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


At the end of the Autumn term, the children enjoyed performing in their first school Nativity.  We will begin the Spring term recapping the full Christmas story in particular the arrival of the Shepherds and the Kings.  We will be role playing the story, writing simple sentences to retell and completing craft activities. 


Spring Term Topic -  Frozen Worlds

We will be exploring the polar regions, ice and animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic.  



We will be exploring the stories of 'Be Brave Little Penguin' and 'A Way Home for Wolf'. 





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


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

Home learning challenges should be uploaded to Tapestry where teachers will be able to comment and share achievements in class.