Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”

Early Years




        Bumblebees               Caterpillars

               YR                             YR/1



                  Miss E Hawthorn                    Miss J Newman


Support Staff

               Mrs M Zammit                               Mrs U Friend

               Miss H Potts                             Miss L Pinches



Welcome to Early Years


Autumn Half Term Topic -  'Animals'

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 different animals through a number of exciting books. 



This half term will be learning how to hold a pencil, improving our physical development and learning to write our names. We will be beginning our phonics scheme, Read Write Inc to start 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.


Once children have begun reading single letter sounds and blending words they will begin to take home blending books. Book change day varies between each week 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. In addition to this children will recieve flash cards so that you can practice their new sounds at home, alongside letter formation rhymes to help you support your child at home.

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


Key Information


PE - Wednesday 


School library book change - Books will be changed on a Thursday and children will change their reading choice books from out of the class libraries.


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.