St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Lambourn Way, Lordswood,
Chatham, Kent, ME5 8PU

01634 669700

St. Josephs’s Class (Year R)



Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. First, let me say an enormous ‘thank you’ for all the kind presents and cards that we received at the end of term. Secondly, thank you for all your support during the Nativity practice and coming to see our lovely Nativity.

We have another exciting term ahead of us in Reception class. We have been focussing on Fairy Tales this term and the children have already thoroughly enjoyed making porridge and gingerbread men! Please follow the link below for more of our curriculum details this term.

I have been very pleased with the children’s knowledge of their Set 1 sounds, their reading and they are beginning to write confidently using these sounds. Thank you for your continued support at home. We will now be moving onto our Set 2 sounds. If you would like a set of Flash cards for Set 2 and 3, these can be purchased through the school or The Book People are currently selling them for a good price.

A few notes and reminders:

  • A new homework timetable for the Spring Term has been sent home either in the Learning Logs or as a separate piece of paper if your child’s Learning Log was not in school


  • We will be having a Red Word check week beginning 22nd January and if you require another set of the Red Words, please send a note into Miss Howell.


  • Forest School will continue to be on a Thursday and P.E. will continue to be on a Friday.


  • Named items: please make sure all items are clearly labelled – water bottles, clothes, bags and any hats, scarves and gloves. We really appreciate this as it can be difficult to get items back to their owners safely when they don’t have names on!


Thank you for all your continued support,


Miss Howell


P.E:  Will be on a Friday and will begin w/b 18th September 2017

Forest School:  Will be on a Thursday and the date will be confirmed soon.

Biscuit Bear

Biscuit Bear is our wonderful class bear, who just loves adventure! Throughout the week, Biscuit keeps an eye on the children and at the end of the week chooses a child to go home with for the weekend!

Biscuit looks for children who follow our school rules all the time and are making a positive effort towards school life.

Biscuit comes with his Adventure Book, where you can document his adventures over the weekend with your child.  This can consist of photographs, writing, drawings and anything else you wish to include!

I really look forward to seeing what mischief Biscuit ends up in!