Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”

Early Years




        Bumblebees               Caterpillars

               YR                             YR/1



                  Mrs A Miles                                Miss E. Hawthorn

                     (Phase Leader)

               Mrs M. Zammit                               Mrs U. Friend

                  Mrs H. Potts                           Mrs M. Boulton 


Welcome to Early Years


Autumn Half Term Topic -  'All about me'

Throughout the first half term we will be spending lots of time learning through play and getting to know of school rules and routines.  We will be learning all about our new friends and will be exploring the homes we live in, the pets we have, our families and what makes us special and unique. 



This half term will be learning how to hold a pencil and write our names as well as beginning our phonics programme and learning single sounds. Throughout this half term we will also be exploring lots of new stories linked to ourselves.  Below are some of the stories we will read and learn about this half term.





In Early years, we follow the Read Write Inc programme for teaching phonics. Throughout the Autumn term children will learn 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 to practise at home with will either be home reading sheets, blending books, Ditty sheets or Story reading books. Book change day varies between each groups so all reading books must be in book bags everyday. 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



We will be  continuing to practise counting with 1:1 correspondence and begin to learn to recognise all numbers to 10.  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 - Wednesday 


Library Day - Tuesday Children will change their reading choice books from out class Libraries


North End Library Visit Days:

We will continue to visit North End Library. The class dates are:

Friday 5th November: Caterpillar Class

Friday 12th November: Bumblebee Class

Friday 19th November: Bat Class

Friday 26th November: Badger Class

Friday 3rd December: Owl Class

Friday 10th December: Caterpillar Class

Friday 17th December: Bumblebee Class


RWI book change  - Children to have reading books in book bag everyday to allow for 1:1 reading with an adult in school. Books will be changed after completion of book in school.  The day will vary each week.