Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”

Early Years




           Hedgehogs                  Rabbits 



                  Mrs A Miles                                Miss E. Hawthorn

                     (Phase Leader)

               Mrs M. Zammitt                               Mrs U. Friend

                  Mrs H. Potts                           Mrs T. Timmons


Welcome to Early Years


Spring 2 Half Term Topic -  Growing Vegetables 

We will be exploring growing plants and vegetables and thinking about healthy eating. We will explore the changes of the Seasons and spotting signs of Spring. 



We will be exploring the Traditional tales of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'The enormous Turnip'.  After this we will go on to explore the 'Supertato' range of story books by Sue Hendra. 




In Early years, we follow the Read Write Inc programme for teaching phonics. Throughout the Autumn term children will have learnt all of the 'Set 1' single letter sounds and some specials friends (two letters make one sound) - sh, ch, ng, qu, th, nk.


All children are now grouped according to their reading ability and will receive new reading materials home every Thursday with will either be blending books, Ditty sheets or Story reading books. We encourage children to practise reading a minimum of 3 times a week and daily speed sound practice. 


For more information, head to Oxford Owls website



This term we have been continuing to count with 1:1 correspondence and begin to learn to recognise all numbers to 20.  Children have also learnt how to add by combining two sets of objects and subtract by taking away from a set of objects.  During our Maths lessons, we use a variety of practical apparatus to support their mathematical understanding.  This includes everyday objects like buttons and pegs to Numicon, counting bears etc


Home Learning

At the end of Spring 1 half term, we learnt about the Chinese New Year celebrations.  The children really enjoyed the Expressive Arts challenges of making Dragons and Paper Lanterns.

Key Information


PE - Friday Full PE kits to be wore into school


Library Day - Tuesday Children will visit the school library and have a chance to exchange books


RWI book change  - Thursday Children to have reading books in book bag everyday to allow for 1:1 reading with an adult in school