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St Joseph's R.C. Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig Rhufeinig Sant Joseff
Jesus: in our hearts, in our minds,
in our living, in our learning
Iesu: yn ein calonnau, yn ein
meddyliau, yn ein byw ac yn ein dysgu.


Learning Experiences

First day in Reception


Let's Explore our World Display

My Hair Display

Language (Skills Units)


In Reception, pupils complete 8 skills units to support their literacy and language learning. Units 1 and 2 are completed in Nursery, which focus on mark marking and Unit 3 begins in Reception. 


Unit 3 focuses on pupil's learning the sounds m, a, t, d, o, c, g, i.


Unit 4 focuses on pupil's learning the sounds n, h, s, f, v, z, p, e. Pupils also begin to read and write CVC words e.g. mat, cat, dog, fit etc. 


Unit 5 focuses on pupil's learning the sounds b, l, r, u, w, j, y, x, k. 


Unit 6 focuses on pupil's learning letter names, four and five sound words and learning about rhyming words. 


Unit 7 focuses on pupil's learning the digraphs sh, ch, th, qu, ng. 


Unit 8 focuses on pupil's learning double letter spellings of bb, dd, ff, gg, ck, ll, mm, nnn, pp, rr, ss, tt. zz. 


Throughout all the units, pupils will also be learning tricky words and high frequency words. These will be built upon as the year progresses. 



In Reception, Pupils learning is supported by the scheme White Rose Maths and Master the Curriculum. 

Throughout the year, pupils will practice their counting skills, number recognition, composition within 5, calculation skills, shape work, measure (including capacity, weight, length and height), pattern and time. 


Pupils will develop 3 key concepts that will help them develop mastery within maths. These include:

Problem Solving: 

Through problem-solving lessons and activities, pupils will be encouraged to use their mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems unfamiliar to them.


Maths reasoning tasks will get pupils thinking about number problems logically so they can reach conclusions, find solutions and decide which methods to use and why.


Fluency tasks will help pupils strengthen their foundational knowledge. They practise applying their skills and understanding to different number problems with varying contexts and levels of complexity, while independently choosing the method they use to tackle number problems successfully. Fluency brings together problem-solving and reasoning.