St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

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Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate


 Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Reception at St Gregory's

Welcome to FS2 at St Gregory's

FS2 staff:

Miss Bath & Mrs Hill-Bloor

Mrs Till & Mrs Ogden


Children are more likely to be successful learners when there is regular communication and a good partnership between home and school. He / she is more likely to talk about their learning if you are involved and informed, so that you too, can talk about your child’s interests.


Where possible, talk to them about their learning. You may have more knowledge and information to share with them.

Remember to look at our DEAR PARENT LETTER for our weekly objectives in RE, Reading, Writing and Mathematics.


Listed below are the themes which your child’s class will be learning.

 Religious Education:

  • Baptism
  • Lent
  • Holy week


Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

  • Play co-operatively, taking turns with others.
  • Confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others.
  • Talk about how they and others show feelings.


Communication and Language:

  • Listen to stories with attention and recall
  • Using our imaginations
  • Speak confidently and clearly
  • Confidently talk about myself and my family



  • Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events.
  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
  • Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.
  • Begin to read words and simple sentences.
  • Segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.
  • Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions and sentences.



  • Count reliably with numbers from one to 20
  • Place numbers in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, practically add and subtract two single-digit numbers
  • Use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes
  • and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and  mathematical terms to describe shapes.
  • Use positional language such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.
  • Orders two items by weight or capacity.
  • Use everyday language related to time.
  • Measure short periods of time in simple ways.
  • Use everyday language related to money.


Physical Development:

  • Show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • Handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
  • Know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.


Understanding the World:

  • Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
  • Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and  traditions.
  • Show care and concern for living things and the environment.
  • Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur and talk about changes.
  • Talk about why things happen and how things work.
  • Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.


Expressive Arts and Design:

  • Safely use and explore a variety of  materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.



Your child may be given homework activities which may not require them to write or record. It is important that you work with your child on these tasks.

 Please remember to record any Magic Moments your child may have and send them into school.

(Magic Moment example — the first time they ride a bike without stabilisers)





Expectations for the End of  Foundation Stage 2