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St Philip Howard

Catholic Primary School


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Welcome to Rainbow Class

Your class teacher is Mrs James and we are supported by Mrs Eaton, Mrs Dzierzanowska and Mrs Mawdsley.

This page will show you some of the exciting learning the children have been doing in class and ideas for you to do at home to support learning.

Religious Education 

We started the term introducing the school prayers, our prayer table and the school mission statement.  The children are learning to say their prayers and are still working on making the sign of the cross with their right hand. 

Since then we have been thinking about creation and all the wonderful things that God made. We have learned that we, God's people, have been given the job of looking after this world. This includes, caring for plants and animals, recycling and reusing rather than throwing things away and loving one another.


My First Few Days In Rainbow Class

Here are some links to some Phase 2 Phonic games that you could play at home.

As we learn more sounds we will put new games up for you to try.


Alphablocks is a good programme to help your child with phonics. Please find videos below to help with the first sounds we will be learning in class.

Guidelines for reading with your child

High Frequency Words

There are over 50 high frequency words (words which the children will come across regularly in their reading and writing) that we would like the children to know by sight before they leave Reception. Some of these words are phonetic (which means the children can sound them out) other are “tricky” and will just have to be learnt.

We will send home tricky words as part of phonics homework. A sticky label on a page will indicate the tricky words we are learning that week during phonics. You may find it useful to write them out on individual pieces of card. It would be good for the children to practise writing these words too as it will help them to remember them when they want to use them in their writing. 

We are aware that all children learn at a different pace but would encourage you to spend time working with these words every day to ensure that your child does not fall too far behind.

Fine motor control activities

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Attendance percentage for each class.

  • Nursery


  • Reception


  • Year 1


  • Year 2


  • Year 3


  • Year 4


  • Year 5


  • Year 6


Whole School:

"We are part of God's family. We follow the way of Jesus by loving, learning and doing our best."


Awards we have achieved so far.