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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

Class Information

Welcome to Reception / Year 1



Meet our Team


Teachers - Miss Piacquadio, Miss Dalton and Mrs Deeley.

Teaching Assistants - Mr Machin, Miss Harvey, Mrs Williams and Mrs McDonnell.


Important time table information


  • We visit the library every Tuesday. Please ensure your child's book is in their bookbag on this day.
  • Our P.E. day is Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit. They can wear grey, navy or black tracksuit bottoms along with their school jumper or cardigan. P.E. consists of navy shorts (no logo) and white round neck t-shirt. These can be purchased from the school uniform shop. Please make sure it is all clearly labelled!


Information about reading


Your child will be sent home with a reading book and a reading record. Please read with your child every night at home and write a short comment in their record. Please make sure this book comes back to school every day. Your child will also be given a pack of keywords which your child will need to learn to read by sight. These words are really important in order to support the children with their reading and writing.




In school we follow the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. More information can be found in our Phonics Room.





Your child will be sent home every Friday with a red homework book each week. This will consist of a piece of Literacy and Numeracy or Topic work to consolidate learning from that week in school. Please feel free to make any comments about how your child found this piece of work. This will be due back to school the following Thursday.

Miss Daltons / Mrs Deeleys year 1 children will get a Learning Log each half term and must fill 2 pages about the given topic, they can include pictures, photos, writing or anything they wish to use to show their understanding or what they have learned. These year 1 children will also be receiving spellings on a Friday to learn at home throughout the week, the children will be tested on these spellings the following Friday.


Google Classroom


At the start of the year your child will have been sent home details of their  Login to Google Classroom. Please accept the invitation to join google classroom as detailed in the letter as sometimes we will set homework via this platform.


House Saints 


Each child is allocated to a different house ( we will inform you which house your child is in). On their saints feast day your child can wear their own clothes to school.



  • Water bottles - Your child should bring a CLEAR  see through water bottle to school everyday. Please make sure that they only contain water and NO JUICE. Bottles should be clearly labelled with your childs name.
  • Labelling all uniform - Please make sure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled. This should also include hats, gloves, shoes etc.



Thank you for your support. We look forward to coming year and working with you all. If you have any questions or queries please speak to a member of our Reception Team.