St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Welcome to Reception

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Spring 1 2021

This half term we were once again back to remote learning, but we didn’t let that stop us having lots of fun while learning. We continued our timetables lessons via zoom with Miss Milligan and enjoyed our Traditional Tales Topic. We read lots of traditional tales including The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man.  One of our favourites was The Gingerbread Man. We designed our own Gingerbread men and some of us even got to eat them after. It was yummy! 


Autumn 2 2020

This half term in Reception is one of our favourites, it's the run up to Christmas! Although this year we were unable to do a whole school Nativity, we brought the Nativity to our classroom. We changed out home corner into a stable and had so much fun retelling the story of Jesus birth. 

Autumn 1 2020

Welcome to Reception! This half term was our first half term in Reception, some of us had been to Little Lambs Nursery and for others, it was our first ever time in St Pius X. We have spent our first half term learning new routines, meeting new friends and meeting our new teacher - "I have lots of new friends, we play in the building area".  We did lots of our activities outside and loved getting messy, especially doing some potion making. In Topic we read the book Funnybones and then used split pins to make our very own skeletons. We have spent lots of time exploring all of our areas and resources.  We are really looking forward to the fun we will have next half term. 

Summer 2020

This was our first half term of Home Learning and look how well we did! We took part in a range of daily challenges from P.e to Music set by different teachers across the school. Our topic this half term was ‘Through the Woods’. We read one of our favourite stories ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’ and even did some yoga while following the story. We made some exciting Bear Hunt Maps and went on our own Bear Hunt with our families and homemade binoculars! We have made Miss Milligan so proud how we have adapted so quickly to our learning at home. I wonder what next half term will bring? 

Spring 2 2020

As well as our fun topics, we have also been learning about germs and how important it is to wash our hands. We used green glitter to represent the germs and tried to clean our hands using just water - the germs would not come off! To clean your hands properly you must use soap! We even learnt a song to remind how important it is to wash your hands and how long we need to wash them for. 

World Book Day 2020

Spring 1 2020

This half term we have been looking at a range of Traditional Tales. We had a crime scene when we came into school one morning and there were a range of clues. We had two PCSO officers join us to try and gather some evidence and we decided that it must have been the Big Bad Wolf! Luckily we were informed by the police that he had been caught a few days later.

Autumn 2 2019

Reception had lots of fun setting up our classroom ready for Christmas. We decorated our Christmas Tree and had put tinsel around our room. Our writing area was converted into a Christmas post office and we wrote some letters to Santa! We had lots of fun exploring our Winter tuft tray too.

Autumn 1 2019

It was our first half term in Reception. We had a really fun time getting to know our new friends, teacher and classroom! We started to do some yoga in P.E and have gotten really good at it now.

Summer 2019

Reception have been working really hard this term on lots of different topics. We have had some beautiful weather and have used this opportunity to do lots of activities outside. We have really enjoyed our P.E sessions with Inspiring Infants and can’t wait to continue them after our break. We have had lots of fun this term!

Spring 2019

Autumn 2 2018

We have had a lovely half term in Reception. We learnt all about traditional tales and were able to pick our favourite at the end! We had lots of fun measuring the length of the Giants footprint from Jack and the Beanstalk, we built a castle in the sky for Jack to go to and we compared the size of the teddy bears from Goldilocks and the three bears. When we came in one morning we found a broken chair in our classroom. It was our challenge to look for clues to find out who broke the chair. We have worked very hard and are now looking forward to our relaxing Christmas holidays. See you in January!