St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Reddish



Welcome to RHH

Early Years Team

Mrs Harrison, Mrs Barnes, Miss Zeal, Miss Hencher, Mrs Edwards, Miss Bridge.

Mrs Harrison and Miss Hencher are really looking forward to meeting you.

We are here to help, just ask and we will be able to organise time after school to talk to you.

Important Reminders

  1. Please label all clothing.  That way if anything gets lost, we can return it to you. 
  2. If you know someone new will be picking up your child from school, please let us know or ring our school office. 
  3. We will be outside most days at some point. Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof coat with a hood, waterproof shoes, or sunhat depending on the weather).

Current Learning

We aim to make learning fun. Topics are based on quality texts, and we try to follow the children’s interest. We understand and value the support you provide for your child at home. Early years staff would love to hear about what you and your child have been doing at home. We encourage you to share your child’s learning, achievements and experiences with staff, as this helps us to build a more complete picture of your child.

Religious Education

This half term our topics include ‘All Saints’, ‘Remembrance’ and ‘Advent’. We will be learning about many exciting things, including how we prepare for the special celebration of Christmas.


Superbat by Matt Carr

We will begin the second half term by reading Superbat by Matt Carr.
Pat the bat decides to be special...a SUPERBAT! But he soon realises this is harder than it looks. All his bat friends have amazing hearing. All of them can fly. And all bats can find their way in the dark. Pat is starting to think that he will never stand out - until a family of mice see him for what he really is...A HERO!

Super Daisy by Kes Gray
Planet Earth is in DANGER! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing . . . there'll be PEAS . . . WITH EVERYTHING!

Supertato Evil Pea Rules by Sue Hendra

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match?


There will also be independent rainbow challenges for the children to complete in the different areas of the classroom. We will be doing lots of varied learning based on the stories and we can’t wait to see what the children produce!


This half term, we will be exploring numbers up to 10.  We will be counting forwards and backwards, focusing on matching quantities and numerals, talking about the significance of numbers, and exploring one more and one less. We will be touching on using everyday language related to money and concentrating on 2D shapes.


At the beginning of the year, most Reception children are learning to recognise and blend the 'Set 1 ' sounds. Below is a link to a video to support the correct pronunciation of these sounds.

We also teach the children to blend sounds together - both with and without the letters, using a character called 'Fred' who can only talk in sounds, as seen in the link below:

In Reception, there is a big focus on using correct letter formation. Below are the RWI phrases we use to support correct formation. Please encourage your child to say these phrases as they write which will help them to form letters correctly. Thank you.

Further information for parents from Ruth Miskin (the founder of RWI) can be found on: