St Edmund's RC Primary School

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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

0161 921 1940

St Edmund's RC Primary School


Welcome to our Reception Class!

Reception Team

Team Orange - Mrs Bradbury Class Teacher

Team Yellow - Miss Howard Class Teacher

Mrs Backhouse - Teaching Assistant/Key Group Worker

Miss Gray - HLTA PPA 

Reception Reminders: Please ensure your child has a named bag with a pair of black pumps in school.  Fruit is available free of charge daily. Toast and milk are available for the half term via Parent Pay.  Thank you!


As you know Tapestry is wonderful app used by the Early Years Team. We use it to document children's learning journeys in school. We love it when you view our in school learning and add your comments! 
Remember you can use Tapestry at home to share any learning or experiences from home. We always love to hear for you.  Click on the image below to access a guide
to explain 'The why and how of adding observations; for families using Tapestry at home.'
If we are forced to conduct home learning due to COVID 19 we will be using Tapestry to share home learning activities. You will be able to access these using 'memos'. You cannot view 'memos' on the app, you need to access Tapestry via your internet browsers to see the memos sent by teachers. 

Team Orange

Team Yellow

Information Briefing 

We can't hold our usual Reception Reading briefing in school at the moment so we have uploaded some information below. Please speak to us if you're unsure about anything. 

Reading Workshop Reception 2020

Online Home Learning Links

Reading Eggs is an amazing website/app that you can use from home. You can have great fun playing games and reading.

Children have their own individual reading login which you should have received by email. If you cannot find your child's login details, please ask a member of the Reception team and they will gladly give this to you!

Happy reading! 

Click on the image to access the website. 

Our homework web has lots of suggested home activities linked to our current topic. These activities are linked to the areas of learning in Reception and are designed to be practical, using resources at home which do not need printing.
These activities are for the whole of the half term. Ideally, you should select one activity to complete each week. Which activity you choose and the order in which you complete them is entirely your choice.
Once you have selected an activity from the web you can upload photos or videos on Tapestry to show completed homework. We will then award your child with a green dojo.

We can’t wait to see all your lovely homework and celebrate their work in class. 

Autumn Two 2021


The children were very excited to have a special treat in school.  All of the children watched the pantomime 'Aladdin.'

Reindeer visit

This afternoon we have had a very special visit from Santa and his reindeer Donner and Dancer.  The children were all very excited.

Sumo - Fruity Thinking

This half term we have explored another SUMO principle 'Fruity Thinking'. We created fruity thoughts as a team and sorted some statements into fruity and faulty thinking. We also learnt about our inner coach and inner critic. We are amazing! 

Santa Run

We took part in Santa’s run.  They really enjoyed running around our outside area wearing Santa hats.

Christmas Experience Day

Wow what an amazing day we all had! We completed lots of different Christmas activities throughout the day and ended with a biscuit and some hot chocolate. 

Odd Socks Day

The children wore odd socks to school for our themed week on Anti Bullying. We showed each other our odd socks and talked about how everybody is different.  We also discussed how we can be kind to each other and use kind words. Then we designed our own odd socks.


The children have been using five frames to show different ways to make 5. They were able to recognise that had 5 because the five frame was full. They were also able to explain what the frame was showing such as 3 red counters and 2 yellow counters. 3+2=5.

Representing the Number 3 and 4

The children really enjoy finding different ways of representing a number.  These children were really pleased with their independent work.  They wrote the number, the word, a tally chart, number sentences, shape, objects, etc. 

All Saints Day

All Saints’ Day falls each year on 1st November.

It is a time when we remember all of the saints who have died and the wonderful things they have done.

Visit to Church

We visited our Church today.  The children were very respectful and listened carefully to Father John.  Father explained the different features of the Church especially the Baptismal Font as this is something we are learning about in our RE lessons.

Topic - Night and Day

We have been learning about Night and Day.  We looked at different videos clips and discussed what we could see.  Then we watched a clip showing a city at night.  The children were asked why there were lots of lights and one child said “The lights are on because it is too for everyone to see.”

Autumn One 2021

Black History Month

It is Black History Month so we have been learning about Bob Marley and how he created reggae which then became recognised and loved over the world. We then discussed British groups, such as the ska band The Specials, UB40, Madness, Aswad and Musical Youth, whose music was influenced by the reggae genre. The children enjoyed listening and dancing to the music.

National Poetry Day

Reception have been learning the poem ‘Journey to the Moon’ for National Poetry Day and for our Rhyme Time Challenge. The children then made their own rockets in provision. Well done Reception!


 Some of the children have been learning about positional language and some of the children were challenged to find different ways of making 10 using the numicon tiles.  All of the children worked really hard and they were proud of their achievements. 

School Library

 It was lovely to be able to go back into our school library again.  The children were excited to explore all the different books available.  



In English we have been looking at how at a set of instructions. The children made their own jam sandwiches and we discussed how we need to follow the instructions in a set way.  We talked about how we have to use bossy words when writing our own set of instructions.


The children have been working really hard on their writing.  They have been looking at how we use speech bubbles. The children were really proud of their work.  Take a look! 


In English, we have been engaging in role play using our current story 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears.'  The children enjoyed using the masks to re-enact the story and they were fantastic at using different voices for the different characters

All About Me!

Our topic this half term is 'All About Me!'  First we completed our Pre-learning task to find out what the children already know. 

The children have been engaging in different activities throughout our first week back. 


This month of October marks the month of Mary so today we have been focusing on praying to her and using the Rosary. The children have been learning about the Rosary using the beads and the different prayers such as 'The Our Father' and 'The Hail Mary.' 


After learning about repeating patterns in our maths lesson, the children decided to create their own repeating patterns using the multi-link cubes and other resources.

Some of the children decided to take their learning outside and used a variety of resources to create their own repeating patterns.


 As part of our topic ‘All About Me’ we have been talking about different parts of our body. In our key groups we drew an outline of child's body and the children helped to label the different body parts.  The children were very good at naming lots of different parts.


This morning we introduced our new S.U.M.O. program to the children. S.U.M.O. stands for stop, understand and move on. We talked about making the right choices when things don’t go quite as we planned and we encouraged the children to always try to have a positive mind set.
The children then created their own colourful t-shirts to reflect their positive attitudes to certain events.