wallet is brought into school daily in order to accommodate this.


After reading, please make sure that the reading record has been signed to indicate that your child has read the book and any additional reading materials.


  • Your child will need to work on their reading book and share their library book with someone who can help them read it.
  • Use the Read, Write Inc flash cards daily if possible to flash sounds and improve recognition. You can also use them to play games or make words with to read.
  • Use the sound, number and name mats to help your child
  • A phonics, handwriting and maths homework text book will be sent home. Specific pages to complete will be sent to you via Seesaw so that you know which ones need completing during the week. Please take a photograph of the completed pages and send back to school via a Seesaw message. SUMMER update: A writing activity booklet has been sent home to replace the 'phonics and handwriting' homework. Please watch the supporting video on Seesaw

Maths Knowledge Organiser

Useful Website Links

These can be used to support your child with their learning across different areas of the curriculum