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 play.

We have another exciting term ahead of us in Reception class.  We will be focusing on two new books this term ‘Tanka Tanka Skunk’ and ‘The Train Ride’ and will be embracing our rhythmic and musical sides!

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.  

These sounds consist of:

ay, ee, igh, ow, oo (long sound), oo (short sound), ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy, ire, ear, ure.

There will also be some Red Words being sent home for the children to practise.  These are words that need recalled by sight as they cannot be read using their Phonics.  We recommend you chop them up and pop them in a special tin or box!  They could also be stuck to the fridge, doors as passwords or any other exciting invention!

A few notes and reminders:

  • Mathletics will continue to be set every Monday to be completed for homework.  You can access this via and using the login, which is stapled to your child’s yellow contact book.
  •  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


Curriculum Outlines for Parents

Term 1 

Term 2

Term 3